(Dive Travel Business News - Nov 9, 2011) -- With more than 400 servings of a new menu item last month, Bimini Big Game Club‘s General Manager Michael Weber and Chef Alvarez Bastian have found a recipe to help the environment and sate the most discriminating palate at the same time.
The Bimini Big Game Club’s Panko Breaded Lionfish Nuggets are the talk of the island, a gourmand’s answer to a tasty snack and an eco-solution for helping to rid nearby reefs of an aggressive and non-native predator.
“Our lionfish nuggets have become a huge seller. Though we don’t serve endangered species such as grouper – and we were the first Bahamas resort to feature a shark free marina - we have absolutely no problem turning lionfish into a menu item,” said Weber. read more »
(Dive Travel Business News - November 3, 2011) --- Known for its cornerstone trade-only event "DEMA SHOW", the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) announced its leap into the consumer show arena today at the annual DEMA Member Meeting and Update held at DEMA Show 2011. Executive Director Tom Ingram announced that the "Be A Diver Adventure Sports Festival" will be a city-wide consumer event that will take place April 26-28, 2013, in Fort Lauderdale Florida. The Festival will be an annual event.
Described as a "celebration of diving, adventure sports, water sports and outdoor lifestyles", DEMA's first consumer event will be designed to engage current divers, lapsed divers and potential divers, and will include events, music, exhibits, seminars and other activities to promote diving and attract the attention of lifestyle sports enthusiasts. read more »
(Dive Travel Business News - March 3, 2011) -- The legendary Bimini Big Game Club recently celebrated a public grand re-opening as a Guy Harvey Outpost Resort property in Alice Town, North Bimini. The resort just introduced Neal Watson’s Dive Bimini, a Guy Harvey Outpost Dive Center, offering diving experiences with amenities ranging from a 60-foot, glass bottom dive boat to all-new tanks and rental gear and even frequent chances to dive with Neal or Guy.
Closed for two years, the Club’s recent renovations include updated guest rooms, the new Bimini Big Game Bar & Grill, the Outfitter Shop - a retail experience featuring Guy Harvey sportswear and gifts, and a new marina, pool bar and patio. Rates start at $149 per night. Call 800.867-4764 or visit Bimini Big Game Club. View the Dive Bimini Youtube Video.
(Dive Travel Business News - January 31, 2011) -- Shark dive operator Jim Abernethy is recovering from a shark bite that occurred on a diving excursion with the commercial diving vessel Shear Water in the Bahamas last week. In a press conference this past weekend, Abernathy stated he had been mistaken for a fish. The operator had been ten feet down tending to bait in rough water in a cluster of about 40 sharks when he was bitten on the arm. The choppy water stirs up the bait and can confuse sharks. Abernathy stated that he would no longer bait sharks in rough waters.
Apparently concerned about the press releasing bad information about sharks, Abernethy, who wore a shirt that read "Stop eating shark fin soup”, took the opportunity at the news conference to spread the his message that sharks must be protected.
"Any diver anywhere on Florida, the Bahamas, or most of the world, realizes that our reefs are covered with algae. Scientists now believe that this algae is caused by the removal of over 90 percent of the sharks," Abernethy said. read more »