Dive in to our weekly webinar series to get the latest word on the state of global dive travel and destination updates from our dive and hotel partners and tourism representatives. It's the next best thing to being there, with images and insights to help you plan your next dive vacation. You'll also get insider tips on the great deals and special incentives that many operators and resorts are offering. Webinar presentations are presented live during May and June, please register to get access to the presentations.
Scubaqua Dive Center - Webinar
Date: November 5th at 2 PM About: If you have never heard about this small and undiscovered island in the Caribbean, it's probably because it is such a well-kept secret. Unaffected by mass tourism, St. Eustatius is not your average Caribbean island, imagine the Caribbean about 25 or 30 years ago and you’ll be close. The eye-catching volcano “the Quill” dominates the island with its impressive crater and is responsible for the numerous lava flows and many blocks beneath the surface. The reefs surrounding St. Eustatius are flourishing in a protected marine park. Underwater you will experience what much of the Caribbean must have looked like many years ago. These old labyrinths of lava are now fully overgrown with coral, sea fans, and sponges. Combine these reefs with our historical dive sites and more recent “purpose sunk” wrecks and you have a diver’s paradise!
Date: November 6th at 2 PM 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.
Date: May 12th at 2 PM Speaker: Dinesh Kissoon, General Manager at Secret Bay Dominica About: A stay at Secret Bay is an immersion in Dominica's nature. The one and two-bedroom villas and bungalows offer easy access to the property's incredible natural attributes including secluded beaches, a sea cave, rainforests and rivers. Masseuse and private chef services are available as well asl yoga, meditation and cooking classes.
Date: May 12th at 7 PM Speaker: Sarah-Jane Harlan, Sales Manager at Clearly Cayman Dive Resorts About: Discover three of the world’s best diving locations above and below the surface at Cobalt Coast Resort on Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac Beach Resort, and Little Cayman Beach Resort. Every Clearly Cayman Resort destination features beachfront settings and the warmest hospitality, which are complemented by Reef Divers’ valet diving for the ultimate dive experience. Tropical beauty and modern, casual elegance await each visitor to our secluded island retreats. Three islands. Three resorts. The choice is Clearly Cayman!
Date: May 14th at 2 PM Speaker: Richard Akhtar with Waidroka USA About: The diving is spectacular, with miles of unexplored coral reef, private dive spots, astonishing biodiversity, and the world famous Beqa Lagoon, including the famous Fiji shark dives. A fleet of boats is fully-equipped to take you on your dive adventure. Waidroka Bay Resort offers a truly unique and personal approach to a dive-vacation, where exploration & adventure are still possible and the true beauty of more adventurous scuba diving can be experienced.
The Villa on Dunbar Rock & Cabaña's on Clarks Cay - Webinar
Date: May 19th at 11 AM Speaker:Lee Gano, with The Villa on Dunbar Rock & Cabaña's on Clarks Cay About:Perched on a cay with 360° views of Sandy Bay, Guanaja and surrounding cays, this unique all-inclusive resort blends beauty and serenity in a laid-back, inviting atmosphere. The Villa occupies 15,000 ft2 rising from the white sand beach up four floors to levels with the guest rooms, lounging terraces, infinity pool and pool bar and Great Room. The all-inclusive Cabana's on Clarks Cay resides on 4-acre island oasis that offers incredible seascapes and something truly unique to the area: an infinity pool with a meandering lazy river, including a waterfall! The island accommodates of up to 20 guests in 7 Standard Cabañas, 1 One-Bedroom Cabaña, and 1 Two-Bedroom Cabaña Suite. All are air-conditioned with wrap around porches to enjoy the sea breeze.
Date: May 19th at 2 PM Speaker: Sandi Reily, Marketing Manager at Volivoli Beach Resort About: On the most northerly tip of Fiji's largest island, Viti Levu, lies a headland where, nestled amongst lush rainforest, thundering waterfalls, history-filled caves, sugarcane fields, abundant agriculture, thriving mangroves, and some of the earth's healthiest coral reefs, you'll find Volivoli Beach Resort the premium, boutique, four-star resort on Fiji's untouched Suncoast.
Date: May 21st at 2 PM Speaker: McKesha Serrant, Sales & Marketing and Francesca Bellot, Dive Shop Supervisor from Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort About: Experience the magical reefs and walls of Dominica at Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort. Enjoy a newly redesigned seaside restaurant, bar and dive shop. Explore waterfalls, walls & whales along with a variety of topside and underwater adventures in Dominica.
Date: May 26th at 2 PM Speaker: Emma-Jane Fisher at Sunset House About: Sunset House offers newly renovated ocean view rooms with breakfast and WiFi included in all packages. On-site Sea Harvest restaurant and the famous My Bar also home to the Cathy Church Photo Center, Gallery and Camera Store offering rentals, housings, and more.
