|Plunge, Pull, Pop|
|The tribes compete in Caramoan.|
|Recurring Survivor Challenge|
|Description:||A recurring challenge|
Plunge, Pull, Pop (also known as Sea Salvage) is a recurring challenge in Survivor.
A certain number of tribe members will race out to a floating platform. Then they will dive into a cage to pull out bamboo poles in order to release the item needed to complete the final objective. After gathering all of the needed items, they will race back to shore. The first tribe to complete the final objective wins.
The challenge made its debut in Survivor: Palau. The castaways would race to salvage sake bottles from a shipwreck. One at a time, the castaways would be pulled to the shipwreck on a raft by their tribemates. Once the player arrived, they must dive down to retrieve a sake bottle. The first tribe to bring back six sake bottles wins. Though Ulong had an early lead, Ibrehem Rahman had difficulty staying underwater long enough to get a bottle, thus giving another win for Koror.
In Survivor: China, Amanda Kimmel and Courtney Yates sat out for Fei Long. In this version, two castaways are releasing puzzle pieces that refer to the Chinese Zodiac. Then the remaining three would solve the puzzle. Also, the divers must alternate each time. For the first half of the challenge, Fei Long and Zhan Hu were relatively even. However, Peih-Gee Law and Jaime Dugan threw the challenge in order to vote out one of the newcomers of the tribe. This allowed Fei Long an easy victory.
The challenge was reused and modified in Survivor: Caramoan. In this variation, the divers were not required to alternate. In this case, three castaways would dive to remove bamboo sticks. They would release one of nine rings. Once all nine rings are obtained, they would be pulled back by three other members. Then, the remaining members would toss the rings on to three post. The first tribe to do so wins immunity and fishing gear. Laura Alexander sat out for the Fans. The Fans fell behind early because they sent weaker members and Sherri Biethman didn't switch out early. The Favorites sent athletic members, who alternated each turn. This allowed them to gain an early lead. Despite the Fans' best efforts, Malcolm Freberg and Phillip Sheppard won the challenge for the favorites.
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