Sandals Resorts has entered into a new partnership with the National Geographic Society to launch a brand new scuba diving programme at Sandals and Beaches resorts across the Caribbean.
The hotel chain and the Unites States-based non-profit scientific and educational institution are inviting guests to take exciting scuba diving holidays at the various Sandals resorts in the Caribbean with the addition of the new PADI National Geographic Diver Course.
The programme is a joint effort between National Geographic and the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) and guests staying at Sandals and Beaches resorts will be able to explore the beautiful underwater world with modern Jacques Custeau SCUBA pro-equipment and the assistance of highly trained diving instructors.
The head of the WaterSports Division at Sandals Resorts, Michael Clarke, said: This dive programme represents a further extension of our core belief in raising awareness of environmental preservation principles.
The PADI National Geographic course will give our customers not only a diving trip but a learning adventure, leading to preserving the Caribbeans marine life to better conserve for the future.
The scuba diving course enables guests to find out more about Caribbean marine creatures and underwater environment; learn underwater navigation techniques using both natural references and compass headings; prepare for and aid an exploration dive that will include gathering information and images for visual representation of the dive site; and enjoy the serene surroundings of the Caribbeans spectacular and colourful marine world.
Sandals Resorts diving programme allows guests to enjoy scuba diving in the Caribbean at more than 29 diving sites across the region using state-of-the-art equipment and guided exploration tours.
The Caribbean is one of the leading scuba diving destinations in the world and the surrounding ocean is full of breathtaking diving sites that are thriving with shipwrecks, marine life and colourful coral reefs.
During scuba diving holidays in the Caribbean, divers can enjoy warm water temperatures and excursions to sites including the former United Sates Navy submarine, the USS Kittiwake, which was sunken earlier this year to create an artificial reef off the coast of Grand Cayman.
Divers can swim alongside sea turtles, manta rays, clownfish, butterfly fish, angel fish, seahorses, lobsters, crabs, octopus, jellyfish, and thousands of other sea creatures, as well as catching sightings of dolphins, sharks and whales.
Sandals Resorts operates luxury Sandals and Beaches-branded hotels and resorts in St Lucia, Jamaica, Antigua, the Bahamas, and Turks and Caicos. The hotel group was honoured at the World Travel Awards this year, after being awarded the Caribbeans Leading Hotel Brand.