Category Archives: The Americas

Cozumel Scuba Fest

Info on scuba diving attended the World Travel Market in London again in November 2015 and met with the Director of the Cozumel Scuba Fest Gilda Sigie and President,  Pedro Joaquin Delbouis.

The Scuba Fest was held between the 8th and 13th of December 2015 in Cozumel, Mexico.

This was the fourth year the event had taken place, growing each year.

Special thanks to
Karlos Simon
Director of
“Cozumel, a paradise in the Caribbean Maya”
For the use of his video clips
www.karlossimon.com

Thanks also to
Yibrán Aragón
for the use of his images

For more information on the Cozumel scuba fest
8th – 13th December 2015
visit www.cozumelfest.com

 

Honduras

Honduras in Central America is situated on top of the worlds second largest barrier reef.

Utila and Roatan are probably the best known of the islands for diving that make up the Bay Islands of Honduras.

Warm water, many species to see, cave diving, wreck diving, shark and dolphin diving.

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Many properly developed and managed sites with visibility most of the year round up to 100 feet.

Utila is popular with younger people and backpackers and those on a low budget whereas Roatan offers luxury to small hotels.

Both Naui and PADI dive centres operate in Honduras.

Info on scuba diving met with Syntia Bennett Solomon the Vice Minister of Tourism for Honduras at the World Travel Market in London on 8th November 2011 to discover more about diving around Honduras.

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photos on this page courtesty Honduras Department of Tourism

Honduras is very unspoilt with few divers on a site – fifteen to twenty divers seems to be the maximum on a boat.  Most likely you will not see another dive operator on the same site as you.  There is a liveaboard operating in the area as well.

For more information on Honduras please visit the official website for Honduras www.letsgohonduras.com

 

 

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Diving in Belize

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.

Belize is the northernmost central American nation, bordered by Mexico to its north, by Guatemala to its south and west, and by the Caribbean Sea to the east.

We spoke with the managing director of HP Belize Adventures, Teresa Parkey about the diving opportunites there.   Theresa owns and runs several dive centres in the country of Belize.

Interview with the MD of HP Belize Adventures, Teresa Parkey

Duration 4 minutes 17 seconds

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