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Reef pest becomes Cayman’s culinary delight

Reef pest becomes Cayman’s culinary delight

| 28/04/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): As efforts to control the lionfish population wreaking havoc on reefs in the Caribbean continues, the Cayman Islands has jumped on board with the “If you can’t beat ‘em, eat ’em” campaign. Local restaurant owners said the demand exceeds the supply available on island, forcing them look elsewhere but organizations like the Cayman United Lionfish League (CULL) […]

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Scuba safe if rules are followed

Scuba safe if rules are followed

| 16/04/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): With only four months into 2015, the Cayman Islands has had nine water related deaths on record. So far, four people have died while snorkeling, three while diving, one while jet skiing and one death due to drowning.

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Cayman wins Best Diving award

Cayman wins Best Diving award

| 24/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands have been recognized by the scuba diving industry as one of the Caribbean’s premier dive destination. SCUBA DIVING magazine has released its “2015 Reader’s Choice Awards” and named the Cayman Islands as the Caribbean/Atlantic region’s “Best Overall Diving” destination.

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Porsche Cayman to say ‘T’anks A Lot’ for dive bookings

Porsche Cayman to say ‘T’anks A Lot’ for dive bookings

| 08/09/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): At the 2014 DEMA show in November the Cayman Islands will be rewarding dive operators who book divers for this destination. The Grand Prize winner, randomly selected from all entries, will get a new 2014 Porsche Cayman for one year, while two First Prizes in ‘T’anks A Lot’ programme will be given to […]

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Government must take ownership of lionfish problem

Government must take ownership of lionfish problem

| 24/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): As the Cayman government contemplates spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a cruise port dock and renovations to the three airports, the lionfish problem, which has the potential to devastate the marine life of the islands, thereby destroying what brings tourists here in the first place is being largely ignored. Neil van Niekerk, Manager […]

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Diving computers changed the industry

Diving computers changed the industry

| 18/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The introduction of diving computers to the industry brought safety challenges for working divemasters, says Cornell Burke, who worked in the dive industry on Cayman Brac for 24 years as dive manager of Brac Aquatics, starting in the early 1980’s. He said that while it enabled divers to stay longer, sometimes they would turn […]

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Adaptive diving: a life changing experience

Adaptive diving: a life changing experience

| 14/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Becca Brown, a veteran “Dive Pirate” recently visited Cayman Brac with a group that includes divers with physical disabilities, which visits the island every summer. She said diving opened up a lot of opportunities for her, “to do a lot of things and go to a lot of neat places”. This is Brown’s fourth […]

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