Date: May 28th at 2 PM Speaker: Rodrigo Ramírez at Club Hotel Cantamar & Liveaboards About: Diving at Club Cantamar is almost a guarantee that the big pelagic animals that make this region famous will be within your reach. The friendly service ensures a fun and memorable dive vacation.
Date: May 28th at 7 PM Speaker:Parker Davis at Divi Flamingo Beach Resort About: Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino is the perfect home-base location to explore Bonaire’s pristine waters and coral reefs. The Resort offers incredible ocean views and a house reef with 24-hour shore diving, plus comfortable rooms with private bathrooms and a balcony or patio. Among the resort's many amenities are 2 restaurants, 2 bars, casino, 2 pools, a stunning sundeck, a beach with complimentary chairs and umbrellas, fitness center, day spa, on-site car rental, complimentary kids club and Wi-Fi. Divi Dive Bonaire, conveniently located at the resort, offers a state-of-the-art PADI SSI dive center and dive shop, 5 dive boats with custom packages and easy access to over 88 spectacular dive sites, dive certifications and more. All-Inclusive optional.
Date: June 2nd at 11AM Speaker: Cynthia Paters, Office Manager - Marketing & Reservations at Magic Resorts Philippines About: At Magic Island Dive Resort, there are more than 20 dive spots giving divers plenty to explore. All of the detached bungalows are surrounded by lush gardens and are up to Western standards. Magic Island's sister resort, Magic Oceans Dive Resort can be found on the east coast of Bohol, in the town Anda, where theres is a fabulous house reef. Far away from the busy tourist areas.
Date: June 4th at 2 PM Speaker: Augusto Montbrun, Dive Manager at Buddy Dive Resort About: If there was ever a Caribbean resort that deserved the title “diver centric,” it would be Bonaire's Buddy Dive. Every aspect of this oceanfront property seems tailor-made to the needs of divers and snorkelers, from the waterfront dive center with walk-in access to the house reef to the drive-through fill station that streamlines tank swaps for shore diving road trips.
Date: June 4th at 7PM Speaker: Teodoro Tejeda, President at Belize Hotel Association About: Belize welcomes and invites you to experience the extraordinary array of natural attractions that Nature has blessed Belize with. Your Belize vacation promises an intimate connection combining the mystique of Central America and the richly rewarding authenticity of a Caribbean getaway. Whether seeking extreme adventures, a camping retreat, or diving in the pristine marine habitats each region of Belize offers many treasures to explore. Sit back and be amazed by our colorful corals in the deep blue sea, ancient turtles, the 185-mile-long Barrier Reef, over 500 species of fish, and the Great Blue Hole! The breath-taking scenes will have you amazed and excited to take our island tours and enjoy the fun water activities we have to offer! Learn more about Belize as we dive into great adventures, our culture, best diving locations, and top tips for an unBelizeable Vacation during this live webinar.
Date: June 11th at 2 PM Speaker: Karen Stearns, from Wakatobi Resort About: Wakatobi was created as an environmentally sustainable resort in collaboration with local residents, benefiting both divers and the local villagers alike.
Date: June 16th at 2 PM Speaker: Renatta Fielden and Gerlinde Seupel, from True Blue Bay Boutique Resort with Aquanauts Grenada About: Welcome to True Blue Bay Boutique Resort, a family owned and operated hotel on the Caribbean island of Grenada. Located on the South Coast, this unique and colorful resort is set among tropical gardens and overlooks the spectacular waters of True Blue Bay. Experience our restaurant, spa, yoga studio, relaxing pools, kayaks, dive center, marina, yacht charter, kayaks, hobie cats, cooking class and rum tasting demonstrations all conveniently on-site. Within a short distance of island activities, beaches, restaurants, shopping and the airport, you can easily enjoy all the island has to offer.
Date: June 17th at 2PM Speaker: Laura Jones with Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority About: Papua New Guinea is a remote and tropical nation in the South Pacific, located just north of Australia. Widely known for its unique cultures and elaborate tribal festivals, Papua New Guinea happens to be just as diverse and colorful under the sea. Located in the Coral Triangle, PNG is a world-class diving destination from its untouched coral walls to the massive WWII wreck sites, and is even home to the largest biodiversity of tropical fish. Dive into the unexpected on this webinar that will transport you to the vibrant and intriguing waters of Papua New Guinea!
Presidente InterContinental Resort & Spa - Webinar
Date: June 18th at 2 PM Speaker: Carla Durand, from Presidente InterContinental Resort & Spa About: The natural beauty of Cozumel combined with the world-class service of InterContinental sets the Resort apart as the perfect place for a diving vacation. Located in an intimate natural paradise in front of one of the world’s largest coral reef systems, over an extended white sand beach, offering a relaxing ambience and exclusive amenities. With 29 years of experience in Cozumel as one of the best safety records on the island, the Resort´s in-house 5 Star PADI Dive Center, Scuba Du, offers world class diving and personal attention to every client. A strict emphasis is placed on safety and most of all, quality & service on all dive trips and diving instructions.
