New Underwater Scooters at Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire

german-arango-demonstrates-the-easy-handling-of-the-subgravity-dpvsBuddy Dive Resort introduces new underwater scooters in Bonaire

BONAIRE, Dutch Caribbean (December 1, 2016) – Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire is proud to announce their latest acquisition. As the first and only dive operation in Bonaire, Buddy Dive Resort recently started to rent Dive Propulsion Vehicles (DPV’s), also known as underwater scooters. DPV’s offer a thrilling way for scuba divers to see a lot of underwater territory in a short amount of time.

SubGravity DPV’s
The resort rents the most advanced DPV’s on the market: SubGravity DPV’s, engineered by Bonex. “They are all about high performance and reliability in a compact package”, states German Arango, Buddy Dive TeK coordinator. Simple operation as well as easy handling, makes diving safer and more enjoyable. The scooter allows divers to glide over reefs or buzz around in a large wreck. Whether making a shore or boat dive, a DPV is a great way to see more and have fun doing it.

In order for divers to be able to use the underwater scooters, Buddy Dive also offers DPV classes. If you’re at least 12 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course. This class is for both recreational and technical divers and will take one full day. The diver will learn about maintaining a DPV, handling skills and how to plan dives with an underwater scooter.

TeK event
During this year’s Buddy Dive TeK event (October 8 – October 14, 2016) the guests were already offered the opportunity to learn more about SubGravity DPV’s. “We welcomed divers from around the world. It was great to see CCR and OC divers from the USA, Brasil, Argentina, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Holland, France and England diving together and sharing experiences”, says Arango.

Next to demo’s from SubGravity DPV’s and CCR’s, Buddy Dive welcomed equipment manufacturers and instructor trainers from NAUI, GUE, TDI and PADI, HOLLIS, Halcyon and apDiving. Recreational divers had the opportunity to learn more about tech diving, plus they had the chance to try the latest of equipment while getting instructions from some of the best instructor trainers. Arango: “We can’t wait until next year to do it again and invite everyone from the technical diving community to Bonaire and Buddy Dive.” Bonaire TeK 2017 will take place from October 7 till October 14.

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Quino El Guardian – Buy 3 Get 1 FREE

quino-with-logoOffer good for all trips to Socorro and the Sea of Cortez in 2017 aboard the Quino el Guardian.

Welcome to the Rocio Del Mar & Quino El Guardian Liveaboards!

Our destinations are world class and our reputation is second to none. Because of this many our guests come back year after year. Whether you enjoy the luxury of the Rocio Del Mar or the incredible value offered by the Quino El Guardian, you will appreciate the splendor of our destinations and the personal attention of our crew.

Below please find details regarding our boats, destinations and more:

VESSELS

ROCIO DEL MAR
 110’ with a 25’ beam  Custom built specifically for divers  In operation since 2009  10 Staterooms o Private bath complete with lavatories, hot shower stall, toilets o 6 Staterooms – twin bunks o 4 Staterooms – double bed for couples  Large salon with oversized furniture, television, computer stations  All areas of fully air-conditioned including cabins, salons and bathrooms  Patio with comfortable outdoor furniture for relaxing  Shaded sun deck  Bathroom on dive deck  Two showers on back deck  Maximum 20 divers

QUINO EL GUARDIAN
 90’ with a 23’ beam  Fully refurbished commercial fishing vessel  In operation since 2015  5 Cabins o 4 cabins with 4 bunks with privacy curtains  4 large drawers – one for each guest  Under bunk storage  Rooms are typically reserved by gender o 1 cabin with 2 bunks (typically reserved for a couple)

 4 Bathrooms on the dive deck with full size shower – one assigned to each cabin so guests can leave their personal items in the bathroom  Salon with seating for 16 with television, computer stations, projector and drop down screen for presentations  All areas are fully air-conditioned including cabins, salons and bathrooms  Shaded sun deck  Fresh water shower on back deck  Maximum 16 divers

DIVING

Both boats have been designed specifically with divers in mind:  Spacious camera table with multiple outlets and dry storage  Each diver has their own dive station with storage for their gear  Two inflatable skiffs each with their own driver  Experienced divemasters lead all dives  Nitrox available at additional charge

MEALS

This is one of the things that our liveaboards are best known for … the food! Each day starts early with a continental breakfast with fresh fruit, cereals, bagels, yogurt, breads, and freshly brewed coffee. After your first dive guests enjoy a full, plated breakfast. After your second dive, you will be served a full, plated lunch each with a hot homemade soup to start. In the afternoon, we serve a large snack often of sandwiches, fruit, cheeses and more. For dinner guests enjoy a three course, plated meal with a salad, entrée and dessert. Hot and cold beverages are always available including canned soft drinks. Divers also enjoy complimentary beer and wine after their last dive of the day. We are happy to accommodate any special dietary needs.

