“One who ‘lives to dive’ can also ‘dive to live’.”
Pro Dive International, one of the Caribbean’s most established PADI 5 Star Dive Resorts and recognized Career Development Centers are delighted to announce that their support towards DIVING FOR LIFE has proven very successful during last year´s event in Costa Rica.
Diving for Life is a non-profit organization that sponsors The International Gay and Lesbian SCUBA Jamboree. All donations are given to charitable organizations that support the health concerns of the LGBTT community.
“On behalf of the participants of Diving for Life (DFL) 2015, we are thrilled to announce that we will distribute $105,000 to health service charities. We obtained this money in lieu of travel agent commissions plus a raffle/ auction program at our Gay and Lesbian Scuba Jamboree in Costa Rica September 2015. This figure is astounding, considering we had 167 participants. (Resort size and dive-safety limit our participant numbers.) Through hard work, ongoing support, and selfless generosity over the past 24 years, DFL has given away over one million dollars!” state Christine Simon & Jeremy Wilbur, Donations Directors of Diving for Life.
Both highlight that “Because of your contribution, our raffle and auction program was a huge success and raised a significant portion of the money we are distributing. Thank you so much for your generosity.” Pro Dive International and Occidental Grand Cozumel had donated a weekend stay & dive package for two at top dive destination Cozumel.
One who “lives to dive” can also “dive to live.” has proven by Patrick Kelly when he organized the First Annual Diving For Life Scuba Jamboree in 1992. As a veteran diver who was badly in love with the sport and infected with the AIDS virus, Patrick dreamt of uniting all gay and lesbian divers while raising money to fight the virus that was slowly depriving him of life.
The Twenty Fifth Annual DFL will be held in the Philippines from 5-12 November 2016. More information about the organization and this year’s event can be viewed on their website: http://www.divingforlife.org/
Renowned for excellent quality in providing first class adventures including diving in the CENOTES, with BULL SHARKS, at WRECKS & FAMOUS WALLS at COZUMEL, SAONA & CATALINA islands, as well as Safaris with WHALE SHARKS, SAILFISH & HUMPBACK WHALES, Pro Dive International, founded in 2003, is the official onsite water sports service provider for several 4-5* RESORTS along the RIVIERA MAYA & COZUMEL/ MEXICO, and in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.
Everything under one roof, Pro Dive International´s head office in Playa del Carmen/ Mexico features a multilingual reservations team taking direct bookings for diving, hotel accommodation, the VIP stay & dive concept ULTIMATE DIVE EXPERIENCE at Allegro Cozumel – unique in the Caribbean!, LIVE-ABOARD options in collaboration with AGGRESSOR FLEET/ SILVER BANK and NAUTILUS EXPLORER/ SOCORRO & GUADALUPE, transfers and cultural tours, but also providing services to international dive travel agencies, an equipment maintenance department, excursions team and own competitive transportation system available to provide airport and hotel shuttles.