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 crowd of people watching the canoe boat race at dive fest 2008

After ten days filled with Dive Fest activities/events: discovering scuba diving, underwater treasure hunt, one day underwater shoots, photo exhibition, etc. Dive fest 2008 sadly came to an end with the grand finale with the Kubuli Carib Canoe Race.

Once again Team Cable & Wireless bMobile / NetSpeak captured the right to be called the 2008 Kubuli Carib Canoe Race Champions – it’s the second straight year that Cable and Wireless have won the title. To all the other teams who participated in the race I’ve only 6 words for you – “well there is always next year“. 🙂

Here are some of the results from dive fest 2008 and photos from the Kubuli Carib Canoe Race and beach party. Enjoy!

Jewellers International and Victorinox/Swiss Army Underwater Treasure Hunt!

1st Place: Team Serendipity – Karen & Jake each won a Victorinox/Swiss Army Dive Watch!
2nd Place: Team Fig Mi – Mathew & Ginger – each won a Geo Dive Computer by Oceanic!
3rd Place: Team Monty – Allen & Monty – each won a brand new Pioneer Dive Mask from Oceanic!

SeaLife Cameras Underwater Photo Competition

1st place: Sue Heiter
Photo: Shrimp in a Sponge
Prize: Sealife DC800 Camera Pro Kit

2nd Place:Carmine Genovese
Photo: Christmas Tree Worm
Prize: Sealife Mini Camera

3rd Place: Julie Taylor
Photo: Diver & Crinoid
Prize: Oceanic Pioneer Dive Mask & Dive Fest 2008 shirt.

Honourable Mention: Marie Noelle Lamys
Photo: Barracuda
Prize: Oceanic Pioneer Mask

For more results and information about Dive Fest 2008, visit the Dive Fest Blog.

photo of the starting point of the canoe race - dive fest 2008 (more…)

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The Dominica Watersports Association will officially launch Dive Fest 2008 today at the Fort Young Hotel. Dive Fest is in its 15th consecutive year, making it the longest running dive festival in the Caribbean.

The main goal behind the Dive Fest is to promote local employment in the industry, and to conserve the natural resources by educating people on marine issues. All proceeds from Dive Fest will go toward the association’s marketing goal in promoting Dominica as one of the best diving destinations in the world.

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Dive Fest 2008 is July 11th to 20th, 2008 – Dominica’s Annual Scuba Diving Event.

Dive Fest 2008 is set to begin on July 11th with the Annual Cable and Wireless Dive Fest Happy Hour with Dominica’s number one party band – Swinging Stars at the Fort young Hotel. The fest will run until July 20th with different diving activities around Dominica. Some of the main activities to look forward to are: the Beginner’s Dive of the Reef, Wine and Cheese Party at the Evergreen Hotel, the Underwater Treasure Hunt sponsored by Victorinox- Swiss Army, a one day shoot trying out the newest cameras from Sealife, and the grand Soufriere Kubuli Beach Party to end Dive Fest 2008.

Dive Fest is annual event hosted by the Dominica Watersports Association, were the association focus its attention on the sport of Scuba Diving, also to educate the general public the basis on scuba diving, and showcases why divers chose Dominica as is one the top diving destination in the world.

Dive Fest 2008 is planning to bigger than ever , with big name sponsors like Victorinox- Swiss Army, Jewellers International, Cable and Wireless Dominica, and Sealife. As the longest running Dive Festival in the Caribbean we are now planning our 15th year of Dive Fest – has become one the premier annual diving events in the Caribbean.

Click the link below to view a schedule with the different dates and events at the 2008 Dive Fest. 😎

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