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Welcome to this month's eBuddy newsletter. For 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!
 
 
PARALYMPIAN CHALMERS EARNS GREEN SHORTS!
 
JetBlue soars into the Cayman Islands!
Photo courtesy of Ocean Frontiers, Ltd.
 
Congratulations to diver and Paralympic wheelchair athlete, Ryan Chalmers, and Stay-Focused Founder, Roger Muller, for finishing the Ocean Frontiers Green Short Challenge! This challenge is for divers to visit each of the 55 dive sites within the East End dive zone in Grand Cayman and earn their Green Shorts.
 
As a mentor of the Stay-Focused programs, and previously a student, Ryan assists Stay-Focused in offering SCUBA diving experiences to teens and young adults with disabilities at whatever level they can achieve. Ryan's Push Across Cayman on November 24th was a build up to his Push Across America, which will begin on April 6, 2013 where he will push his racing chair from Los Angeles to New York in order to raise funds and awareness for the Stay-Focused organization.
 
For more information on Ryan's Push Across America, please visit: stay-focused.org
 
 
OCEANS DREAMS AT BRAC REEF RESORT
 
CYB Beach
 
Dive in at Brac Reef Resort with their Ocean Dreams Special. For travel from January 1-December 21, 2013, you can receive 7 nights accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, three dives per day, three drinks per day, airport transfers and so much more starting at just US$1,795.00 per person!
 
For more information, please visit: www.bracreef.com/rateSpecials.html
 
 
SOUTHERN CROSS: CALM AFTER THE STORM SPECIAL
 
Southern Cross Club
 
As the millions of people affected by Hurricane Sandy continue to recover from the storm, the Southern Cross Club in Little Cayman, Cayman Islands is offering empathy and big savings for those who may want to take a Caribbean break from December 8 - 22, 2012. With proof of residency in one of the most affected states - New York, New Jersey, Connecticut - travellers can buy one package at the club and receive a second package for FREE (minimum stay required). 5-night packages start at $1,450 per person.
 
To book a trip, or for more information about the special offer call toll-free (800) 899-CLUB (2582) or visit: www.southerncrossclub.com
 
 
SIR TURTLE TURNS 50!
 
Sir Turtle Turns 50
 
Come celebrate with us throughout 2013 as our beloved icon, Sir Turtle, turns 50! To commemorate our long-time, loveable emblem, the Cayman Islands is hosting a yearlong celebration. Join us for exclusive events, incredible offers and other festivities as we honor Sir Turtle's 50th birthday. Share your stories and photos about Sir Turtle on our Facebook timeline at VisitCaymanIslands or on Twitter @Cayman_Islands with the hashtag #ST50!
 
To stay updated on upcoming news and events, please visit: www.caymansirturtle.com
 
 
SUNSHINE GRILL AS #1 HIDDEN GEM
 
Sunshine Grill at Sunshine Suites Resort
 
Congratulations to Grand Cayman's own Sunshine Grill at Sunshine Suites Resort for being named the #1 Hidden Gem on TripAdvisor's 15 Hidden Gems! Whether you stop by for their famous Fish Tacos or #1 Burgers, Sunshine Grill will not disappoint. Well done!
 
For more information on this honor, please visit: www.tripadvisor.com/InfoCenter-a_ctr.hiddengemsUS
 
 
LIGHTHOUSE POINT EARNS FODOR'S CHOICE 2012 DISTINCTION
 
Fondors Choice 2012
 
Fodor's, the leading name in travel guides for over 75 years, has announced that Grand Cayman's Lighthouse Point has been recognised as a 2012 Fodor's Choice selection! The distinction designates Lighthouse Point as a leader in its field for service, quality, and value in the 2012 year and editors at Fodor's have been selecting only the top fifteen percent of listed properties for this award since 1988. Congratulations Lighthouse Point!
 
For more information, visit: www.lighthouse-point-cayman.com
 
 
ORBITZ ORIGINALS: THE CAYMAN ISLANDS
 
Orbitz Originals: The Cayman Islands. Powered by: Energizer. That's positivenergy
 
The Cayman Islands is featured as the stunning backdrop of "Orbitz Originals: The Cayman Islands," a series of ten short films from Energizer and Orbitz. Hosted by adventure travel expert Richard Bangs, the videos offer special insights into the destination's many attractions.
 
Check them out here: www.orbitz.com/travel-guide/Cayman_Islands/Originals.tg114.pOriginals/
 
 
ASK A LOCAL LIVE FACEBOOK CHAT
 
Ask a Local Live. Tuesday, December 4.
 
Have a question? Join us December 4 @ 1 pm EST as we continue our new series Ask A Local Live. This month, our special guest will join our Facebook page, VisitCaymanIslands and answer Cayman Islands travel inquiries with a Culinary focus that you may have.
 
 
DIVE SITE OF THE MONTH: RIVER OF SAND
 
River of Sand, Grand Cayman East End
PHOTO BY: Elly Wray SITE NAME: River of Sand ISLAND: Grand Cayman SITE #:227
 
River of Sand is one of Grand Cayman's most spectacular, unique underwater sites. Located on the island's East End, River of Sand is named for the big drop of sand that comes from shallower areas. Like many High Rock dive sites, soaring coral towers rise up from the Cayman Trench, truly making this site magical. With plenty of high-visibility, divers can transverse along walls that open up to reveal the majestic blue ocean beyond. Many interesting underwater creatures, especially sea turtles, lobsters and nurse sharks, make their home in River of Sand - and many divers will find it to be like a second home for them, too!
 
 
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