The 4th Annual Pure Grenada Dive Fest Goes Virtual
St. George’s, Grenada W.I. – 28th September 2020 – Fans of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique’s diverse marine life and excellent dive sites still have the opportunity to enjoy the Pure Grenada Dive Fest as the 4th edition goes virtual.
Following the cancellation of the physical event this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Grenada Scuba Diving Association (GSDA), supported by the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) and Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association (GHTA), decided to host a virtual experience for everyone looking forward to the festival over the next four weeks.
Pure Dive Fest ‘The Virtual Experience’ will take viewers to Out of this World dive sites, showing them the diversity of the destination’s healthy marine eco-system and inspire people to take the plunge and join us underwater. From 25th September to 25th October, enthusiasts can follow the virtual action by tuning into Pure Diving’s Facebook or Instagram profiles @grenadapurediving.
Pure Dive Fest launched on September 25, coinciding with the anniversary of the sinking of the Tyrrell Bay wreck. She is the latest addition to the destination’s wreck lovers’ portfolio of amazing dive sites in Grenada and Carriacou. A video was posted on social media to share the story about her interesting service life to the people of Grenada, her ‘clean’ sinking, and her continued contribution to the destination as being a wonderful and popular attraction as an artificial reef.
‘Beginners Dive Day’ will be the only live event to be hosted this year. An excited group of Grenadian non-divers has been invited to experience a scuba diving lesson in a swimming pool. Stay tuned to find out who will go diving for the first time. Then, the Pure Dive Fest 2020 culminates on the 59th anniversary of the sinking of the ‘Titanic of the Caribbean’, the Bianca C on October 24.
Nautical Development Manager at the GTA Nikoyan Roberts praised the GSDA for pivoting the market promotion of Grenada’s national scuba diving event saying, “The GDSA team must be congratulated on reviewing innovations to remain relevant with potential dive visitors, especially millennials, and share our pristine coral reefs, healthy marine life and amazing wrecks for discovery and adventure digitally.”
Chief Executive Officer at the GTA, Patricia Maher, confirmed that five out of a total of nine Dive Operators in the destination are open for business and this is a great time for locals to learn to dive and for visitors to see what makes diving in Grenada so popular.
ABOUT PURE GRENADA
Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique, Three Islands, One Unique Destination, located in the southernmost region of the Caribbean, is best known as the “Spice Island of the Caribbean.” The island’s careful approach to tourism, infused with warm charm and friendly hospitality allows visitors to seamlessly tailor a “Pure Grenada” experience, whether staying at luxury beach-front resorts or barefoot-chic boutique hotels and villas. With 50 world-class white sand beaches, 15 breathtaking waterfalls, countless hiking trails, more than 60 unforgettable dive sites including the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean, ‘Bianca C’, and the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park, travelers are drawn to the destination’s shores for a beyond-the-ordinary Caribbean vacation. There are non-stop and direct flights to Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport from the US, Caribbean and Canada, making the island accessible to visitors from around the world that wish to experience Pure Grenada, Pure Carriacou & Pure Petite Martinique.
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