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Cell Block Sea (also known as Phish Farm and Serpent Turf) is a recurring challenge on Survivor.

Rules

Castaways must race out into the water and swim over to their respective tribe's bamboo cage. Once the entire tribe has arrived, each person must climb up and over the cage wall and jump into the water. They must then retrieve a large item and bring it back to shore, where a final task would occur. The first tribe(s) to finish this final task would win.

History

The challenge debuted in as a Reward/Immunity Challenge in Caramoan, where each tribe had to retrieve a heavy chest from the cage, then move the chest along a track and onto a platform using grappling hooks, with the first tribe to get their chest on their finish platform winning. The tribes traded the lead throughout the challenge, with Bikal narrowly hooking their final piece of track ahead of Gota to win, sending Gota to their second straight Tribal Council.

In Cagayan, the challenge was once again used for reward and immunity, with the tribes collecting four fish traps from the cage, before using the puzzle pieces in the fish traps to solve a puzzle back on the beach. Luzon took a large lead over Aparri and Solana heading into the puzzle stage, but J'Tia Taylor cost them a taste of victory when she failed to complete the puzzle. Sarah Lacina managed to finish first for Aparri, and LJ McKanas finished second for Solana, sending Luzon back to Tribal Council.

The challenge reappeared in Game Changers, again for reward and immunity, where six members of each tribe had to drag a 400-pound snake out of the cell and onto shore. The three remaining castaways had to retrieve numbered tiles from the snake, after which a code could be solved, unlocking rings which they must toss onto eight targets to spell "IMMUNITY". Nuku had an early lead with their strategy of involving every single castaway, while Mana fell behind when they had difficulty transporting their snake. However, Mana was able to catch up on the ring toss thanks to Malcolm Freberg, but Nuku managed to pull out and win again, sending Mana back to Tribal Council.

The challenge was used as the fourth Immunity Challenge in Ghost Island, in a similar design to Caramoan, but with only one piece of track to hook, and an additional stage of getting all five balls in the chest on top of a narrow perch. Malolo had a huge lead heading into the final task after Naviti struggled throughout the challenge. However, Naviti managed to catch up when Malolo could not get their final ball on their perch, allowing Naviti to come from behind and win, sending Malolo to Tribal Council.

In Edge of Extinction, the challenge was again used for reward and immunity, and worked similarly to Game Changers, except that all eight members of each tribe would now start on a floating platform instead of racing out from the beach. Kama took an early lead after Keith Sowell struggled in the water for Manu. Although Keith attempted to make up for the deficit during the ring toss portion, he only set Manu further back, allowing Kama to pull out their second consecutive victory, sending Manu back to Tribal Council.

Winners

Episode Challenge Type Winner
Caramoan
"There's Gonna Be Hell to Pay"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S26 andrea t.pngS26 brandon t.pngS26 brenda t.png
S26 cochran t.pngS26 corinne t.pngS26 dawn t.png
S26 erik t.pngS26 malcolm t.pngS26 phillip t.png
Bikal
Cagayan
"Hot Girl with a Grudge"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S28 cliff t.pngS28 lindsey t.pngS28 sarah t.png
S28 tony t.pngS28 trish t.pngS28 woo t.png
Aparri
S28 alexis t.pngS28 brice t.pngS28 jefra t.png
S28 jeremiah t.pngS28 lj t.pngS28 morgan t.png
Solana
Game Changers
"The Stakes Have Been Raised"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S34 andrea t.pngS34 brad t.pngS34 cirie t.png
S34 debbie t.pngS34 jt t.pngS34 ozzy t.pngS34 sarah t.png
S34 sierra t.pngS34 tai t.pngS34 zeke t.png
Nuku
Ghost Island
"Trust Your Gut"
Tribal Immunity S36 angela t.pngS36 chris t.pngS36 domenick t.pngS36 donathan t.png
S36 james t.pngS36 laurel t.pngS36 libby t.pngS36 wendell t.png
Naviti
Edge of Extinction
"One of Us Is Going to Win the War"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S38 aubry t.pngS38 aurora t.pngS38 eric t.png
S38 gavin t.pngS38 joe t.pngS38 julia t.png
S38 julie t.pngS38 ron t.pngS38 victoria t.png
Kama

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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 · 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
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