Posts Tagged ‘scuba’

Are you looking for great dive locations to visit.

August 17, 2014

The top 10 locations have been identified by Scuba Diver Life. See where you should be diving in the U.S. These are 10 locations that should be on your bucket list. See what you think.

http://scubadiverlife.com/2014/04/26/top-10-u-s-dive-destinations

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Go on a vacation that will leave you in aw.

July 11, 2014

If you have never been to Roatan to go diving your missing alot.

The Roatan Marine Park (RMP) is a grass roots, community-based, non-profit organization located on the island of Roatan, 50 kilometers off the mainland coast of Honduras.

Our organization was formed in January 2005 when a group of concerned dive operators and local businesses united in an effort to protect Roatan’s fragile coral reefs. Initially, it was our goal to run a patrol program within the Sandy Bay-West End Marine Reserve (SBWEMR), to prevent over exploitation through unsustainable fishing practices. Over time, we expanded the scope of our environmental efforts through the addition of other programs encompassing the entire island.

At present, the RMP, together with the Bay Islands Conservation Association (BICA), co-manages the Reserve, which is a nationally recognised marine protected area located along the northwest coast of Roatan. A Memorandum of Agreement was signed with the ICF (National Institute of Conservation and Forestry Development, Protected Areas and Wildlife) to allow the RMP to be a co-manager of the Reserve. The ICF is the governmental institution responsible for the administration of all Honduran protected areas.

The RMP runs a broad range of activities to protect Roatan’s natural resources, including patrols and infrastructure, education, conservation and public awareness. We attend government enforced environmental damage inspections and provide environmental impact assessments (EIAs) on sites of proposed developments on the island. We have also assisted in establishing the first-ever plastic bottle recycling program on the island, introduced a “Bags for Life” campaign (which promotes the use of re-usable shopping bags), and have been instrumental in setting up community empowerment initiatives through supporting the creation of the Water Taxis Association and the Fisherman’s Alliance.

With a rapidly developing island, the number of challenges we face increases every day. We are focusing on engaging diverse community stakeholders to aid in developing solutions that can ensure long-term, sustainable management of our natural resources.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Roatan-Marine-Park/100064028855

Diving in Roatan.

July 8, 2014

If you are looking for a great place to dive then you need to see Roatan. This reef has everthing you want an need. The Island is small but very nice.

COME TO THE COOL BREEZES THIS SUMMER . . . OF ROATAN . . . THAT TROPICAL JEWEL ISLAND IN THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN. Still some Super Special Resort Savers left for this Summer and Fall 2014. Checkout some of the fine resorts here at Roatan Travel Guide. ‪#‎CaribbeanTravel‬‪#‎Roatan2014‬‪#‎Roatan‬ ‪#‎Diving

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Epcot DiveQuest is a unique scuba diving experience inside the 5.7-million-gallon saltwater tank at The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion in Epcot.

May 22, 2012

Have you ever visited The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion and wished you could dive in and join the fish? Now you can!

Epcot DiveQuest is a unique scuba diving experience inside the 5.7-million-gallon saltwater tank at The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion in Epcot theme park. Scuba-certified Guests can swim with over 6,000 sea creatures—including sea turtles, angelfish, dolphins, eagle rays and sharks.

All Guests must be SCUBA-certified and at least 10 years of age to participate. Guests ages 10 to 12 must be accompanied by a paying, participating parent or guardian.

The experience lasts 3 hours, and Guests will spend approximately 40 minutes underwater in the massive Caribbean Coral Reef aquarium—which until 2005 was the largest saltwater tank in the world. Participants also get to see the massive backstage infrastructure required to filter and maintain a vast manmade ocean flourishing with life.

With its clear water and lack of currents, Epcot DiveQuest is an experience that both diving enthusiasts and Disney fans will never forget. Where else in the world can you swim with sharks and sea turtles while simultaneously waving to people enjoying a sit-down meal?

All diving equipment is provided. Please bring a swim suit and, if you wish, bring your own dive mask—particularly if you have a prescription mask.

Guests who are not scuba certified but wish to get a closer look at the remarkable aquatic life in The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion may still be able to do so on the Dolphins in Depth tour or the Seas Aqua Tour.

Epcot® DiveQuest is presented by the National Association of Underwater Instructors.

Duration:
3 hours
Price:
$175.00 per person (ages 10 and up)
Phone:
Call (407) WDW-TOUR or (407) 939-8687

Scuba Diving In Cozumel.

December 17, 2010

Scuba Diving In Cozumel By Jacob M Martus 

 Cozumel is Mexico’s largest Caribbean island. It is a popular destination for college students on spring break as well as being one of the busiest ports of call for cruise ships. People come to Cozumel for the pristine white beaches, the crystal clear water, and to enjoy some of the best scuba diving in the world. From the city of San Miguel on the central coast, down to the southern tip of the island, there are a series of reefs and shallow coral formations that make Cozumel a paradise for scuba divers. There are more than a dozen specific sites for diving, each with their own unique attributes. The most popular of these are the Columbia, Palancar, and San Francisco reef as well as Chankanaab Lagoon. There is no shortage of options when taking a scuba diving trip to Cozumel. The abundant marine life here, which display a myriad of vibrant colors make scuba diving in Cozumel an unforgettable vacation. The waters here are extremely clear and coral reef formations go on for miles. In most places, you won’t have to submerge more than 40 feet to experience the unique sights this place has to offer. Explore underwater overhangs and caves, follow along one of the many coral reefs, or experience the huge variety of fish that call this place home. All of these things are what make Cozumel an exciting place to dive. The Mystical Cenotes of Cozumel If you’re an avid adventurer and you’re looking for an exciting excursion you may consider doing some cenote diving. Cenotes are deep water filled sinkholes that held great spiritual significance to the ancient Mayans who believed they were the entrance to the underworld. Diving in these deep and mysterious underwater caves makes for an adventure that few people ever dare to attempt. Cozumel is in close vicinity to a variety of cenotes and many scuba divers travel here just to explore these frightening caves. If you’re new to the sport, don’t worry. As long as you have the spirit and desire, you can learn to scuba dive, and there’s no better place to do it than Cozumel. Instructors will teach you all the safety procedures and proper techniques for diving, and be there every step of the way to help you have an enjoyable experience. Overall, Cozumel is one of the most popular scuba diving destinations in the world. There is no shortage of dive shops or tour operators here, and choosing one will just come down to personal preference. Make sure to plan your trip well and book with a company that you feel comfortable with. Because of the sports popularity in this area it’s not uncommon to be diving with 20 or more people. However, even with crowds of divers, Cozumel offers some of the most breath-taking sights around, and it’s easy to see why so many people visit here.

http://www.scubadivinggetaways.com