Underwater photographers of all skill levels are invited to the annual California Beach Dive Photo Competition (or CBDPC if you like tongue-twisters). For a $60 entry fee, aspiring Zissous can dive in, spend a day snapping undersea pix, and then return for dinner and prize-giving at night. The only catch: it's in Monterey.

Extra credit is given for capturing photos of mermaids, sea witches, and crabs with Jamaican accents.