- 2021 Digital Presentations
2021 Digital Presentations
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Close your eyes and take a long, slow breath, feel the water caress your skin, exhale and hear the bubbles race towards the surface far above. The feel and sounds of the sea and air stirs your soul like nothing else. Take in this magical moment, and relish that scuba diving makes you feel truly free and alive. – Dan Orr
Caradonna's Digital Presentations are an ongoing series of live webinar presentations and archived programming covering the global dive travel market. Presentations highlight the unique attractions and stories of the world's diving destinations and deliver the most current developments in the return of the dive travel market. Each session features keynote speakers and updates on destinations, resorts, liveaboards and general diving conditions. You'll hear from travel professionals, resort staff, government officials and dive media personalities, and have a chance for real-time question and answer sessions via video chat.
To access any previous presentations from 2020, please click here.
Please view our 2021 Presentation Schedule below:
Plaza Beach & Dive Resort
Date: August 19th at 2 PM EST
Speaker: Hagen Wegerer, Dive Operations Manager for Plaza Beach & Dive Resort and Toucan Diving
About: Plaza Beach & Dive Resort located on the island of Bonaire is re-defining the meaning of all-inclusive dive vacation. The resort was established in the mid 80's with a feel of colonial Caribbean. Recently a vision is beginning to take shape at Plaza that will leave our guests with unforgettable memoires of their vacation. Upgrades throughout the resort are being noticed. With the most noticeable feature being the new magna swimming pool and the new Palm Beach Bar located adjacent to the largest private natural beach on Bonaire. Shore dive accessibility onto our famous house reef, 18 Palms, has never been easier. A new dive station on the beach offering not only air and nitrox tanks, but also rinse facilities for divers as well as shade for students ready to take their first breath underwater with our professional and personable instructors at Toucan Diving.
Jungle Bay Dominica - Nature Island Dive
Date: February 5th at 2 PM EST
Speakers: Nancy Atzenweiler and Simon Walsh from Jungle Bay Dominica & Nature Island Dive
About: Dominica has been nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean” and is also known as the hidden jewel of the Caribbean. Dominica’s underwater terrain is as diverse as the island’s terrestrial areas with a wide variety of marine life and dramatic underwater topography including sunken volcanoes and deep drop-offs. Jungle Bay is located 5 minutes from “Nature Island Dive” in The Soufriere Scotts Head Marine Reserve. You can explore over 20 dive sites that are less than 15 minutes boat ride away. Many experienced divers say some of these sites are the best they have seen in the entire Caribbean!
Riding Rock Resort & Marina
Date: February 12th at 2 PM EST
Speakers: Tyler Schultz and Betsy Campbell from Riding Rock Resort & Marina
About: Perched on a pinnacle overlooking the Atlantic Ocean resides Riding Rock Resort and Marina, situated on the remote island of San Salvador, Bahamas. Riding Rock has a rich legacy of hosting divers for more than 50 years; and is known as a world-class dive destination, with some of the best wall diving in the region. In just a short boat ride from the marina, divers can dive three dives per day, featuring a variety of dive sites. Our more than 30 amazing dive sites are mostly walls, some tunnels and caverns, featuring a wide variety of both large and small creatures that will surely satisfy every diver.
Fiesta Americana & Explorean Cozumel
Date: February 19th at 2 PM EST
Speakers: Mauricio Moncada and Alejandra Chavez from Fiesta Americana & Explorean Cozumel
About: Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive is the ideal place to strengthen your relationships and emotional connections. You and your loved ones will share unique and unforgettable moments throughout the resort, creating many new cherished memories and stories to tell. As your room, meals, drinks and all activities are included for your entire stay, your visit is sure to be carefree and memorable. The Explorean Cozumel All Inclusive combines relaxation and adventure with a majestic charm that makes your visit to Mexico's largest island truly unique and utterly unforgettable. It's an amazing way to share a romantic getaway or do something new with friends, with the thrill of extreme sports, a spectacular natural setting and a stunning turquoise ocean that you have to see to believe.
Turneffe Island Resort
Date: February 26th at 2 PM EST
Speakers: Debbie Finkler from Turneffe Island Resort
About: Turneffe Island Resort is a secluded 14-acre private island located 30 miles off the coast of Belize sitting on the Southern tip of the Turneffe Atoll. This private island embraces the most extensive marine life in the Western Hemisphere. TIR is an exquisite coral island where travelers are pampered to enjoy a “Hemingway feel” vacation with spectacular activities, breathtaking accommodations and supreme hospitality. TIR offers more than 70 dive sites, surrounded by lagoons and best access to the world’s famous Blue Hole, and the Elbow. Turneffe Island Resort is a haven for divers, anglers and visitors who are seeking a spectacular getaway experience in a little piece of paradise.
Occidental Cozumel | Allegro Cozumel
Date: March 12th at 2 PM EST
Speakers: Stephanie Phillips from Occidental Cozumel & Allegro Cozumel
About: Discover these unique properties from Barceló Hotel Group located on the best beach of the beautiful Island of Cozumel with access to the second world’s largest reef barrier only 5 minutes away by boat from their on-site docks. Connect with nature and family or friends and experience a personalized service at the all-inclusive Occidental Cozumel. The all-inclusive Allegro Cozumel offers comfortable accommodations on Playa San Francisco, one of the most beautiful beaches in Cozumel. The hotel’s Ultimate Dive Experience package gives guests diving experiences at one of the world’s top destinations for scuba divers. Guests enjoy activities under water or on land, or just relax while lying on the beach or at the swim-up bar.
