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Special Olympics Cayman Islands is Set to Make History This Summer With Help from its Friends

Red Sail Sports reminds local companies that they can help the organization raise funds while rewarding their employees at the same time with a catamaran trip or sail.

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Local Dive Operator Honoured at Beneath the Sea Show

Dive hotelier and enthusiast Keith Sahm, General Manager of the award winning Sunset House hotel and Sunset Divers, has been recognized 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 Secaucus, New Jersey, 27 – 29 March 2015.

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Cayman Bids Farewell to Dive Legend Bob Soto, the “Father of Diving”

Dive flags flew at half-mast in the Cayman Islands recently in tribute to Bob Soto, a revered dive legend and the founder of recreational scuba diving in Cayman, who died at the age of 88. As they mourn his passing, Cayman’s dive leaders say Bob Soto’s legacy is Cayman diving’s enduring star power.

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Want Underwater Photo Tips from Dive Legend Marty Snyderman? Stop by My Bar at Sunset House Next Week and Ask Him

Marty Snyderman, on Grand Cayman March 21 – 25 to outfit his signature room at Sunset House, will be available to offer friendly, professional photo tips at My Bar on several evenings throughout the week.

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Cayman Community, Government and Carnival Cruise Lines Turn Out to Support Reef Restoration Project

Local fundraising campaign to finance the project raises $28,000 for supplies and other expenses; Cruise Line pledges $100,000 to keep the coral reef restoration going

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The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism Wins Top Honours in PR and Marketing

The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism was recognized for its superior marketing, public relations and advertising initiatives at the annual Adrian Awards, a globally renowned gala hosted by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) in New York City on Monday, 23 February.

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Season’s Greetings from the Cayman Islands Dive Industry

With tourism numbers up over last year, Cayman’s dive leaders anticipate a good new year as they say goodbye to 2014, and they extend Season’s Greetings to all customers and travel partners who help keep the Cayman Islands one of the world’s most popular dive destinations.

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Red Sail Sports Grand Cayman Launches New Dive-Specific Website

Red Sail Sports, Grand Cayman’s leading resort watersports operator, is gearing up for 2015 with the launch of a new dive-focused website. The website, a one-stop online shopping location for diving customers, offers quick and easy access to all Red Sail Sports dive information, showcasing the company’s new competitive dive rates and dive packages.

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Southern Cross Club Hosts 17th Annual Sister Islands Cook-Off

Once again Team Southern Cross sweeps awards and comes out on top as 2014 Grand Champion; Culinary event keeps gaining momentum

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Grand Cayman is the lionfish hunting capital of the world (FoxNews)

10/30/2014
The lionfish, with its plume of spiky tentacles, is beautiful — but it’s an eco-disaster for the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, where it has depleted native fish populations and is killing the coral reefs.

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International Drawing Festival Comes to the Cayman Islands

10/9/2014
The Big Draw Festival at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands October is Big Draw month in over 20 countries, with 280,000 people expected to join in over 1000 events. The Big Draw offers thousands of enjoyable, and mostly free, drawing activities which connect people of all ages with museums, galleries, outdoor spaces, artists, designers, illustrators and each other. This year Big Draw events at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) will highlight the power of drawing through the theme It’s Our World.

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Cayman Dive Operators and Volunteers Work Against Time to Restore Damaged Reef

9/30/2014
Cruise ship anchor dragged across dive site destroying 11,500 square feet of coral; Dive community comes together for what could be a marathon restoration project

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Cayman Islands to Honor Legends of Scuba Diving at DEMA 2014

9/30/2014
Some of the biggest names in the industry to be on hand in the Cayman pavilion to greet the public and share love of diving.

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New Underwater Themed Rooms at Sunset House Feature Photographs by Some of the Dive Industry’s Best

9/16/2014
Four rooms available now, 22 by the end of 2015 – the goal is to enhance the visitor’s dive vacation experience by showing them the underwater world through the eyes of experts

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Red Sail Sports Strives to Make a Difference in the Cayman Community by Staying Involved

9/1/2014
When Red Sail Sports opened its doors for business in Grand Cayman more than 25 years ago, management made community involvement one of its core principles, and this summer the company continued to demonstrate this commitment by focusing its contributions to assist youth sport and a variety of selected charities. Parent company the Red Sail Group contributed financially to the Special Olympics Cayman Islands, the Six4Hospice Challenge and Sail Sports participated in summer youth programmes.

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Tourism Officials Welcome CONCACAF Teams to Cayman Brac

8/11/2014
On Thursday, 7 August, the Ministry and Department of Tourism hosted a welcome luncheon for players, coaches and chaperones participating in the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) inaugural Girls’ Under-15 championship competition taking place in the Cayman Islands from 6-17 August 2014.

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Darwin Initiative Supports Cayman Islands' Efforts to Conserve Biodiversity on Coral Reefs

7/21/2014
The Central Caribbean Marine Institute collaborating with the Cayman Islands Department of Environment was awarded a 2-year grant from the Darwin Initiative to protect and increase biodiversity of coral reefs. The project is exploring effective ways of increasing the endangered staghorn coral.

