The Underwater Herald will occasionally post also business news related scuba and diving industry. This is the first one of them.
Guy Harvey, the centerpiece of the story, sounds like an interesting person. It would be interesting to know more about him and his background in the industry: Feel free to add your comments to this story.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — With his Marine Corps training, scuba diving legend Neal Watson knows a thing or two about taking a beachhead and securing a landing zone. As the newly appointed Director of Dive Operations for Guy Harvey Outpost, Watson is the company’s new commander in its bid to plant Outpost dive flags on beachfronts throughout Florida, the Bahamas and Caribbean. Like the Marine Corps slogan “the few, the proud”, Watson will be extending an invitation to a pre-selected group of the region’s top dive operations to enlist as Expedition Dive Outfitters of Guy Harvey Outpost, the rapidly expanding lodging company of Guy Harvey and his partners Mark Ellert, Bill Shedd and Charles Forman.
Read the full article at thebahamasweekly.com
Inevitably, one might say, Father Christmas has joined the ranks of scuba divers.
More on this topic elsewhere:
The Province has a video on the scuba diving Santa.
Here is a heart warming scuba diving story that is going viral.
Jamie Gallacher, a 15-year-old boy, was diving near the Calf of Man, which is located next to Isle of Man this August. This was his first dive from a boat.
He and the instructor,Michelle Haywood, had just started the dive when a gray seal appeared starting to tug on their fins. The seal turned out to be incredibly playful and, according to Jamie “just like a big puppy”.
The whole encounter lasted some 40 minutes and was capture on video by the instructor. Now the story and the accompanying video has captured the hearts of many on Internet.
Continue reading The boy and the seal
The Andaman Islands are a perfect destination for those who want to spice their diving with the spirit of adventure.
The archipelago of Andaman Islands has 325 islands covering an area of over 6 400 square kilometers. The Vir Savarkar Airport, which is located in Port Blair, is the main gateway for travellers visiting the islands.
If you wish to dive right in, there are good dive sites near Port Blair, Chidiya Tapu and Wandoor. A truly unique experience is however waiting at Barren Island which is one of the most easterly of the Andaman Islands.
Barren Island is known as the home of the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia. Now a tour promoter has announced plans to organize live-aboard trips for those wishing to snorkel or scuba dive at the volcano.
Elsewhere about the Andaman Islands
Barren Island. Photo credit: By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons