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Diver dies off West Bay

A 65-year-old diver visiting the Cayman Islands from Tennessee died in a water-related incident off North West Point in West Bay on Sunday 6 December. The man has been identified as Gary Paul Kodman. Mr Kodman was diving with Reef Divers at the Orange Canyon diving site. On Sunday at …

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Dive industry concerned about port development

Amidst positive reports on its current growth from local dive industry leaders, concerns are being voiced regarding the potential impact of proposed Cruise Berthing Facilities (CBF) on Cayman’s diving tourism. The country’s arrival figures show a steady increase in stay-over dive tourism, with further increases predicted for 2016. Tourism industry …

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Little Cayman coral garden dedicated to scuba diving pioneer

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in Little Cayman “planted” a coral garden on Friday, 12 June in honor of the late scuba legend, Bob Soto. A team of divers and snorklers worked together to outplant 63 nursery-reared fragments of the critically endangered staghorn coral (Acroporacervicornis) onto the reef. The …

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Ministry of Tourism partners with Historical Diving Society

The Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism (MOT) has joined forces with the Historical Diving Society (HDS) to bring the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF) to new heights in 2015 and beyond. The Historical Diving Society has agreed to represent the ISDHF throughout the United States.  The partnership allows …

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Legends and Lions dive event extended to a month

During the month of September, divers will be able to book some of the best dive deals of the year in the Cayman Islands during its 2nd annual Legend’s and Lions scuba celebration. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural weeklong event, Cayman’s dive industry is extending the celebration for a whole month. …

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American man dies during major diving event

An American man died on Friday, 29 May, while partaking in an annual event known as “Inner Space”, the world’s largest Closed Circuit Rebreather diving event. He has been identified as 53 year old, John Michael Killanin and was visiting Grand Cayman from Clearwater, Florida, USA. He arrived on Saturday, 23 May. One hour …

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Cayman dive resorts garner Hall of Fame accolade

Heading into a busy summer, Cayman’s dive industry continues to receive recognition for excellence. Three dive resorts have been named to TripAdvisor’s 2015 Hall of Fame: Sunset House and Compass Point Dive Resort on Grand Cayman and the Southern Cross Club on Little Cayman. This means they have won the …

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Dive instructors defend local operations

In the wake of recent water-related deaths in the Cayman Islands, diving companies are insisting that Cayman is still one of the safest and best places to dive in the world. One dive company owner stated that compared to the rest of the world, Cayman’s number of diving fatalities is …

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Beneath the Sea Show honours local diver

Dive hotelier and enthusiast Keith Sahm, general manager of the award winning Sunset House hotel and Sunset Divers, has been recognised with a prestigious award at the 2015 Beneath the Sea show. Mr Sahm was named Diver of the Year – Service during the largest scuba and dive travel show in North America, which took place in …

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