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New Manager of Divi Flamingo Beach in Bonaire

(Blue Ocean - June 27, 2014) -- Charles Vos is the new general manager of Divi Flamingo Beach Resort& Casino in Bonaire, effective June 1.   An accomplished hotelier in The Netherlands, where he worked for 20 years, he relocated to Bonaire three years ago.  He came to Divi Resorts from The Sand Dollar Condominium Resort in Bonaire, where he was manager.

Dive News Network Appoints SE US Regional Correspondent

(Blue Ocean - June 25, 2014) -- Dive News Network, the parent company of Southeast Dive News, has announced that it has appointed Gene Muchanski as their Southeast Regional Correspondent.

Sir Captain Don Stewart passes in Bonaire

(Blue Ocean - Tuesday June 10, 2014) --  It is with great sadness that the island of Bonaire continues to mourn the loss of Captain Don Stewart.  One of the pioneers of diving tourism on Bonaire and legendary in his own right, Captain Don passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.

International Scuba Hall of Fame Inductees Announced for 2014

(Blue Ocean - May 20, 2014) -- The Cayman Islands has announced the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF) International Inductees and Early Pioneer for 2014. This year’s inductees share distinguished backgrounds and notable achievements, including elevating the worldwide prominence of international dive destinations, promoting a safer and friendlier dive community and capturing the underwater world through images and film.

Dive Legend Neal Watson Elected President of the Bahamas Diving Association

(Blue Ocean - January 28, 2014) -- Dive legend Neal Watson, who recently joined forces with Guy Harvey as Director of Outpost Dive Operations, has been elected for a two-year term as President of the Bahamas Diving Association.

Brendal Stevens, owner of Brendal’s Dive Center in Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas, was elected vice president.

Renowned Marine Wildlife Artist and Conservationist to be Inducted into the 2013

(Blue Ocean - November 6, 2013) -- Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands -- Dr. Guy Harvey will join an elite group of scuba diving legends next Tuesday, in Grand Cayman when he is inducted into the sport¹s hall of fame. The honor comes as Dr. Harvey marks his 40th year as a certified diver, much of that time engaged in underwater photography, filming and studying a variety of saltwater wildlife.

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

(Blue Ocean Network - 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

(Blue Ocean Network - 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

(Blue Ocean Network - 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

(Blue Ocean Network - 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.

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