Sunset House, Grand Cayman’s Hotel for divers, by divers and one of the best dive resorts in the Caribbean, is teaming up with Swatch, the company that introduced affordable Swiss watches 30 years ago, to offer the “Swatch What’s Happening at Sunset House Special!” a promotional dive package that includes a free dive watch, a free day of diving and a free tropical drink. For the late summer/early fall promotion Sunset House is partnering with the teams at Dan Orr Consulting and Kirk Freeport, the official Swatch distributor in the Cayman Islands. The special runs from July 26th through October 31, 2014, and people who book a 5-night package can choose their Scuba Libre dive watch at check-in. With names like Deep Turtle, Clownfish and a promotional tag line Mad about the Sea, the Swatch promotion is a great fit for Sunset House.
“It’s perfect for our clientele – it fits our line of customers,” says Sunset House General Manager Keith Sahm. “There are a lot of people who say ‘I’ve loved Swatch since I was a kid.”
“The Scuba Libre model has been extremely popular since its launch last year,” says Scott Harrington of Kirk Freeport, which carries the largest selection of duty free watch brands in the Caribbean. “Two of things Grand Cayman is famous for are diving and buying watches, so it is great when we can tie the two together to broaden both our audiences. We are very excited about the promotion!”
Dive watches can be pricey, but the Scuba Libre, like all Swatch watches, is cased in different coloured plastic and powered by battery − keeping them affordable. Trendy and lightweight, the dive watches feature a traditional rotating bezel, a comfortable silicone strap and are approved to a depth of 200 meters. Guests will receive their Scuba Libre when they check in. They have the option of changing the Swatch at the Kirk Freeport store on the waterfront about a mile away from Sunset House.
Libre means free, so besides the watch, customers will also get one day of free diving on Sunset House’s morning two tank dive trips and a Free Scuba Libre drink at the dive resort’s famous My Bar, ranked one of the Caribbean’s favourite beach bars.
Keith Sahm is excited about promotion that brings together players in two different markets to benefit the Cayman Islands. “You’ve got two industry leaders working together; Swatch with its dive watches and Sunset House with its 50+ years in the resort dive business. What I like is the promotion’s cross metric – we want people to see how cool it is because of the tie over.”
“We hope the promotion will bring an increased and wider audience to Sunset house and to experience everything the Cayman Islands has to offer for tourists,” agrees Scott Harrington. “Grand Cayman has so much to offer dive enthusiasts and those tourists just looking to relax – incredible dives sites, breathtaking beaches, amazing restaurants, fantastic duty free shopping and much more.”
The Swatch What’s Happening at Sunset House Special! starts at US $982.00 based on double occupancy in a courtyard room. The package price reflects a 20% discount on the room rate, 20% discount on diving and it includes accommodations, morning two tank boat dives, breakfast, airport transfers and all hotel tax and service charges. Package prices are also available for non-divers, ocean view rooms, suites and apartments. Group rates are also available. The special is valid from July 26 – October 31, 2014 and travel must be booked by September 1, 2014.
SCUBAPRO Free Octopus Promotion 2023
Free Octopus with every purchase of a SCUBAPRO regulator system
Just in time for the festive season, divers can save money again with the FREE OCTOPUS winter promotion! Until December 31st SCUBAPRO offers one of the two new Octopus models S270 or R105 for free with every purchase of a regulator system!
The S270 OCTOPUS is free with purchase of a MK25 EVO/D420 or MK19 EVO/D420, MK25 EVO/S620Ti or MK19 EVO/ S620Ti in INT or DIN versions. A R105 OCTOPUS is free with purchase of a MK25 EVO/S600 or MK17 EVO/S600, or MK25 EVO/G260 or MK19 EVO/G260 or MK19 EVO BT or MK25 EVO BT/ G260 CARBON BT in INT or DIN versions.
SCUBAPRO offers a 30-year first owner warranty on all regulators, with a revision period of two years or 100 dives. All SCUBAPRO regulators are of course certified according to the new European test standard EN250-2014.
Available at participating SCUBAPRO dealers. Promotion may not be available in all regions.
Find an authorized SCUBAPRO Dealer at scubapro.com.
More information available here: SCUBAPRO Free Octopus Promotion 2023
Indo siren destroyed by fire
Indo Siren, a vessel from the Master Liveaboards Fleet, has been destroyed by a fire this morning. Thankfully, all guests and crew members are safe.
Master Liveaboards have released the following statement:
During our current cruise in Raja Ampat, on the morning of 30th November, a fire broke
out on Indo Siren. At the current time we are still assessing the events around the incident,
and will be working with authorities, so cannot currently comment further.
All guests and staff departed the boat, without further incident. They are now with our
ground crew who have organised accommodations while we assist with all their other
needs going forwards.
We are currently evaluating the issues created by the fire on upcoming trips. Guests who
are likely to be affected by enforced cancellations or changes will be contacted in due time
when plans are finalised.
We are incredibly grateful that this incident was not more serious and that everyone who
was onboard, both crew and guests, are safe and well.
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