Category Archives: Caribbean

Aruba

Aruba – a Caribbean island some twenty miles long is located in the Lesser Antilles of the southern Caribbean Sea approximately 25 miles off the coast of Venezuela. It is a constituent country of the Nederlands.

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It is considered a top wreck diving destination by some magazines with at least eleven wrecks on the coastline including one of the largest wrecks in the Caribbean, the German WW2 wreck the MS Antilla which is 400 feet long and lies at a maximum depth of 55 feet making it a very easy wreck to dive.

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The south coast has strong currents which makes for some excellent drift dives along the coral reef.

Water temperatures are consistently 24C and visibility generally is a good 10M.  The best time for diving is Spring.

For the non diver there is a cave system in the national park to explore with Arawak Indian drawings on the cave walls.

With around nine dive centres on the Island, there is plenty of choice for the diver.

Five flights a week with the Dutch national airline from Amsterdam fly via major cities in Europe into Aruba.

Info on scuba diving met Tirso Tromp the Area Director Europe for the Aruba Tourism Authority to find out more. Duration: 4 minutes 44 seconds HD_wt

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Please note:- Underwater footage shown in this interview was shot and produced by Watermark Productions for the DVD “A Rainbow of Reefs – One happy Island” produced for the Aruba Tourism Authority – no other company other than the Aruba Tourism Authority has a claim on this material.

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For more information on diving in Aruba please visit the official website of the Aruba Tourism Authority – www.aruba.com

Another resource for information on diving in Aruba is Caribbean diving dot com – Aruba, with resorts and dive operators.

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All images on this page are courtesy Aruba Tourism Authority

Turks & Caicos Islands WTM 2011

The Turks & Caicos Islands are located 550 miles southeast of Miami, Florida just below the Bahamas chain and just to the east of Cuba and the island of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti) Although a member of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, technically the Turks & Caicos are located in the Atlantic Ocean, not the Caribbean Sea.

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(images courtesy of the Turks & Caicos Islands Tourist Board)

The Islands are surrounded by one of the most extensive coral reef systems in the world and therefore provide outstanding diving opportunities.

Info on scuba diving met with Ralph Higgs the Director of Tourism for the Turks & Caicos Islands at the World Travel Market in London to learn more

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For more information on visiting the Turks & Caicos Islands please visit their official website www.turksandcaicostourism.com

Another resource for information on diving in Turks & Caicos is Caribbean diving dot com – Turks & Caicos, with resorts and dive operators.

Grenada Board of Tourism WTM 2011

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Known as the spice isle of the Caribbean, Grenada is the most southerly of the windward islands in the Caribbean.

Volcanic lakes, waterfalls and lush rain forest awaits the visitor to the island.

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photo courtesy Grenada Tourist Board

Diving is a year round activity available and is known for its wrecks such as the Bianca C, having more wrecks around its shores than any other Caribbean destination.

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photos courtesy Gavin Parsons

One of the most unique dive attractions is an underwater sculpture park created by Jason deCaires Taylor and is one of only a few in the world.

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photo courtesy Jason deCaires Taylor

Info on scuba diving met with Simon Stiell the director of tourism for the Grenada Tourist Board at Londons World Travel Market on 7th November 2011.  Simon is himself a scuba diver and tells of his experience taking his son diving who is the youngest person to become a PADI seal in Grenada: Duration 9 minutes 23 seconds HD_wt

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photos courtesy Gavin Parsons

For more information on Grenada as a destination please visit the official website for Grenada www.grenadagrenadines.com

Another resource for information on diving in Grenada is Caribbean diving dot com – Grenada, with resorts and dive operators.

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The La Source Resort in Grenada is an all inclusive holiday destination offering PADI qualified guests a three day scuba-yoga programme at no extra cost during a one week stay.

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This unusual combination of yoga and scuba utilises Pranayama techniques to aid dive performance and give beginners confidence according to Dr Manoj Kutteri the resort’s resident holistic programme director.

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Gerlinde Seupal, Director of Aquanauts added: “There is a general consensus that yoga and scuba diving complement each other, given the emphasis on quality of breath. Habitual patterns are challenged in both activiities, our mind is asked to explore new dimensions of our body and its movements in yoga and diving requires openness to a new environment physically and emotionally. Yoga diving has been available in resorts in the Red Sea, Egypt, but this is a first for the Caribbean and a a great new workshop for guests who dive”

Info on scuba diving spoke to the MD of Elite Island Resorts, Paula Whitehead at London’s World Travel Market to find out more: Duration 3 minutes 29 seconds HD_wt


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Diving is with the resorts on-site centre, Aquanauts.

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The island of Grenada has 22 wrecks in its clear waters and is increasingly popular with divers.

For more information on staying at the La Source visit their website www.eliteislandresorts.co.uk

For information on diving whilst at the La Source visit Aquanauts website www.aquanautsgrenada.com

And for more information on Grenada as a destination please visit the official tourism website for Grenada www.grenadagrenadines.com

(all photos on this page are courtesy of Aquanauts and La Source)

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Tobago

Each year in London at the Excel Centre is a trade show for the travel trade from all over the world.  Tourist boards, hotels, resorts, attractions, airlines etv showcase their products and vie for new business.

Tobago is the smaller of the two main islands that make up the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. It is located in the southern Caribbean Sea, northeast of the island of Trinidad and southeast of Grenada

We spoke with the director of tourism for Tobago in the Caribbean about the diving opportunites there.   Mr Solomon is himself a recreational scuba diver so gives us first hand information on what is available.

Interview with the director of tourism for Tobago – Mr Warren A Solomon

Duration 6 minutes 20 seconds

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A resource for information on diving in Tobago is Caribbean diving dot com – Tobago, with resorts and dive operators.

 

I have now put on our website, the interview I did with you and have also used some of
the footage from the DVD from Tobago.The interview is in high definition, but the parts from the DVD are not as they are not
in high definition.The interview is also on Youtube so that should help with views.Please go to http://www.info-on-scuba-diving.com/dive-destinations/diving-in-tobago to
see the interview.

I hope that you both like what we have produced and look forward to the possibility of
visiting Tobago to film and promote the diving there.

Regards

Simon