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Celebrities and Dive Legends Drawn to Cayman Islands

(Dive Travel Business News - July 29, 2013) -- Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – Since 1957 when the Cayman Islands was recognized as the Caribbean's birthplace of recreational diving, visitors have flocked here to enjoy the spectacular drop-offs and diverse dive experiences that have made Cayman a mecca for divers. Among them are well-known celebrities and dive industry pioneers who keep returning to the Cayman Islands year after year.

Lord of the Sharks, Legenday Diving Icon Hans Hass Passes.

(Dive Travel Business News - June 24, 2013) -- Professor Dr. Hans Hass, one of the greatest icons of the diving world, passed away on Sunday morning, the 16th June, 2013 at age 94. An Austrian undersea explorer, writer, filmmaker and diving pioneer, Hass was known mainly for his  expeditions, books and films that were part of the pioneering 20th-century efforts to unlock the secrets of the deep.

Body Glove Co-Founder Passes at 84

(Dive Travel Business News - June 21, 2013) -- Bob Meistrell, who began making wet suits for surfers and scuba divers in the early 1950s and with his twin brother, Bill, founded Body Glove, one of the world’s largest wet-suit companies, died on Sunday in Catalina, CA after having a heart attack while working on his boat. He was 84 and lived in Redondo Beach.

Travel Pros can now book both Aggressor and Dancer Fleets in One Location.

(Dive Travel Business News - January 22, 2013) -- Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleet have consolidated their organization offices into one centralized office located at their corporate headquarters in Augusta, Georgia. This new change now in effect, follows the merging of the new proprietary reservation system, offering resellers the ability to work with one office.

Caradonna Worldwide Dive Adventures Announces Change of Ownership.

(Dive Travel Business News - January 18, 2013) -- On December 16, 2012, Caradonna Worldwide Dive Adventures, Inc. was acquired by Rose Point Holdings, Inc. of Seattle, WA.

Over the past few years, TUI Travel’s growth strategies have evolved with a greater focus being placed on leisure and mainstream business models. This development provided Rose Point Holdings, Inc. with the opportunity to acquire Caradonna from TUI Travel and return the company to private hands while retaining the same management and staff.

Women Divers Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2013 at DEMA Show 2012

(Dive Travel Business News - November 13, 2012) -- Dedicated to recognizing and honoring the contributions of women divers, the Women Divers Hall of Fame™ (WDHOF) has selected seven new Members who will constitute the Class of 2013. Announced at this week's DEMA Show 2012, the inductees are: Simone Melchior-Cousteau, Mary Connelly, Lynn Costenaro, Tova Harel-Bornovski, Lynn Rodriguez, Becky Kagan Schott and Georgann S. Wachter.

New GM Team at Sunset House Grand Cayman

(Dive Travel Business News - November 5, 2012) -- Grand Cayman's Hotel "For Divers, By Divers," Sunset House has recently announced its new management team: Husband and wife dive industry veterans Keith and Karen Sahm have joined this long-established dive resort as “on-property” Co-General Managers.

Publisher, Photographer, Filmmaker, Inventor, Hall of Famer Akira Tateishi  Pass

(Dive Travel Business - September 11, 2012) -- Former President of Marine Art Center Ltd. in Japan, and an esteemed member of the Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, Akira Tateishi passed away on September 9, 2012 at the age of 82 from cancer.

Deadline for Women Divers Hall of Fame 2013 Scholarships and Training Grants is

(Dive Travel Business News - September 10, 2012) --The Women Divers Hall of Fame ™ (WDHOF) has announced the scholarships and training grants available in 2013 to support those following a marine-related career. The application deadline is November 15, 2012 at midnight U.S. Eastern Standard Time.

Pioneer Shark Expert Ron Taylor Dies

(Dive Travel Business -- September 9, 2012) -- Australian marine conservation pioneer and renowned shark expert Ron Taylor has died at the age of 78. He suffered myeloid leukaemia for two years and died peacefully at a private hospital near his Sydney home.

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