Friday, May 2, 2008

Scuba Diving Visits Belize

Scuba Diving’s magazine Territory Manager, Mr. Steve Eisenberg and Travel Editor, Mr. Gill Griffin arrived in the country on Saturday, April 12, and traversed the country exploring Belize until Tuesday, April 22, on assignment for a feature in their upcoming issue.

Scuba Diving is the magazine divers trust for objective gear reviews, cutting-edge scuba training articles, underwater photography & video tips and unbiased dive travel information. The magazine was established in 1992 and today has a circulation of 184,274. It is geared toward scuba divers of all skill levels and also includes adventure travel features, ocean-related environmental and science news and profiles and reviews of dive equipment and literature.

While here, Mr. Eisenberg and Mr. Griffin visited San Pedro diving at the Belize Blue Hole, then made their way to Belize City to do a few more dives at the Turneffe Atoll. They then moved on to Hopkins in Southern Belize to do a couple more dives and then moved on to Placencia to dive with the Whale Sharks. Mr. Griffin visited Punta Gorda to do a couple more dives at Lime Caye and then visited the Maya Site of Lubaantun and toured the Blue Creek Cave.

“Since the article will be based on the author’s experiences, it is a candid means of gaining exposure by both local and national audiences throughout the United States and it will equip those planning their vacation with enough information to now seek Belize as their destination of choice,” commented Director of Tourism, Mrs. Tracy Panton. “Editorial coverage of Belize in specialized markets such as diving, continues to be important being that the dive market is one of Belize’s strengths as a destination,” Panton went on to say.

It is important to note that the Scuba Diving Magazine 2008 Reader’s Choice Award was awarded to the Atolls of Belize under the categories of the Top Five Healthiest Marine Environment; the Top Ten Top Value, Top Underwater Photography and Top Advanced Diving; and the Top Fifteen Top Dive Destinations Overall.

The 2008 Reader’s Choice Award was also awarded to Ambergris Caye for the Top Five Top Big Animal Encounters; the Top Ten Top Value and Top Advanced Diving; and the Top Fifteen Top Dive Destination Overall.

Scuba Diving Magazine’s visit to Belize was made possible with the assistance of the Belize Tourism Board, Journey’s End Resort, Aqua Dives, Belize Adventure Lodge, Hamanasi Resort, the Inn at Robert’s Grove, Garbutt’s Marine Enterprise, Machaca Hills, and Tropic Air. - Belize City, Thursday, April 17, 2008 –

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