Taking advantage of off-season rates to offer travel deals, Cayman’s dive industry highlights things that make it a top dive destination: incredible diving, outstanding customer service and a conservation-minded community that honors dive legends
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands: A host of travel option are available for the “Legends and Lions,” celebration on Grand Cayman October 4 – 11, 2014, but discerning divers seeking an exceptional travel deal should take advantage of Red Sail Sports’ dive package with accommodations at the luxurious Westin Resort on Seven Mile Beach. It starts at an incredible US $975 per person (based on double occupancy) for a 7-night stay and it includes a daily 2-tank dive, plus the common elements being offered as part of the celebration.
The weeklong event brings together several existing scuba promotions during this slow time of year to take advantage of off-season rates. All “Legends and Lions” packages include; a daily 2-tank dive, a dive on the USS Kittiwake wreck, a Lionfish certification with Lionfish hunt dive, a street dance with Lionfish on the menu and tickets to the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Induction Dinner, where guests can minge with the “legends” of diving. Cayman is host to the ISDHF and some of the biggest names in the dive industry will be honored: Alese and Mort Pechter, Bill Acker, Chuck Nicklin, Dan Orr and Neal Watson.
Red Sail Sports Operations Manager Rod McDowall: “There is great value in the Legends and Lions package for both diving and hotel in Grand Cayman, one of the world’s premier dive locations. Our guests can mix and mingle with scuba industry greats, and they’ll also learn photo tips from the island’s best underwater photographers. And on top of that, they can help purge the new scourge of the Caribbean - the Lionfish.”
The “Lions” in the event name refers to Cayman’s continuing battle against invasive Lionfish, which threaten reefs, not only in the Cayman Islands, but also all across the Caribbean. Red Sail Sports and other participating operators plan all-out assault on the invasive Lionfish with a Lionfish culling certification followed by a dive to remove the predators from local reefs. The day’s catch will be cooked up and enjoyed during a street party on the waterfront in George Town.
The Red Sail Sports and Westin Resort partnership gives dive travelers another reason to celebrate – enjoying the very best Cayman has to offer at bargain prices not available the rest of the year. The Westin Resort, with its elegant tropical atmosphere, is situated on the soft, white sands of Seven Mile Beach, ranked by US News Traveler as the #1 beach in the world. It features comfortable rooms, world-class restaurants, spa facilities and all the amenities needed to pamper guests. Red Sail Sports, known for excellent customer service and first-rate facilities, operates a watersports shop on the beach at the Westin. Guests enjoy convenient and easy boarding because Red Sail Sports’ customized, spacious dive boats pull up right up on the beach.
Rod McDowall: “Lifestyle is a choice travelers make when booking their vacation, and our package lets them experience the best while enjoying all that makes Cayman special: great diving, great weather, world-class accommodations and restaurants. It’s all here at fantastic rates – at a time when there are no crowds on the island and the weather is perfect. What more could you want?”
Red Sail Sports “Legends and Lions” Dive Package
October 4-11, 2014
$975 per person
Based on double occupancy
7 Nights at the Westin (island view room)
6 two-tank dives
Dinner Ticket for International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame
Tickets for the Lionfish Dinner & Street Party
20% discount on Red Sail Sports watersports
About Red Sail Sports
Red Sail Sports, a member of the Cayman Islands Tourism Association is a leading resort based dive and watersports operator. Since 1987 it has been setting the standard on Grand Cayman by providing the highest level of guest services. On Seven Mile Beach Red Sail Sports operates locations at the Westin Resort, the Marriott Resort, the Grand Cayman Beach Suites and the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman. At remote East End the company has a watersports shop at Morritt’s Tortuga Club, also offering dive and catamaran services to The Reef Resort. On North Side Red Sail Sports offers watersports activities at the Rum Point Club. The company offers several dive packages through its affiliation with island hoteliers.
For more information
Call toll free: (877) 506-6368
On Grand Cayman: (345) 623-5965
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