DEMA & Tourism Corporation Bonaire Announce Winners of the Diving for Bonaire Treasure Challenge
Monday, June 23, 2014
Posted by: Rachelle Reimers
DEMA & Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) Announce Winners of the Diving for Bonaire Treasure Challenge
**Over 170 Divers Participate in DiveCaching Promotion**
DEMA and TCB wrapped up the Diving for Bonaire Treasure Challenge, and announced the winners of the Challenge the week of May 17, 2014. This International DiveCaching pilot program was a huge success with over 170 divers registering to participate in the Challenge.
In the Diving for Bonaire Treasure Challenge, divers had to find five of the eight DiveCaches that had been strategically hidden at different dive sites around the island in order to win a variety of prizes. Divers who found five of the eight DiveCaches, and logged their findings on Opencaching.com, were eligible to win.
“Some of the most exciting elements of the Diving for Bonaire Treasure Challenge were that it reflected Bonaire’s commitment to sustainable tourism, while utilizing one of our greatest assets, the Bonaire National Marine Park,” commented Ethsel Pieternella, Director of Tourism Corporation Bonaire. “I would also like to thank DEMA for giving Bonaire the opportunity to partner with them and for being the first Caribbean island to create an international DiveCaching event.”
Tom Ingram, Executive Director of DEMA, and Stephanie Worth of Adams Unlimited Public Relations were on Bonaire the week of May 17th to collect the DiveCaches and announce the winners. Throughout the week, they worked closely with the dive operators who sponsored the eight DiveCaches and the prizes.
The winners of the Diving for Bonaire Treasure Challenge were announced at a private cocktail reception for all of the sponsors at Eddy’s Restaurant on Friday, May 24, 2014. Congratulations to the winners:
- Lisa Newlands, Grand Prize Winner of 2 roundtrip airline tickets and a 7 nights’ stay at Captain Don’s Habitat
- Ryan Atkinson, 2nd Prize winner of a 5 nights’ stay at Bruce Bowkers Carib Inn
- Roger Veteto: 3rd Prize winner of a 3 nights’ stay at Hotel Roomer
DEMA would like to thank all of the sponsors of the Diving for Bonaire Treasure Challenge; 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, Tourism Corporation Bonaire, Tropical Divers, and VIP Diving.