We have a winner of our Dive Week Competition! The dive site name that Carolyn Hampson came up with was Lothlórien which is the fairest realm of the Elves remaining in Middle-earth, in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings stories. It also plays an important part as the Elven centre of resistance against Sauron and is a symbol for the Elves’ aesthetics of preservation.
Lord Howe Island is well known as a Marine Park and anyone who has been there knows the locals’ mind-set on the need for marine conservation. Lothlórien also represents a space ‘out of time’ and having personally dived that site – it is like some place that time forgot.
So well done Carolyn – I’m sure you will enjoy diving it.
All you runners up, don’t forget: you may have missed out on the major prize but thanks to Pinetrees Lodge you still have a $500 voucher towards a Dive Week accommodation package at Pinetrees Lord Howe Island!
Contact the Sydney Pinetrees Travel Office on 1800 226 142 or firstname.lastname@example.org to redeem your voucher and take the first steps towards your next Dive Adventure! Conditions apply and spaces are limited so get in touch soon to secure your spot.
Here’s are some of the judges favourites:
- Crayfish gardens
- Red Gully Reef
- Dragon’s Maze
- Gower’s Wonder
- Gower Plate
- Gower’s Gully
- Paradise Found
- The Lords Corner
- Lobster Lane
- Galapagos Gardens
- Gower’s Shadow
- Reefy McReef
- Galapagos Gully
If your entry was amongst them maybe you should treat yourself to a holiday on lord Howe Island – and have a go a naming some of the other new sites being discovered there.