Bill Beards' Costa Rica
Date: March 19th at 2 PM EST
Speakers: Vanessa Willing & Bill Beard from Bill Beards' Costa Rica
About: Sublimely beautiful, Costa Rica has something for everyone. The highlights range from exciting diving and adventure to leisurely relaxation. All this, combined with unsurpassed natural beauty and the “Pura Vida” – no hassle, no stress lifestyle , makes Costa Rica the premier destination to visit and vacation. There are countless reasons why Costa Rica should be your next vacation destination. Because of its compact geography, everyone in Costa Rica is presented with an endless number of experiences. The biggest challenge in Costa Rica is trying to decide which combination is best for your vacation. This is where the Bill Beard’s Costa Rica and Caradonna Adventures team comes into action. We have been in Costa Rica since 1970 and know the country well enabling us to provide our clients with the best that Costa Rica has to offer. Our goal is to help you share in the wonders of nature and enjoy every minute of your vacation.
Sea Saba Dive Center
Date: April 9th at 2 PM EST
Speakers: Lynn Costenaro from Sea Saba Dive Center
About: Saba: the Unspoiled Queen! Considered the last frontier of Caribbean diving, the island of Saba brings pristine coral reefs, diverse hiking trails, and old-world charm together to show visitors what the Caribbean was like prior to the age of cruise ships and mass tourism. Sea Saba is your gateway to this other-worldly island! A PADI Five-Star Resort and SSI dive centre, Sea Saba has been in business since 1985 with current owners Lynn Costenaro and John Magor at the helm since 1989!
Amun Ini Beach Resort and Salaya Beach Houses
Date: June 18th at 2 PM EST
Speakers: Bigs Eggert from Amun Ini Beach Resort and Salaya Beach Houses
About: Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa - A perfect fusion of the traditional and modern setting with an unforgettable island experience. Where the pristine 300-meter white sand beach meets the sparkling clear blue sea, bordered with lush verdant hills. Thatched roof resort accommodations give the feel of an island paradise that extends into all 16 air conditioned rooms.
Salaya Beach Houses - an award-winning boutique resort with personal service for a maximum of 26 guests. The only luxury resort on Negros Island to be awarded the 2019 and 2020 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award, which is reserved for the top 1% of hotels and resorts in the world.
Buddy Dive Resort & Belmar Oceanfront Apartments
Date: July 9th at 2 PM EST
Speakers: Tina Nicolaas-Wall from Buddy Dive Resort & Belmar Oceanfront Apartments
About: The presentation will be with Tina Nicolaas – Wall. She has been working for Buddy Dive Resort at the dive shop over 15 years and she is now also the person behind the Buddy Dive Resort social media channels. She will show you what updates have been done to the resort while the guests were not there and why you should definitely visit your Buddies on Bonaire for your next dive trip.
Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve Presentation
Date: July 22nd at 2 PM EST
Speaker: Misael Romero from Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve
Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve is a boutique jungle lodge set on a vast private property which is reserved exclusively for guest use. Here, both nature and guests find sanctuary in the perfect habitat, a land where serenity, beauty and adventure harmonize. Located on 7,200 acres in the Southern Maya Mountains of Cayo District, Western Belize, the property encompasses a total of 12 luxurious accommodations, 10 Estate Rooms and 2 Estate Suites. All rooms are perfectly placed in accord with the surroundings making it a getaway like no other - a blend of luxury and style with a profusion of flora and fauna.
Ocean Encounters Curaçao
Date: July 29th at 2 PM EST
Speaker: Jeremiah Peek from Ocean Encounters Curaçao
About: Jeremiah will be presenting “Why Curaçao? – The Caribbean’s best kept secret!”, which will also highlight Ocean Encounters and their 2 onsite facilities located at LionsDive and Sunscape Resort. He has been with Ocean Encounters since 2006 working his way up from Dive Instructor to Boat captain, Facility Supervisor to Operations Manager, and General Manager to Owner since 2018. He is very active in the day to day operations and you will often find him guiding a dive or driving a boat. Join Jeremiah to find out why Curaçao is the “Caribbean’s best kept secret!”
Coral Estates Luxury Resorts
Date: August 12th at 2 PM EST
Speaker: Zoran Ruttner from Coral Estates Luxury Resort
About: Coral Estate Luxury Resort includes five-star PADI certified diving school, wonderful culinary establishments, a wellness centre, shops for clothes and souvenirs, an estate agent and organised activities like hiking, biking and other outings in Curaçao’s spectacular landscapes. There are over 40 stunning diving spots all around Curaçao and most of them are within a 30 minutes range from the hotel. Some of them can be easily reached from the shore, and for the others we will gladly take you on board on one of our boats. Every day, we strive to provide our visitors with the very best service and the most unique activities. We want to add ‘service’ and ‘luxury’ to the classic combination of sun-sea-beach. We work together as a tightly-knit team and we strive to deliver the kind of service that makes you go: ‘Wow!