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Hello,
 
Welcome to this month's eBuddy newsletter. For absolute beginners or seasoned dive-masters, the Cayman Islands is the perfect dive destination, ensuring exhilaration at every stroke. We invite you to dive in and enjoy!
 
 
SUNSET HOUSE, LEADER IN NAUTICAL TRAINING
 
International Yacht Training
 
Sunset House, Grand Cayman's Hotel for Divers, by Divers, has become one of the first dual International Yacht Training (IYT)/Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Training Centers in the world. International Yacht Training is a fully approved training company by the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) amongst others. This allows Sunset Divers (Sunset House's elite Dive Center) not only to train dive professionals as Diveboat captains, but are authorized to train and certify non-dive related candidates, IYT/MCA nautical qualifications through their new IYT instructors Robert Hopwood and Peter Foster-Smith.
 
All Sunset Divers' captains have been certified as PADI/IYT Diveboat Coxswains. Sunset Divers has become one of the first dive operators to certify to the new, high standard to training and certification for Diveboat operators.
 
For more information on how you can enroll in these courses go to www.sunsethouse.com/IYT.php, or email Peter Foster-Smith at pete@sunsethouse.com.
 
 
CHOOSE YOUR GATEWAY TO TOTAL RELAXATION
 
Cayman Airways Staff
 
Escaping to the Cayman Islands for a summer vacation has never been easier! Cayman Airways, the national airline of the Cayman Islands, is soaring to new heights by adding a new seasonal service from Dallas/Fort Worth to its exciting summer schedule, alongside regular service from New York City, Miami, Tampa, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
 
With the kids out of school and the temperatures rising, now is the perfect time to book your unforgettable travel experience aboard Cayman Airways, which includes low rates, two free checked baggage and complimentary rum punch.
 
To book, contact your travel professional or visit www.caymanairways.com or call 1-800-4CAYMAN.
 
 
OWEN ROBERTS RECEIVES UNDERWATER MAKE-OVER
 
Underwater photo at Owen Roberts airport
 
Visitors can now experience Cayman's underwater wonders as soon as they step off their plane. World-renowned underwater photographer Cathy Church and her team have produced the world's largest underwater photo installation at Grand Cayman's Owen Roberts International Airport. The nine feet high and 145 feet long photo composite boasts more than 50 stunning photos and is prominently featured in the baggage claim area.
 
For more information, click here: www.cathychurch.com/airport_mural.html
 
 
EXCELLENCE: REWARDED
 
Winner Certificate of Excellence 2012. tripadvisor
 
Congratulations to both Sunset House and the Reef Resort on earning a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor! This particular honor focuses on hospitality excellence which is measured by consistently outstanding traveler reviews on the popular travel site. With approximately just 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receiving this accolade, it truly is an honor for Sunset House and the Reef Resort!
 
 
SOLO TRAVELERS SPECIAL!
 
Solo Snorkeling Woman
 
This September, join the Cayman Aggressor IV for 'Single Travelers Week' - not a new dating show, but an opportunity to enjoy the Cayman Islands solo and meet other single divers to make your experience phenomenal! From September 1-8, join the Aggressor team to find a lifelong dive buddy while enjoying a spectacular vacation diving during the clearest, calmest and warmest time of the year in Cayman Islands! Book your trip today on the Cayman Aggressor IV.
 
Please visit www.aggressor.com/uniquecharters.php for more information.
 
 
KIDS DIVE IN!
 
Cayman Sea School Programme
 
This summer, let the kids explore new depths at Cayman Sea School with Sir Turtle from June 1 to August 31! The Cayman Sea School programme, free to all Summer Splash guests, allows young minds to learn all about Cayman's marine environment with a tour of Cayman's legendary underwater world, showing them how to be Caymankind and protect it. Book your trip now using the Cayman Summer Splash promotion to relax in the summer sun while keeping your children's minds fresh!
 
For more information on Cayman Summer Splash and Sea School, click here: www.caymansummersplash.com
 
 
DIVETECH'S 15 YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE WITH PADI
 
Divetech PADI Award
 
One of Cayman's most loved dive operators, Divetech Ltd., was recognized by PADI for 15 years of Outstanding Service as a PADI member. Congratulations!
 
To book your dive with Divetech, please visit www.divetech.com
 
 
WORRY-FREE VACATIONS
 
Woman on the Beach
 
Worried about travelling in the Summer? Don't be. The Cayman Islands' unique Worry Free Hurricane Guarantee covers cancellations made prior to arrival and compensation if vacation time is cut short because of inclement weather. As soon as a hurricane is anticipated, guests may cancel their vacation at many of Cayman's hotels and condos, with at most only a one night penalty for cancellations made up to 48 hours prior to check-in.
 
For more information, click here: www.caymanislands.ky/hurricaneguarantee.aspx
 
 
DIVE SITE OF THE MONTH: SCHOOLHOUSE WALL, CAYMAN BRAC
 
Bloody Bay
 
Head over to Cayman Brac to enjoy this deep dive with an open water drop to the reef crest where the wall begins. With a minimum depth of 82 ft and a maximum of 100 ft, you'll find steep sand chutes that run over the crest from the wide sand plain, large barrel sponges, strawberry sponges, and a plethora of sea life including angelfish, barracuda, sharks, wahoo and tuna.
 
 
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