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Sunset House Teams up with Swatch for a Late Summer/Early Fall Dive Special

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Sunset House Swatch 1 (2)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.

To book by email: reservations@sunsethouse.com; to book by phone: (001) 800-854-4767 or visit www.sunsethouse.com.

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The Shark Trust Great Shark Snapshot is back

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The last week of July will see the return of the Shark Trust’s citizen science initiative, The Great Shark Snapshot. It invites divers and snorkellers, all around the world, to record the sharks and rays that they see. This year it takes place between the 20th and 28th July.

The event is back for its 3rd year, and it is happening in “Shark Month”, more commonly known as July! To coincide with a series of events that celebrate all things shark and ray.

Divers, their clubs, dive centres, charter boats and liveaboards are all encouraged to show their support by organising dives and events through the week. As well as gathering vital data, the event will provide a chance to celebrate the incredible shark and ray species that live in our ocean.

Information about the species and numbers of sharks and rays the participants find over the week will be added to the Shark Trust’s Shark Log. This global shark census will, over time, allow shark scientists to build a picture of species distribution and any changes that occur

Caroline Robertson-Brown, Marketing Manager at the Shark Trust said “It is great to see this popular citizen science event back for its 3rd year. Whether you are diving your local dive site, or on a trip of a lifetime, we want divers to join in on the Great Shark Snapshot in July. I cannot wait to hear from the divers and dive organisations about the species of sharks and rays that they see. And where in the world they see them.”

It is easy to join in. Just go diving between 20th and 28th July and record every shark, ray and skate that you and your dive group sees. If possible, take photos and some video footage too. Then make sure that you record your sightings on the Shark Trust Shark Log recordings website or by using the Shark Trust app.

The Great Shark Snapshot is a way for divers to get together, go diving, and do something to help shark conservation. Why not dive in?

Find out more here: www.sharktrust.org/snapshot

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Dive into Luxury: Bunaken Oasis Seeks Seventh Consecutive World Travel Awards Win

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In the vibrant heart of Sulawesi, Indonesia, nestled among the pristine waters of Bunaken Marine Park, lies Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort. For the past six years, this remarkable resort has been recognised as “Indonesia’s Leading Dive Resort” by the World Travel Awards, and it is now in contention for an unprecedented seventh consecutive win.

A Beacon of Excellence

The World Travel Awards are often referred to as the “Oscars of the travel industry,” celebrating the very best in global tourism and hospitality. Winning this award is no small feat and speaks volumes about the exceptional quality and service that Bunaken Oasis consistently delivers. This accolade is a testament to the resort’s unwavering commitment to providing unparalleled guest experiences.

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What Sets Bunaken Oasis Apart?

Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort is celebrated not just for its luxurious amenities but also for the deep, genuine care it extends to its guests. The resort offers a unique blend of elegance and adventure, providing world-class diving experiences in one of the planet’s richest marine biodiversity hotspots.

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The true magic of Bunaken Oasis lies in its people. The resort’s staff are renowned for their warmth, professionalism, and dedication. From personalised diving excursions to bespoke hospitality, every team member plays a crucial role in creating a welcoming and memorable atmosphere. Their passion for excellence and attention to detail are key reasons why guests return year after year.

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Show Your Support

As Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort vies for its seventh title, the support of its loyal guests and admirers becomes even more crucial. Voting for the World Travel Awards is an opportunity for fans of the resort to show their appreciation and help ensure that this gem continues to shine brightly on the world stage.

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How to Vote

Supporting Bunaken Oasis is simple and impactful. Click the link below to show your support and cast your vote for Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort as “Indonesia’s Leading Dive Resort” on the World Travel Awards website.

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Looking Ahead

Winning this award for the seventh time would be a crowning achievement for Bunaken Oasis, solidifying its status as a premier destination for luxury diving and relaxation. But more than the award itself, it is the ongoing support and love from guests that fuels the resort’s continuous pursuit of excellence.

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Whether you are an experienced diver or simply in search of a serene escape, Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort offers a sanctuary of beauty, tranquillity, and unparalleled service. Join us in celebrating this exceptional resort and help Bunaken Oasis secure its place as Indonesia’s leading dive resort for another year.

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For more information about Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort and to experience its magic first-hand, visit their official website.

Dive into luxury and adventure at Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort – where every moment is crafted to perfection.

Email: info@bunakenoasis.com / WhatsApp: +44 7785 576331 / WhatsApp: +62 812 4649 6763 

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