Mariana and Javier, winners of Fury's Facebook Photo Contest

Mariana with Javier, winners of Fury’s Facebook Photo Contest.

And the winner of a Key West vacation for two, including roundtrip airfare, luxury accommodations, complimentary dinner, and all-you-can-play action with Fury Water Adventures… is Mariana Fernandez! Congratulations!

What an impressive win! Mariana entered the Facebook Fan Photo Contest in May and won the monthly prize. Her photo was our profile picture the entire month! I got to chat with Mariana via email and she was so sweet and so enthusiastic about her experience in Key West!

Swimmer snorkeling at the surface of the water

Mariana’s winning photo!

She made the trip down from Miami with her husband Javier to celebrate her 28th birthday in September 2010 and joined us on our snorkel trip. Mariana said of snorkeling, “The first impression we had as we descended into the water and glanced below was: ‘OMG!! IT’S SUPER DEEP!!!!’ Then, little by little, we lost the fear and before we knew it we were like two fish in the sea, swimming around, staring at the unknown world that was just beneath us!”

I love the way she describes her experience and I’m sure many of you can relate! Over the course of the contest Mariana rallied a whopping 1,842 “likes” for her photo. So impressive! She says she and Javier absolutely fell in love with Key West’s landscape and the kindness of the people. They are dying to get back and give parasailing a try, and it looks like they’ll have their chance and then some!

Congrats again Mariana! Thanks for being such a true Fury fan! Can’t wait to see you out on the water in Key West.

Shayne Benowitz is a freelance writer and Fury crew member. Follow her on Twitter @ShayneBenowitz.

Last Updated 05/04/2020