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Jean-Claude Monachon joins Scuba Schools International

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Jean-Claude MonachonJean-Claude Monachon, who was PADI Europe’s CEO from 2001 until his departure from the organisation back in February this year, has joined Scuba Schools International (SSI) as Vice President of International Sales and Marketing.

Here is the official press release:

Rapallo, Italy  Scuba Schools International (SSI), the premier education and business support company is excited to welcome Jean-Claude Monachon as the Vice President of International Sales and Marketing.

In 1991, Jean-Claude joined PADI Europe. Since that time, Jean-Claude has been involved in every aspect of management and training for dive centers, resorts and dive professionals. With his hard work, dedication and persistence, he became the PADI Europe CEO in 2001. Six years later, he was responsible for International Business Development and lately VP Sales & Marketing for the EMEA regions (Europe, Middle East and Africa). His focus was acquisition, retention, corporate identity and building brand awareness. Jean-Claude also hosted several business development seminars and symposiums. With his education and business background and being multi-lingual, Jean-Claude is a valuable asset to any organization.

Beyond the many years at PADI, Jean-Claude feels that the still change in the industry will bring a boost of energy for Resorts and Retail businesses. Jean-Claude is a strong believer that the SSI Business Model – Swim, Snorkel, Free Diving and Scuba supported by more than 50 local SSI Service Centers and subsidiaries will strengthen the customer service and bring SSI even closer to the diving market. Jean Claude’s experience also spans the globe in diving – managing a dive center and resort, representing manufacturing and all facets of dive training. Each year, Jean-Claude is highly sought after to host seminars on marketing, management, training and risk management and he is regularly quoted in various dive magazines and publications.

“We are very excited to have Jean-Claude join the ranks of SSI worldwide, stated Gerald Skrobanek, President.  Jean-Claude is a breath of fresh air and we look forward to all the ways he can help us in both sales and marketing!”

Skrobanek continued, “It’s very inspirational to see an expert realize the ‘value of change,’ not only for the good of their own personal growth, but for setting direction in the industry!”

“It’s nice to be around people who are as passionate about diving as I am and I could not be more excited,” Jean-Claude Monachon, SSI Vice President of International Sales and Marketing.

If you are interested in hearing more about SSI, call (+39 ) 0185-201- ext.  336  or visit www.divessi.com.

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Murex Bangka Announce New Oceanfront Cottages & Beachfront Dining

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Located on a private, palm-fringed, white sand beach and surrounded by kaleidoscopic coral reefs that are bursting with colour and teeming with life, Murex Bangka Resort is a haven for scuba divers. A stay at Murex Bangka gives divers the opportunity to experience a virtually untouched, Indonesian tropical island paradise.

This stunning resort that harnesses solar power, is committed to sustainability and marine conservation – is now offering divers even more home comforts with the completion of its new Premium Oceanfront Cottages and a new restaurant offering exciting indoor and al fresco dining experiences.

NEW Premium Oceanfront Cottages

Murex Bangka Resort offers a duplex style and two detached Premium Oceanfront Cottages which are positioned close to the ocean and are just steps away from the beach.

These tastefully appointed and spacious air-conditioned rooms offer comfortable indoor living and large verandas with outdoor seating. Double and twin bed sleeping configurations are available and all Premium Oceanfront Cottages feature large ensuite bathrooms with twin basins.

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As well as the detached cottages, the duplex option offers two more individual premium living spaces. For families and groups of friends, the two adjoining duplex cottages and the shared adjoining common living room area may be opened up – making this an ideal and generously proportioned for option for families and groups who prefer to stay closer together.

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PREMIUM OCEANFRONT COTTAGE INCLUSIONS:

  • Large verandas with ceiling fans
  • Ensuite ocean view bathrooms with hot water rainfall showers
  • AC throughout the night
  • Minibar
  • Dressing table/desk area
  • Ample storage
  • King size or twin beds with mosquito nets
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Ample wall sockets for charging accessories
  • Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating
  • Shared common/living area (Duplex Cottages)

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New Beachfront Dining

After a day of diving, guests can now kick-back, relax and enjoy flavours from around the world in Murex Bangka’s new beachfront restaurant. As well as serving a la carte dishes from the inspiring menu, diners can enjoy both buffet and family-style offerings.

Dishes combine the freshest of local ingredients and include options for a range of dietary preferences and restrictions. Bangka’s new menu has been carefully curated with the assistance of an internationally renowned food and beverage consultant and there is a focus on combining traditional classics with more contemporary international plates.

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The new and impressive free standing main restaurant allows guests to dine just meters from the shore while enjoying beautiful beach and sea views. Three meals a day are on offer as well as an enticing selection of specialty coffees, teas, mocktails and cocktails. A wine menu is also available and a cold beer (or beverage of your choosing) makes for a perfect way to end the day while watching the sunset over the ocean.

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Book Your Stay

If you would like to find out more about Murex Bangka or to make a reservation, contact: reservations@MurexResorts.com or take a look at the Murex Resorts website: https://murexresorts.com/murex-bangka-resort/

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Oceanic+ Dive Housing Awarded the Red Dot Product Design Award 2024

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Oceanic, a pioneer in scuba diving technology for over 50 years, announces that its Oceanic+ Dive Housing has been honored with the prestigious 2024 Red Dot Design Award. This esteemed recognition underscores Oceanic’s commitment to innovation and excellence in product design.

The Red Dot Award is an internationally renowned accolade, celebrating exceptional design quality and innovation across various industries. Each year, thousands of products from around the globe undergo rigorous evaluation by an expert panel of judges, with only the most outstanding designs receiving this esteemed award.

The Oceanic+ Dive Housing impressed the jury with its sleek and functional design, seamlessly integrating with both Apple Watch Ultra and iPhone devices to transform them into fully functional dive computers. This innovative product not only enhances the diving experience but also exemplifies Oceanic’s dedication to providing cutting-edge solutions for divers worldwide.

“We are thrilled to receive the 2024 Red Dot Product Design Award for the Oceanic+ Dive Housing,” says Mike Huish, CEO of Huish Outdoors. “This accolade is a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence in design and technology in the dive industry. We are immensely proud of our team’s hard work and commitment to innovation.”

The Oceanic+ Dive Housing joins the ranks of previous Red Dot Award winners, reaffirming Oceanic’s position as a leader in the dive industry. This prestigious recognition further solidifies Oceanic’s reputation for delivering exceptional quality and performance in its products.

About Oceanic

Founded in 1972 by industry-pioneer Bob Hollis, Oceanic is a global dive leader committed to providing innovative, reliable, accessible and easy-to-use dive equipment to recreational divers so they can focus on what matters most: exploring the underwater world and appreciating the wonders of marine life. For over 50 years this philosophy has been woven into everything Oceanic does and is the foremost reason the company is considered a best-in-class, recreational dive brand. Oceanic is one of Huish Outdoors’ premier dive brands. To learn more, please visit oceanicworldwide.com.

Sea & Sea is the home of Oceanic and other leading diving brands in the UK. 

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