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DivEncounters Inc.,

Galapagos Sky

Proud DEMA Member for 3 years! 
DivEncounters, Inc
M/V Galapagos Sky
Exceptional Underwater Adventures
5805 Blue Lagoon Dr., Suite 160
Miami, Florida 33126
Tel: (305) 262-DIVE (3483)
Fax: (305) 262-9609
Toll Free: 1-877-323-DIVE (3483)
Stop by and see us at DEMA 2012 in Booth 2026


About You and DivEncounters Inc., Galapagos Sky...

My name:
Peter A. Hughes

My job function in the company:

Years in business:
40 plus years in the Industry.

About DivEncounters Inc., Galapagos Sky:
DiveEncounters is the exclusive worldwide representative of the Galapagos Live-Aboard dive yacht M/V Galapagos Sky. This sales and marketing company is based in Miami, FL, and is co-owned by Peter A. Hughes and Santiago Dunn, president of Ecoventura, a leading travel and tour company located in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and established in 1990.

Business mission/values:
DivEncounters mission is to deliver exceptional underwater adventures to our guests, and by teaming up with the M/V Galapagos Sky – we will provide the highest possible liveaboard diving adventures in the Galapagos Islands – one of the top ranked diving destinations in the world. The M/V Galapagos Sky embarks on 7 night Sunday to Sunday diving expeditions around the Galapagos Islands. While exceptional diving experiences are DivEncounters first priority, we also feel our guests should enjoy top notch accommodations, first rate food and beverage service, and luxury amenities as they pursue their diving dreams. The M/V Galapagos Sky is the perfect live-aboard to accomplish these goals as well as promote ocean conservation to all of our guests.

About You, "The Professional"... 
How I was introduced to the professional diving industry:
As a kid of 10! Left school at 17 and started diving.

What I like best about my job:
Diving around the world and meeting so many interesting people that also share their love of the sea!

Words of wisdom for those starting their career in the diving industry:
Always safety first and today – always conservation of our oceans second only to safety!

Best way to keep a competitive edge:
Do it right – the first time!!

Biggest change I have seen in the professional diving industry since I started:
Equipment advancements!!

Bill Petry

About You, "The Person"...

Something you'd find on my bucket list:
Dive with great white sharks! I was just lucky enough to be able to check this off my list while enjoying a wonderful trip aboard the Solmar V in Guadalupe.

What I am most proud of:
Receiving the DEMA Reaching Out Award last year!!!

How I like to spend my free time:
Skiing and/or fishing

Favorite quote:
As always … keep an ocean mind.

Something people would be surprised to learn about me:
I was born in Scotland.

My 5 dream Jeopardy categories:
Shark conservation, manta ray conservation, care of dogs and all animals, control of invasive species – lionfish, high octane dive sites.

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