Jul 11

TCB North America | Diving for Bonaire Treasure Challenge

bonaire_treasureAs a result of Bonaire’s longstanding relationship with DEMA and its being the first Caribbean island to participate in DiveCaching, Bonaire has been selected by DEMA for their upcoming DiveCaching promotion!

The promotion consists of creating an international DiveCaching event to support DEMA’s efforts to build a DiveCaching network at an international destination. DiveCaching is the newest real-life, environmentally friendly, in-water game for snorkelers and certified divers that can be organized by any diver seeking to start or join in an underwater treasure hunt. It’s an underwater version of “Geocaching,” a decade-old game that uses a GPS device and simple search skills to locate land-based caches.

TCB-NA first introduced DiveCaching to Bonaire two years ago and as a result it became the first Caribbean island to participate in the sport. The activity was incorporated into all TCB North America’s 2011/2012 press trips. It was a huge hit with the media! Enclosed is a link to top bloggers The Scuba Diver Girls DiveCaching with Divi Flamingo Beach Resort’s dive ops: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRtX1mjU9kg.

The promotion has been coined the “Diving For Bonaire Treasure” Challenge, with the objective to have multiple DiveCaches placed at various dive sites around Bonaire for travelers to find. Travelers who find five of the 10 DiveCaches will be eligible to win a variety of prizes.

The rules on how to play “Diving for Bonaire Treasure” Challenge will mirror DEMA’s Diving For Texas Treasure Challenge, which was launched in April 2013. The “Diving for Bonaire Treasure” Challenge will be launched at this year’s DEMA Show, November 6-9, 2013, in Orlando Florida. The contest will run from November 6, 2013 – April 30, 2014. The winner will be announced the first week of May 2014.

TCB-NA would like to thank all of the sponsors participating in this promotion; Belmar Oceanfront Apartments, Bruce Bowker’s Carib Inn, Buddy Dive Resort, Captain Don’s Habitat, Caribbean Club Bonaire, Dive Friends Bonaire, Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino, Hotel Roomer, Rec Tek Scuba Bonaire, Tropical Divers Bonaire and VIP Diving.