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Floating Puzzle (also known as Sea Stars and Puzzle Paranoia) is a recurring challenge from Survivor.

Rules

Survivors must race to obtain puzzle pieces out in the water. They would swim down and unhook the piece, then bring it back to the tribe. Once all the pieces are back, they would solve the puzzle. The first tribe to finish the puzzle wins.

History

The challenge debuted in "The Great Divide" of Survivor: Thailand, where Sook Jai put their flower puzzle together first and won immunity.

The challenge reappeared in "The Great White Shark Hunter" of Survivor: Palau as a slide puzzle, where Koror again defeated a severely diminished Ulong.

In Survivor: Panama, it appeared in "Starvation and Lunacy" as a Reward Challenge. La Mina took an early lead, but Casaya was able to beat them when they solved the puzzle first, allowing them to win the reward.

Winners

Episode Challenge Type Winners
Thailand
"The Great Divide"
Tribal Immunity S5 erin t.pngS5 jake t.pngS5 jed t.pngS5 ken t.png
S5 penny t.pngS5 robb t.pngS5 shiiann t.pngS5 stephanie t.png
Sook Jai
Palau
"The Great White Shark Hunter"
Tribal Immunity S10 caryn t.pngS10 coby t.pngS10 gregg t.pngS10 ian t.png
S10 janu t.pngS10 jenn t.pngS10 katie t.pngS10 tom t.png
Koror
Panama
"Starvation and Lunacy"
Tribal Reward S12 aras t.pngS12 bobby t.pngS12 bruce t.png
S12 cirie t.pngS12 courtney t.pngS12 danielle t.pngS12 shane t.png
Casaya

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Trivia

  • Sook Jai is the only tribe to win this challenge not contain both the winner and runner-up of the respective season.
  • Koror is the only tribe to not face off against an orange tribe, defeating a blue tribe instead.
  • The debut of this challenge ends the 4 season streak of having the second Immunity Challenge of the season being Buggin' Out .

References

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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