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Recognizing Tourism's Best

6/27/2014
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa hosted the prestigious Cayman Stingray Tourism Awards for its 11th anniversary where the tourism’s best of the best gathered together to commend those that have excelled in the hospitality industry. The evening saw a dazzling array of individuals from all sectors of Cayman’s tourism industry including Accommodations, Allied, Attractions and Transportation, Restaurants and Watersports.

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Renew you Kittiwake Annual Pass and Vessel Licence for 2014-15 Licence Year

6/27/2014
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Commercial operators and private vessel owners can now licence their vessel for the Kittiwake Marine Park for the upcoming licencing year (1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015). The simple process involves the following steps:

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Red Sail Sports Named One of the Best Places to Work in Grand Cayman

6/12/2014
Recognition by the Cayman Islands Society of Human Resources Professionals comes after rigorous application process; first time a watersports operation receives the award

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Cayman the Ideal Dive Destination for Divers with Disabilities

5/27/2014
Famed for its spectacular diving and professional dive industry, Cayman is also proud of its reputation as an accessible and reliable destination for disabled divers.

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Rackam and Sack'em Lionfish Cull

5/26/2014
CULL #11 Rackam and Stack’em was the second lionfish tournament organized this year by CULL (Cayman United Lionfish League) which saw another great turn out with spearing enthusiasts doing their best to rid Cayman’s fragile reefs of the voracious pests.

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Ocean Frontiers Turning its Customers Green

5/21/2014
Dive Operator’s “Green Shorts Challenge” keeps guests coming back for more East End diving year after year

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Divetech’s Guardian of the Reef Making Himself at Home at Northwest Point

5/20/2014
Since sculpture was sunk April 12, more than 750 divers have visited Cayman’s newest dive site

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Ocean Frontiers culls 10,000 plus lionfish from Grand Cayman waters

5/8/2014
Majority of lionfish purchased by local chef who prepares delicious new dishes for customers. “Lionfish are beautiful, resilient and strong – a cool fish - but they are deadly to our reefs and if we don’t stop them something bad is going to happen,” says Matt Russell a divemaster/instructor at Ocean Frontiers who has watched the invasion with deep concern for the marine environment.

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INTERNATIONAL SCUBA DIVING HALL OF FAME 2014 INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED

3/28/2014
The Cayman Islands is pleased to announce the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF) International Inductees and Early Pioneer for 2014. Based in the Cayman Islands, the ISDHF annually recognizes members of the dive community whose contributions have been outstanding to the world of scuba diving.

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Cayman Islands Welcomes Long Lobbied Reduction in APD for UK Travellers

3/19/2014
The Cayman Islands is pleased to welcome the long anticipated news of reduced Air Passenger Duty (APD) for long haul visitors from the United Kingdom. APD is an excise duty which is charged to passengers flying from a United Kingdom airport.

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Succession Planning Success for the Department of Tourism

2/25/2014
The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism has had an effective succession planning programme in place for many years. Continued positive success from the program has seen two members of staff transition into management roles. Mrs. Ruth Myles and Ms. Annick Jackman have been promoted to Manager, Public Relations and Manager, National Promotions & Events respectively.

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Ocean Frontiers Rated One of the World’s Best Dive Operations

2/3/2014
Ocean Frontiers, dive operator at the Compass Point Resort on Grand Cayman’s remote East End, was rate done of the world’s Best Dive Operations, and the best in Cayman, by Scuba Diving readers in the 2014 Top 100 Gold List Awards. The Cayman Islands were rated No. 1 for Best Overall Destination in the Caribbean and Atlantic.

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Divetech's FOCUS UNDERWATER. A few spots still available

7/24/2013
5th Annual event in Grand Cayman is a good place for all levels of underwater photographers to learn from the best in the dive business

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Paralympic athlete, Ryan Chalmers starts Push Across America for specialised dive programme

4/24/2013
The official Cayman Islands Facebook page, @VisitCaymanIslands recently sat down with a paralympic athlete Ryan Chalmers as he prepared for an unprecedented feat. On Saturday, April 6, Ryan kicked off his 'Push Across America' in Los Angeles. Raising awareness and funds for Stay-Focused, a non-profit organisation providing disabled teens and young adults with motivating scuba dive programmes in the Cayman Islands, Chalmers will push his racing chair the equivalent of two to three marathons per day to complete his 71- day journey from Los Angeles to New York City.

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Young Caymanians Selected to Host New YouTube Video Series

1/26/2012
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (30 May, 2011)The Department of Tourism would like to congratulate Luigi Moxam and Kamala Murugesu on their selection as the hosts of the Department of Tourism’s You Tube video series.

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Cayman Island dive operators continue the Lion Fish battle

1/26/2012
Cayman Island Dive Operators are offering a special to help the Cayman Islands ‘manage’ the invasion of the red lionfish, by providing educedcourse fees to visitors and residents this fall. With recent approval from the Marine Conservation Board several months ago, Cayman’s dive operators are now able to teach the PADI Lionfish Tracker Distinctive Specialty course, and upon completion, guests receive the PADI c-card plus the local lionfish culling license.

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