CREW

The only thing better than the food aboard the Rocio Del Mar and Quino El Guardian is THE CREW! Our Captains, stewards, zodiac drivers, divemasters and engineers work together as a team to ensure your comfort and safety. No request is too big or too small and we are here to make your dive trip memorable.

OTHER AMMENITIES

Our guests on both boats enjoy Tempur-Pedic® mattresses and quality bed linens. Our stewards clean all rooms, bunks and bathrooms during the first dives of the day. We provide bath towels and dive deck towels. On the Quino, each cabin is assigned a bathroom. This way guests can leave their personal items and towels in the bathroom. UPGRADES Both the Rocio Del Mar and Quino El Guardian receive upgrades throughout the year. Whether it is new deck furniture or changing the layout of the dive deck, we strive to make every improvement conceivable for the comfort of our travelers.

DESTINATIONS

We know Mexico like no one else! Our destinations include:

REVILLAGIGEDO ISLANDS – SOCORRO ISLAND
November – May Also known as Revillagigedo Archipelago, these are a group of four volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, known for their unique ecosystem. The islands are home to many endemic plant and animal species, and are sometimes called “Mexico’s Galapagos”. Socorro island is the most diverse in flora, fauna, and topography. These islands are a spectacular magnet for the largest ocean pelagic animals in the world. Animals include schooling Hammerhead Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Dolphins, Silky Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, clouds of Jacks and Barracuda, Tuna, Wahoo, Oceanic White Tip Sharks, and Whale Sharks. Yet it is the Manta Rays that are the claim to fame. Humpback whales can be seen January through April.

SEA OF CORTEZ – MIDRIFF ISLANDS
July – Mid-September Easy to get to yet impossible to forget! With clear, deep waters, abundant sea life, golden sandy beaches and inspiring vistas, the Sea of Cortez – known as the Gulf of California – is a breathtaking destination for scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, boating, and exploring diverse marine creatures. Legendary diver Jacques Cousteau described the Sea of Cortez as the “world’s aquarium”. Dive on untouched walls and reefs abounding in marine life. Encounter large and small whale species, whale sharks, jumping mobula rays, and sea lion colonies. Hike and explore remote uninhabited islets. Dine under the stars in a calm anchorage, socialize with your shipmates and make new friends. All in a day aboard Quino el Guardian, combined with personalized service to enhance your live aboard safety and fun. Dive into your dreams and see what Sea of Cortez diving is all about.

EXPLORE BAJA
Mid-September – November Three times a year, we offer a very special, 13-day trip that covers all of Baja California. Your trip begins at one location and ends at the another … Puerto Penasco to San Jose del Cabo or San Jose del Cabo to Puerto Penasco. The Quino El Guardian is also available for custom charters and destinations.

CITIZEN SCIENCE

The Quino El Guardian offers a truly unique experience – our Citizen Science Program. These trips include a marine biologist specializing in subjects such as Mantas, Sharks, Marine Ecology, Geology, Astronomy and more. Included in their research is animal tagging, identification, fish/animal counts and more. Divers can be involved in as much or as little as they like including hands-on research and presentations.

PRICING & DEPOSITS / INDIVIDUALS

All pricing is listed on our website and is subject to change without notice prior to receipt of a deposit  A 25% deposit is due to hold the reservation  25% is due six months prior to travel  Remaining balance is due three months prior to the trip  CANCELLATIONS: There is no penalty for cancellations made 9 months or more prior to the scheduled trip date. 50% of the full rate will be forfeited for cancellations made 60 to 90 days prior to the scheduled trip date. No refunds for cancellations made 60 days or less prior to the scheduled trip date. o There is no penalty for cancellations made 9 months or more prior to the scheduled trip date o 25% of the full rate will be forfeited for cancellations made 3-9 months prior to the scheduled trip date o 50% of the full rate will be forfeited for cancellations made 60 to 90 days prior to the scheduled trip date. o No refunds for cancellations made 60-90 days prior to the scheduled trip date

GROUP RATES, PRICING & DEPOSITS

All pricing is listed on our website and is subject to change without notice prior to receipt of a deposit  Free of Charge Spots – If you’re interested in forming a group to take a trip on either of our vessels, we offer a 10% commission to clients who bring a group of 5 or more people. The commission is deducted from your last group payment. We also provide free of charge spots depending on the vessel: o Rocio Del Mar – 1 free with 9 paid o Quino El Guardian – 1 free with 7 paid  A $5,000 non-refundable deposit is due to hold the reservation  25% of the trip price is due one year prior to travel  25% is due six months prior to travel  The balance less your commissions are due three months prior to travel 5 | P a g e  CANCELLATIONS: o 25% of the full rate will be forfeited for cancellations made 3-9 months prior to the scheduled trip date o 50% of the full rate will be forfeited for cancellations made 60 to 90 days prior to the scheduled trip date. No refunds for cancellations made 60-90 days prior to the scheduled trip date

WEBSITES AND FACEBOOK

Rocio Del Mar  Website http://www.RocioDelMarLiveaboard.com  Facebook http://www.Facebook.com/RocioDelMarLiveaboard Quino El Guardian  Website http://www.QuinoElGuardian.com  Facebook http://www.Facebook.com/QuinoElGuardian Please get in touch with me if you have any questions or want more information about any aspect of our vessels. We hope to welcome you or your guests on one of our exciting adventures soon.

With best regards, Susan Susan Long Sales & Marketing SLong@RocioDelMarLiveaboard.com

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Increase Your Holiday Sales with Dive Flag Jewelry

p1060467bluefinger3In addition to the reduced wholesale order requirements for DEMA Show attendees, dive Flag Jewelry has recently announced a new approach for dive shops and gift shops to display their merchandise and earn a percentage of the sales related to purchases made by their customers.

Here’s how their NO INVENTORY sales option works:

  1. You buy a set of Dive Flag Jewelry samples at wholesale prices.  Included in your order, you get a display tray, pricing display card, 50 coupon cards for interested customers and finger/ring sizing tools.
  2. Dive Flag Jewelry assigns you a Coupon code.  You fill in that code on all your cards.
  3. You display the samples.  Customers admire and try on samples.  You provide code card to customers.  Customers purchase at www.diveflagjewelry.com and receive 5% discount when using code.
  4. Your customer gets 5% off and you receive 5% of every sale associated with your code!

Visit http://diveflagjewelry.com/p/wholesale or see Dive Flag Jewelry at DEMA booth 2040 to learn more.

Here’s a quick look at what Dive Flag Jewelry has to offer:

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Each piece of Dive Flag Jewelry features the classic, red-and-white flag made of simulated red coral and mother-of-pearl chips, inlaid into rhodium-plated bronze.  Rhodium will never tarnish and makes jewelry more durable.  The chip inlay is also extremely durable, since the dive flag is not just painted or baked on.  Use of simulated inlay in Dive Flag Jewelry protects our reefs!  Retail prices range from $25 to $45.

About Dive Flag Jewelry:
Dive Flag Jewelry is owned and operated by Evonne Dunn.  In 1976, Evonne founded Handmaid Enterprises, which specialized in the design, manufacturer and sale of unique seashore and dive-related jewelry.  Re-establishing Dive Flag Jewelry in 2012, Evonne has brought her attractive, affordable, dive-related jewelry back to life.

Evonne has been a certified diver since 1997.

Dive Flag Jewelry aims to provide the best products and service to their customers at the lowest prices possible.  They take great pride in their company, their commitment to customer service and in the products they sell.  Their online store is designed to provide a safe and secure environment to browse and purchase their products.

