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A Bit Dinghy (also known as Puzzle Pieces) is a recurring challenge that originated in Survivor: Edge of Extinction and has since reappeared in 41.


One at a time, members of each tribe must swim out to a ramp, where any two members must individually dive to release two buoy puzzle pieces. Once they have their puzzle pieces, they must pull a pontoon to a platform, where they must use the two pieces they collected, and another two pieces on the platform, to build a buoy pyramid puzzle. The first tribe to solve their puzzle wins.


The challenge debuted in Edge of Extinction as an Immunity Challenge. Although members from all three tribes struggled to release their buoy puzzle pieces, it was the Lesu tribe who had the most difficulty, allowing the Kama and Manu tribes to pull ahead. Though with Kama and Manu unable to figure out the puzzle, Lesu was eventually able to collect their pieces and catch up. Kama eventually finished their puzzle first, and immediately started coaching their former tribemates on Manu. However, Lesu, with the benefit of being stationed in between the other two tribes, also started copying Kama's puzzle and finished theirs before Manu, allowing them to win their first immunity and sending Manu to Tribal Council.

In 41, the challenge was used as a Reward Challenge post-merge with the restriction that only two members may physically work on the puzzle. Although the yellow team was first to their puzzle, Evvie Jagoda, recalling the exact same puzzle from Edge of Extinction, led the blue team of herself, Danny McCray, Deshawn Radden, Erika Casupanan, and Ricard Foyé to easily solve the puzzle within seconds of reaching the platform and win reward.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
Edge of Extinction
"It's Like the Worst Cocktail Party Ever"
Tribal Immunity S38 aurora t.pngS38 joe t.png
S38 julia t.pngS38 julie t.pngS38 ron t.png
S38 david t.pngS38 kelley t.pngS38 lauren t.pngS38 wardog t.png
Team Reward S41 danny t.pngS41 deshawn t.png
S41 erika t.pngS41 evvie t.pngS41 ricard t.png
Danny, Deshawn, Erika, Evvie, & Ricard



  • According to Evvie Jagoda, Jeff Probst stated that this challenge will no longer be reused. [1]


Recurring Challenges
A Bit Dinghy · A Bit Tipsy · A Crate Idea · A Leg Up · A Numbers Game · Air Raid · Angry Chair · Around the Bend · Back in Slack · Balancing Point · Ballin' A Jack · Barrel Bridge · Barrel of Monkeys · Basket Brawl · Better Homes and Island Living · Beyond the Wheel · Blind Leading the Blind · Blue Lagoon Bustle · Blue Plate Special · Boats, Brains & Brawn · Bone to Pick · Boulder Smash · Bow Diddley · Box Your Mind · Braille Maze · Broken China · Buggin' Out · Build It Up, Break It Down · Butch Cassidy · By Any Means Necessary · By the Numbers · Can't Buoy Me Love · Cannonball Run · Caught in the Web · Cell Block Sea · Challenge Pitch · Chief's Choice · Chimney Sweep · Chinese Zodiac Symbols · Choose Your Weapon · Coconut Juice · Crate Escape · Crocodile Rock · Crosswalk · Cube Crisis · Dear Liza · Dive Masters · Dizzy Miss Lizzy · Domino Effect · Draggin' the Dragon · Dragging the River · Drop A Log · Dulcimer Stomp · End of the Line · Fallen Comrades · Fast Fire · Faulty Towers · Fauxconut Bowling · Fire and Water · Fire Fighter · Float Your Boat · Floating Puzzle · Game of Bridge · Gatecrasher · Get a Grip · Get Barreled · Get Hooked · Get Your Goat · Gimme Three Steps · Great Escape Run · Hands on a Hard Idol · Hear About It Ladder · Hot Pursuit · House of Cards · House of the Holey · Idol Hands · Jail Break · Jump Shot · Jungle Love · Jungle Relay · Kamikaze · Keel Hauling · Keep It Up · Keep on Your Toes · Kenny Log-Ins · Kicking and Screaming · Kitty Litter · Know Your Loved One · Ladder Tree Golf · Last Gasp · Letter Hunt · Lock, Load and Light · Lock Step · Log Jam · Losing Face · Mask Match · Matchmaker · Matt Finish · Memory · Mud Pack · Mud Slide · Muddy Waters · New School · New Tribe Member · Nut Bucket · O-Black Water · Odd Shaped Bottoms · Operation Balance Build · Out on a Limb · Over-Extended · Paddle Battle · Paddle Out · Perch · Pilfering Pirates · Piranha Feast · Pole Dancing · Pot Head · Push Me, Pull You · Puzzle Dig · Pyramid Scheme · Q and A · Quest for Fire · Race to Shore · Ram-Ball On · Rescue Mission · Rice Race · Rise and Shrine · Rock Bottom · Rock n' Roll · Rod Screw-It · Roll With It · Roller Ball · Running Down a Dream · · Sacrificial Lamb · Schmergen Brawl · Sea Crates · Sea Legs · Sea Salvage · Shipwrecked · Shoot 'n' Shuffle · Shooting Gallery · Shoulder the Load · Simmotion · Slip, Slide & Score · Slither Me Timbers · Smash and Grab · Snag, Drag and Bag · Snake in the Grass · Snake Island Relay · SOS Signal · Spear-it Hunt · Spit It Out · Splash Back · Sprung A Leak · Squared Off · Squatty Probst · Stacked Up · Stairway to Heaven · Stairway to the Stars · Star Man · Station By Station · Step on Up · Stomp-ede · Strung Out · Sumo at Sea · Survivor Auction · Survivor History · Survivor Pentathlon · Survivor Quiz Show · Swahili Scramble · Swing Break · Temple Transfer · The Ball Drop · The Cruel Sea · The Game is Afoot · The Gauntlet · The Home Stretch · The Maze · The Obstacle Course · This Much · Thrash, Splash & Bash · TLP O-Course · Tomb Raider · Troubled Water · Uncomfortably Numb · United We Stand · Vampire Bats · Vertically Challenged · Vertigo · Wall to Wall · Well Stacked · What-er Drag · When It Rains, It Pours · Wicker Flicker · Will It Go Round · Witch Hunt · Wrist Assured · Yank Your Hank · You Shook Me