Date: June 23rd at 2 PM Speaker: Claudia Cuevas, from Anthony's Key Resort About: Anthony's Key Resort is a private 8 acre island located 35 miles off the coast of Honduras on Roatan and outlined by the world's second largest reef. We offer options for adventures that appeal to all types: scuba diving, snorkeling, dolphin activities, kayaking, horse back riding, Stand-up paddle board, pool and a spa. Dive Packages include 3 dives per day, 2 night dives a week, unlimited shore diving, all meals, airport transfers and much more!
Date: June 24th at 2 PM Speaker: Fernanda Melgoza, from Dominica Tourism About: Known as the nature island, Dominica is a land of rugged beauty. Ditto for what lies below, where the island's soaring peaks and deep valleys are mirrored in dramatic drop offs, sheer walls and submarine canyons. Volcanic origins are evident in a seascape riddled with pinnacles, swim-throughs and bubbling fumaroles, while the nation's commitment to conservation is evident in the wealth of marine life and healthy hard and soft corals that thrive within a trio of marine reserves. Small treasures from seahorses and frogfish to a plethora of invertebrates await the keen-eyed diver and the avid macro photographer. Calm waters are inviting to all, but excitement is just offshore where the big animals swim.
Date: June 25th at 2 PM Speaker: Lesley Agostelli, from Compass Point Dive Resort About: Compass Point Dive Resort consists of 28 luxurious one, two and three bedroom condominiums, each beautifully appointed with stylish island décor and fully equipped with all of the comforts of home including cable TV and free WiFi. In addition to 2 freshwater swimming pools, bikes and kayaks. snorkeling and stand-up paddleboarding are also available.
Date: July 1st at 2 PM Speaker: Claire Sealy, from Captain Don's Habitat About: The on site PADI Five-Star Dive Center provides diving services from the very novice to the most seasoned technical diver including rebreathers and tri-mix. The oceanfront restaurant, Rum Runners and Deco Stop Bar offers some of the finest cuisine and sunset views on the island. Come and find out why Captain Don's Habitat is the oldest continually operating dedicated dive resort in Bonaire.
Secrets Aura-Sunscape Sabor
and Dive House - Webinar
Date: August 6th at 2 PM Speaker: Rita Morales, Director of Sales at Secrets Aura Cozumel & Sunscape Sabor Cozumel. Evelyn LaPlante, Co-Owner of Dive House Cozumel. About: Be spoiled at Secrets Aura Cozumel, an adults-only all-inclusive resort that’s all about a peaceful good time. Ocean view suites, restaurants and gym? Check, check — and check. Let’s just say even the infinity-edge pool has an ocean view. With Caribbean and private pier right at your door, you won't want to miss a second of it. From the moment you start sipping your welcome champagne during Concierge check-in, you just know you’re going to be well cared for here.
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel is located on the beautiful island of Cozumel, just 12 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, and offers families, couples and singles and Unlimited-Fun® getaway in a picturesque destination. The 218 guest rooms and suites offer guests spacious accommodations with private balcony or terrace and stunning ocean views. The Unlimited-Fun® experience begins with two shimmering swimming pools, an Explorer’s Club for kids, lively bars and lounges, exciting nightly entertainment and so much more.
Date: August 13th at 2 PM About: Ramon's Village offers island accommodations in true tropical style with sixty-one thatched-roof cabanas: Beach front, Seaside and Gardenview cabanas, provide secluded hideaways for those who are ready for relaxation. All cabanas are nestled among coconut palms and flamboyant trees, while colorful bougainvillea, hibiscus and a fanfare of other tropical flora and fauna join together to create the perfect backdrop to your scuba diving vacation.
Date: August 27th at 2 PM About: Pristine white beaches, swaying palms and the endless turquoise ocean make the Caribbean one of the most attractive vacation destinations. But that’s not all to it, on top of these divine features, it is also a paradise for snorkelers and scuba divers! The warm, crystal clear waters are home to hundreds of species of colorful fish and corals. Pro Dive International provides tailor-made world-class diving & snorkeling experiences, combined with accommodation at coveted 4 & 5 star resorts all under one roof. With a total of 14 locations spread along the Riviera Maya & Cozumel, Mexico and Bayahibe, Dominican Republic, Pro Dive International offers the perfect package for everyone!
Date: September 17th at 2 PM About: Soak up the sun and relax on pure white sands with swaying palm trees and clear turquoise waters located on Roatan's world famed West Bay Beach. Unwind in our spacious and luxurious interiors, enjoy beach & poolside canopied lounging, experience world-class snorkeling and diving on the largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere, and indulge in fine dining at our 4 restaurants with á la carte & buffet style menus, as well as unlimited premium drinks including domestic & international liquors, beers & wines and take in daily entertainment with live music and cultural shows.