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Dive Industry Foundation to Exhibit at DEMA Show 2016

DIF-200Dive Industry Foundation at DEMA Show
by Gene Muchanski, Executive Director
Dive Industry Foundation

 

The Dive Industry Foundation will exhibit at DEMA Show next week in Las Vegas, NV, at Booth 4225.  The Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt, charitable organization dedicated to promoting economic growth in the world watersports community.  The Foundation offers free business and marketing consulting to industry business professionals engaged in the manufacturing, retail, service, training and travel sectors of our industry.  The Foundation is in the process of creating its Small Business Academy and has already linked with potential Vendors, Sponsors and Dive Show Organizations. Business Seminars will feature Industry Leaders in the Business Community, showcasing modern marketing tools and technologies that help small businesses start, grow and succeed in today economy.

The Dive Industry Foundation was formed in 2004 and quickly became the most active non-profit organization to exhibit at dive, surf and adventure travel consumer and trade shows. We believe the Foundation has exhibited at more shows to promote scuba diving than any other non-profit in our community.  The Foundation is seeking Sponsors to help fund an aggressive 2017-2020 dive promotional campaign.

The Dive Industry Foundation has come to the aid of dive families in distress caused by accident, illness or death.  They have raised funds on behalf of our fallen industry brothers & sisters.  Donation payouts are always 100% of the funds collected, with the Foundation paying all of the processing fees out of its General Fund.

The Foundation conducts primary research in the Retail Dive Center and the Manufacturing Sales Rep sectors of our industry.   Survey summary reports are made available to Sponsors at no cost. Survey results focus on industry trends and analysis and help to improve the working conditions of the sectors surveyed.

For more information on our DEMA Show 2016 click here

For more information, contact Gene Muchanski, Executive Director at gene@diveindustry.org

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Editorial – November 2016

Gene-Video-200November is DEMA Month
by Gene Muchanski, Editor
The Dive Industry Professional

Every November the diving industry is myopically focused on DEMA Show.  After all, it is the largest face-to-face marketing opportunity we have in diving.  At no other time in the year are so many diving industry professionals gathered in one place at one time.

If you do business in this market, DEMA Show is a good investment.  Politics aside, the DEMA Show has 500-600 exhibitors in the exhibit hall, making it the largest diving Trade Show in the country.  With 300+ seminars and workshops run by manufacturing, training and travel companies, it also is the largest professional development conference in the country. DEMA is also the meeting grounds for many organizations, like the Women Divers Hall of Fame, The Our World Underwater Scholarship Society. the SSI Platinum Pro Foundation and too many other groups to mention.  All that makes DEMA Show the conference of the year for us.

Being a big conference is a very positive thing but it has its some potential weaknesses because of that.  At last count we noted that 570 exhibitors, with 1,348 booths were scheduled to exhibit at DEMA 2016.  That means approximately 5,392 exhibitors will be in attendance.  Of course, these numbers change as we get closer to the actual show date, so check with the latest info on the DEMA Show Exhibitor list on their web site for a more accurate count.

The show normally attracts approximately 3,500 attendees.  Their time is split between the exhibit floor, seminars and meetings.  In a 4 day period the exhibit floor is open for 32 hours. The good news is there is a lot to do at DEMA Show.  The bad news is you can never do everything you want or need to do.  That’s where the industry needs to get involved and work together to figure out how to make the trade show experience work for all of us.

There is no easy answer but we do have plenty of statistics to work with.  We have an event that draws at least 8,900 industry professionals, over a 4 day period, with 32 man-hours of exhibit hall time.  The questions are: 1) How can we make the exhibit hall time more productive for buying and selling?  2) How can we increase the effectiveness and efficiency  of the seminar time?  3) How can we better coordinate before-hours and after-hours show time?

The things that are important to all of us are: 1)  A positive and productive trade show experience.  2) Maximum buying and selling opportunities.  3) Meaningful educational seminars and workshops.  4) Productive meetings.  5) Many social activities and opportunities for social interaction.  Where, when and how this can happen is up to the industry to decide.

I’m looking forward to DEMA Show next week.  Please stop by Booth 4225 to say hello and drop off your business card and brochure.  Safe Travels.

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Rowland St. John Christmas Tree Ornament #3

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Ocean Angel Christmas Ornament

Artist Rowland St. John’s 3rd Christmas Tree Ornament creation “Ocean Angel.”  This Pewter tree ornament depicts a Sea Lion being freed from a six pack holder. Designed to bring attention to the hazardous plastics and debris ravaging our oceans worldwide.

Cast in Lead-Free Pewter Approximately 3″ x 3″.  Perfect Holiday Gift.

Rowland is bringing only 200 of these ornaments to DEMA Show, Las Vegas on November 16-19, 2016.  Email your order now and pick it up at his Booth # 4198.

Contact: Rowland St. John, Big Blue Gifts.
eMail: bigbluedive@me.com

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VOTE For Patrick Hammer – 2016 DEMA BOD

Patrick Hammer

Patrick Hammer

A DRIFT AT SEA – BUT NOT LOST
by Patrick Hammer
2016 DEMA BOD Candidate

Dive Retailers sometimes believe they are alone, and not sure what course to follow.

Before I explain myself, think back to the Kon – Tiki, The story was of Thor Heyerdahl, a Norwegian, on a mission to prove that natives could make a 5,000 mile journey from South America to Tuamotu Islands.  Thor set out on this adventure in 1947. Navigating his hand-built raft he navigated the Pacific Ocean, ALONE! Now that man was all alone, but he believed in himself and his objective. When he ran out of food he never thought about turning back, he became creative and collected plenty of food. Although alone at sea the man persevered and made the long trip.

SO WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH PATRICK HAMMER AND THE DEMA BOARD?

Many retailers today feel like they are floating at sea and are uncertain of their position.   A lot of older stores are getting tiered and just closing up. However we are not attracting new blood, to replace them, so what is wrong?

Thor was at the helm and navigating that 5,000 mile journey, ALONE. Retailers are not alone, we have just like the great ships of today many people willing to navigate, and we just need to select the proper one.  One that has a plan, and is not scared to move forward. One that will lesson to your needs and offer support, Navigating tough waters is not hard when you have a sturdy ship, strong belief and a plan. The Kon-Tiki was simple rafts that meet Thor’s needs, and served the purpose of proving his point. I am glad to say, he proved his point. Today we all need to move forward over some uncharted water and grow our businesses. We can do this as a team; we can also survive like Thor. I don’t want to just survive; I want to keep growing my business. I want to keep growing the industry and I believe DEMA and the board is my raft to success. I ask you vote for me and let me have a chance to help navigate us over the next few years.

I was on the DEMA board and understand the hard work that goes into the job, I know there will be times I feel alone, but after 42 years operating a dive store, I am pretty sure I am fit for the long, hard Journey. I am glad to work with every board member to get to the goal of a stronger industry and healthier stores. DEMA is for all of the shareholders and we all will work to make our industry more attractive to new divers.

If you see me at DEMA, and have suggestions please stop me and talk to me about them. You are not alone on a raft, were all on the ride together, and we need to grow the industry. This can happen when you elect me to the board, and we all change the way we think about our careers. Every retailer hurts themselves and the industry when they state things like “how do you make a million dollars in the SCUBA industry? Start with two” How will that ever attract new blood?  Many Professional dive centers have made and are making millions, why not ask them how? That’s one point, but we all can make diving grow, by working together.

Not going to DEMA, sorry to hear that but you can Email me, Patrick@scubaemporium.com

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DIRA – Dive Industry Retailers Association

DIA_RETAIL_LOGO-200DIRA – Dive Industry Retailers Association
by Gene Muchanski, Executive Director
Dive Industry Association, Inc.

Over the years there have been a number of Retail Dive Associations.  The first ones were run by dive equipment manufactures (Aqualung Dealers Association) and then dive training agencies (NAUI, PADI, NASDS).  A number of them were organized by a group of local Retailers (Colorado Scuba Retailers Association) and  a few had a national or international focus to them (ADR – Association of Diving Retailers & SRA – Scuba Retailers Association).  The organizational structure and mission of the different associations varied as did their effectivness and overall success.  The one thing they had in common was a belief that the local Retail Dive Centers are the heart and soul of the diving industry.  This idea still holds true today.

With all that we have learned in the past 50+ years it is time for a strong, international, non-denominational Retail Dealer Network.  An Association that is comprised of professional retailers who specialize in scuba diving and related water sports.  An Organization formed to address the problems, issues and needs  that are relevant to the modern day Retail Dive Center, or as I like to call them, Scuba Diving Adventure Centers.  An Association that is open to all Professional Watersport Retail Stores regardless of their membership or affiliation with any Manufacturer, Training Agency or Travel Wholesaler.

