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From Big Blue to Deep Blue Ron Kipp New Book Coming Out Soon

(Dive Travel Business News - Sept 18, 2013) -- The Cayman Islands --  Ron Kipp was a rising star at IBM during the company’s heyday in the 1970s. By 1980 Kipp, a former Air Force officer who served in Vietnam, was living in suburban Ohio and working as an IBM sales executive.

It appeared he had “everything” but Ron felt restless and unhappy—until he risked it all and abruptly left the corporate world to follow his dream of owning a scuba diving business in the Cayman Islands.

DiveTech's New Dive Site Raises Awareness and Funds for Kids Ocean Conservation

(Dive Travel Business News - Sept 12, 2013) -- The “Guardian of the Reef” a mythological creature half ancient warrior, half seahorse is poised to become the newest star of Cayman’s dive scene and a beacon for marine conservation.

The 13-foot sculpture, commissioned by Divetech owners Jay and Nancy Easterbrook from Canadian artist Simon Morris, will be sunk in January as an artificial reef and underwater attraction to launch a 12-month celebration of Divetech’s 20 anniversary.

Inspiring Diveheart Founder Named Humanitarian of the Year

(Dive Travel Business News - Sept 11, 2013) --  Jim Elliott, president/founder of Diveheart has received the prestigious Humanitarian of the Year Award  from Chicago's West Suburban Philanthropic Network (WSPN). Founded in 2001, the Diveheart Foundation provides scuba diving instruction and opportunities to children, adults and veterans with disabilities. 

Sunset House Owner Receives The Cayman Stingray Tourism Lifetime Achievement Awa

(Dive Travel Business News - Sept 9, 2013) -- Owner of Sunset House dive hotel, Adrien Briggs has been awarded The Cayman Stingray Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award.

According to the Cayman Islands Tourism Association, this honour is reserved for key players in tourism who have molded the industry and contributed to the overall well-being of the destination. Recipients of this award are considered to be “pioneers” of tourism in the Cayman Islands.

Fabien Cousteau to Address Boulder Community at 3rd 'Making WAVES' Symposium/Exp

(Dive Travel Business News - Sept 5, 2013) -- BOULDER, CO USA — Fabien Cousteau, aquatic filmmaker, oceanographic explorer and grandson of the noted oceanographic explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, will present opening remarks at Making WAVES 2013 taking place September 20-22, 2013 in Boulder, CO.

Fast Approaching Application Deadline for Platinum Pro5000 Diver Card 2013

(Dive Travel Business News - August 23, 2013) -- Those interested in applying for the Platinum Pro5000 award have one week to submit their applications for consideration as a Platinum Pro5000 card-carrying diver.  Deadline for 2013 applications is Friday August 30, 2013.

DEMA to Honor Stuart Cove, Dr. Lee Somers, at Reaching Out Awards during DEMA Sh

(Dive Travel Business News - August 8, 2013) -- In three months time, the Dive Industry will “Come Together” on November 8, 2013, to celebrate the extraordinary careers of Stuart Cove and Dr. Lee Somers, the recipients of the 2013 DEMA Reaching Out Award (ROA) during the DEMA Show 2013 to be held in Orlando Florida at the Orange County Convention Center Nov. 6-9, 2013.

 Underwater Photo Competition 1 of 3 Joint Events in C.I. this October

(Dive Travel Business News - July 30, 2013) --The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) is again hosting an Underwater Photography Competition in conjunction with the 9th Annual International Underwater Film Festival. The contest is open for submissions beginning Monday, July 15, 2013 through 12 noon EST on Friday, October 25, 2013.

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.

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