SCUBA diving in St. Lucia, West Indies

By Rendezvous Resorts

St. Lucia is as exotic underwater as it is above. Enjoy a new world with the Rendezvous dive team and enjoy a stunning SCUBA diving vacation.

There is nothing quite like SCUBA diving in St. Lucia. Above sea level it may well be a lush tropical paradise, but below sea level it is a stunning garden of colours, textures, flora and fauna. The deep reds, yellows, greens and browns of fifty types of coral are offset by the deep blue hues of the sea. You will see hundreds of different types of fish and if you are lucky, turtles, lobster, frogfish, eels, sponges, crabs and squid.

Experience the romantic side of SCUBA diving as a couple and you will enjoy first-hand the wonders of the deep ocean with our team. They will take you to the most remarkable dive sites for a truly spectacular look at St. Lucia’s amazing underwater world.

At Rendezvous however safety is very much a byword. Whether you are a seasoned diver or new to diving, we always make sure that diving is both safe and fun!

PADI To Award 20 Millionth Scuba Diving Certification

By The street – PR Newswire

PADI, the world’s largest diver training organization, today announced its ” Countdown to 20 Million” campaign, which will award a fantastic trip to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to the diver who receives the 20 millionth PADI scuba certification.  PADI has been tracking certifications and will announce the winner after this goal has been reached.

“It is incredible to see what started as an idea by Ralph Erickson and John Cronin nearly 45 years ago, has grown into ‘the way the world learns to dive,'” says Brian Cronin, chief executive officer for PADI Worldwide.  “The fact that PADI is nearing its 20 millionth certification is a testament to the power and wisdom of their vision, as well as the talent and dedication of PADI Instructors across the globe.  We are proud that this organization has been able to introduce people to new life changing experiences through diving, and we look forward to the next 20 million.”

The diver to receive PADI’s 20 millionth certification will win an all-expenses paid trip for two to explore natural wonder of the world, the Great Barrier Reef, and other local attractions such as the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, courtesy of Tourism Queensland.  Dive excursions out to the Great Barrier Reef will be provided by MV Spirit of Freedom, which includes a three-day, three-night liveaboard adventure to iconic dive sites such as Cod Hole and the stunning Ribbon Reefs.  In addition, the PADI Instructor to issue the 20 millionth diver certification and the affiliated dive center or resort will each receive a trip to Australia.

A “Countdown to 20 Million Certifications” counter has launched on the PADI website that provides daily updates as the organization approaches this achievement, which they expect to reach by late September.  The promotion applies to both new and experienced divers who obtain any level of scuba certification at one of the more than 6,000 PADI Dive Centers or Resorts worldwide.  Visit www.padi.com for the most up-to-date countdown number and to find the nearest PADI dive location.

About PADI

PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world’s largest diver training organization, with more than 135,000 trained PADI Professionals dedicated to introducing new divers to the thrill of scuba diving and enhancing the skills of experienced divers through its 6,000 dive centers and resorts worldwide.  PADI Members obtain close to 1,000,000 certifications worldwide each year, advancing and encouraging the exploration of the ocean, while maintaining the highest industry standards for dive training, safety and customer service.  For more information, visit www.padi.com.