The Dive Retailers Sector of the Dive Industry Association was set up to address issues specific to  professional Scuba Diving Adventure Centers.  We realize that dive businesses that teach diving, sell equipment, operate dive boats and sell adventure travel are on the front lines of the industry.  Without them, there would be no dive industry.

Our Association believes that your business succeeds or fails on what you do locally, and most all of the business you get is the business you captured yourself.  We know that having a strong Regional Dealer Network is an excellent way to increase sales and market share while establishing better relationships with other like-minded business.  We also understand that a strong National Dealer Network can work together to increase desire in the general public to take up swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and related water sports and grow our recreation.  Only as an International Dealer Network will we ever have the economies of scale to elevate the professionalism of our industry and have a meaningful association that helps Retail Dive Centers to Start, Grow and Succeed.

Dive Industry Association and the Dive Industry Foundation are committed to growing our industry and working with Retail Dive Center owners to capture new markets and grow our industry.  Our annual Retail Dive Center Survey has become a “Retail Dive Center Profile.”  It’s the first step to understanding our economic state-of-the-industry.  We ask that all Dive Centers download this profile and send it back to us.  All responses are held in strict confidence and no individual answers will be shared with anyone.  We are looking for industry averages, ranges and trends.  A Summery “State of the Retail Industry”  will be shared with each respondent.

View our Retail Dive Center Survey

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Dive Flag Jewelry – In Time For The Holidays

DiveFlag logoThe Dive Industry Association is happy to welcome our newest member, Dive Flag Jewelry.  Not only do they have a great line of holiday gifts available for individual purchase at www.diveflagjewelry.com, they have great options for carrying Dive Flag Jewelry at your dive shop or dive resort.

Retail prices range from $25 to $45.  With a small investment, you can become a wholesale customer.  You can visit Dive Flag Jewelry at DEMA in booth 2040.  But there’s no need to wait for the show if you’d like to stock up for the holiday shopping season.  They’ll even throw in the display!

Each piece of Dive Flag Jewelry features the classic, red-and-white flag made of simulated red coral and mother-of-pearl chips, inlaid into rhodium-plated bronze.  Rhodium will never tarnish and makes jewelry more durable.  The chip inlay is also extremely durable, since the dive flag is not just painted or baked on.

Use of simulated inlay in Dive flag Jewelry protects our reefs!

Here’s a quick look at what Dive Flag Jewelry has to offer:

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Available FREE with your first wholesale order:
Tray with black velvet foam insert for displaying rings, pendants, earrings and key rings.

To learn more or purchase your very own stocking stuffer, visit www.diveflagjewelry.com.  For information about setting up a wholesale account, visit http://diveflagjewelry.com/p/wholesale

About Dive Flag Jewelry:
Dive Flag Jewelry is owned and operated by Evonne Dunn.  In 1976, Evonne founded Handmaid Enterprises, which specialized in the design, manufacturer and sale of unique seashore and dive-related jewelry.  Re-establishing Dive Flag Jewelry in 2012, Evonne has brought her attractive, affordable, dive-related jewelry back to life.

Evonne has been a certified diver since 1997.

Dive Flag Jewelry aims to provide the best products and service to their customers at the lowest prices possible.  They take great pride in their company, their commitment to customer service and in the products they sell.  Their online store is designed to provide a safe and secure environment to browse and purchase their products.

 

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Splash Dive Center Belize Awarded Best Tour Operator

splash-logoSplash Dive Center Belize
Tour Operator of the Year 2016
by Gene Muchanski,
Caribbean Correspondent
Caribbean Dive News

Splash Dive Center Belize was awarded the Tourism Seal of Excellence by the Belize Tourism Board, for being the Tour Operator of the Year 2016.   Splash Dive Center is owned by Patty Ramiez and is located in Placencia, Belize.

splash-awardAccording to the Belize Toursim Board, “Splash Dive Center is a licensed operator that excels in customer service, creativity, and personalization, while offering a variety of tours.  This tour operator sets the bar for marketing initiatives, meeting the standards of safety and security, equipment quality, cleanliness and reliability.  This awardee ensures that visitors have a memorable and enriching experience, therefore, leaving guests with a great lasting impression of Belize.”

Splash Dive Center also won the Hospitality Award for 2016.  They have excellent videos on their face book page.  See video

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