When I think of a Tropical Island Paradise, I think of a beautiful little island, somewhere in the Caribbean that has great scenery, gorgeous weather, friendly people, fun activities, and of course, great food. Not only does the island have to have great accommodations and be easy to get to, it has to capture the imagination and leave a lasting impression on me. How many times have we fantasized about our own little tropical island with white sand beaches, lined with palm trees and surrounded by turquoise waters? For the passionate scuba divers among us, our tropical island paradise has to include warm, gin-clear waters, abundantly filled with tropical fish and spectacular coral reefs.
Halfway down the Eastern Caribbean Archipelago of the Lesser Antilles is the island of Saint Lucia. Your journey to this Simply Beautiful Tropical Island begins on their website at www.stlucia.org. The Saint Lucia Tourist Board welcomes you to Saint Lucia – The Perfect Destination. “Let Saint Lucia take your breath away with miles of unspoiled landscapes, palm-fringed beaches, and idyllic sunsets as a backdrop to the majesty of the Piton mountains.”
Saint Lucia is indeed The Perfect Destination, for Weddings & Honeymoons, Yachting & Sailing, Snorkeling & Scuba Diving, Health & Wellness Retreats, Nature & Adventure Tours and much, much more. The Saint Lucia Tourist Board is an active group of people that plan events on the islands that capture the attention and interest of vacationers worldwide. For your pleasure, Saint Lucia is home to the Saint Lucia Carnival, Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival, Dive Festival 2016, and the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers.
Dive Fest Saint Lucia 2016 is a week-long celebration of the island’s first-rate diving and snorkeling. Hosted by The Saint Lucia Dive Association, Anbaglo, this event is intended to showcase the diversity of Saint Lucia’s marine, land and human resources. Thirteen (13) Dive Operators and eighteen (18) Hotels participate in the events which include dives, tours, a Photo Competition and a Treasure Hunt. Anbaglo has put together some great prizes for the Photo Competition and the Treasure Hunt, including an Underwater Camera, Laptop and Dive Computer.
The Dive Fest begins on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at your Host Hotel and ends on Saturday, September 17, 2016 with a Sea Food Splash and Closing Ceremony. Travel arrangements and hotel accommodations can be booked directly through Debbie Helms of Roatan Chater, a Preferred Agent Saint Lucia Specialist. Debbie was recently honored as a Piton Award Recipient at Saint Lucia’s second annual Piton Award Creole Carnival Gala in June of this year.
We look forward to hearing from participating hotels like Anse Chastanet and Sandals about Dive Fest Saint Lucia 2016 and what plans they have for 2017. We are sure that Action Adventure Divers, Sandals Dive Center, Scuba St. Luica and the other participating Dive Operators will pull out the red carpet for their diving guests and show them the best that Saint Lucia Diving has to offer.
If your Dive Center or Club did not plan a dive trip this year to Dive Fest Saint Lucia 2016, contact Debbie Helms at Roatan Charter about getting in on the fun for 2017.