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Bahamas Named Best Scuba Diving Destination for Big Animals
By D. Earnestine Moxyz, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation
Nov 28, 2018 - 5:02:50 PM

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While at the DEMA tradeshow, The Bahamas captured seven awards from Scuba Diving Magazine’s Readers Choice. Pictured left to right are: Richard Treco, Sr. Manager, Vertical Markets, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, David Benz, Managing Editor, Bonnier Corp and Scuba Dive Magazine and William Cline, executive, Bahamas Dive Marketing Committee. Photo credit: Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Bahamas Named Best Scuba Diving Destination for Big Animals
And Top 3 Overall Best Dive Destination in the Caribbean and Atlantic Regio
by Scuba Diving Magazine Readers Choice Awards

LAS VEGAS, Nevada  – The Bahamas continues to build on its winning streak of awards, accolades and international recognition in tourism.  During the recent Dive Equipment Manufacturing Association (DEMA) trade show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, November 14-17, in Las Vegas, The Bahamas captured seven awards and was named 2019 Best Scuba Diving Destination for Big Animals by the Scuba Diving Readers Choice Awards.

Additionally, The Bahamas was also named the top three Best Overall Dive Destination and Best Beginner Dive Destination in the Caribbean and Atlantic Region, respectively.  The Bahamas also ranked among the top four finishers in Best Wreck Diving, and Best Advanced Diving Destination in the region; captured second place finish in Underwater Photography, and was named among the region’s top five destinations for Best Dive Value.

Every year, Scuba Diving Magazine’s readers vote for the world’s best scuba diving in its Readers Choice Awards.  The results and award presentations are held during DEMA’s annual trade show.

DEMA, the world’s largest diving show, brings together thousands of dive stores operators, equipment manufacturers, dive destinations and dive certification providers, to network and conduct business.

According to Richard Treco, Sr. Manager for Vertical Markets at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, “Diving has been a mainstay attraction and one of the key driving forces in tourism for us.  Each year, we receive a substantial number of referrals and incremental dive business from participants attending DEMA.”
 
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“The Bahamas has been blessed with unparalleled beauty, pristine, crystal clear waters, near perfect year-round weather and a rich supply of sea animals and natural marine habitat. All of these unique attributes make The Bahamas appealing to the millions of visitors who frequent our shores each year.  We are extremely happy that the readers of Scuba Diving Magazine have bestowed us with these awards,” he said.

“We are especially pleased with being named the region’s Best Scuba Diving Destination for Big Animals again, an award we have consecutively won for the past forty years.”  “These readers know what we and our visitors know already, that when it comes to diving…..”Its Bigger and Better in The Bahamas,” said Treco.

About The Islands Of The Bahamas
The Islands Of The Bahamas have a place in the sun for everyone, from Nassau and Paradise Island to Grand Bahama to The Abaco Islands, The Exuma Islands, Harbour Island, Long Island and others. Each island has its own personality and attractions for a variety of vacation styles, with some of the world’s best golf, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating, as well as shopping and dining. The destination offers an easily accessible tropical getaway, and the Bahamian dollar is on par with the U.S. dollar. Do everything or do nothing, just remember It’s Better in The Bahamas. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. Look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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