Dive into Cozumel at "Mexico Underwater"

The island of Cozumel, one of the world’s top dive destinations, will host “Mexico Underwater” - the country’s first dive show. The international event, to be held May 12 -14, 2005, will give divers along with industry professionals the opportunity to explore Mexico’s amazing underwater environment and experience first-hand the fascinating marine life and natural treasures surrounding the country. 
The annual dive show will include educational seminars, news on dive technology, equipment information, travel opportunities and new product demos. As a tribute to ocean life, a film festival featuring underwater cinematography from around the world will be held.

Dive enthusiasts, wholesalers, operators, instructors, environmentalists, and other members of the dive community are invited to participate.

Seminars will be presented every day from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will cover a range of interesting topics including diving in Mexico’s underwater caverns and craters, exploring marine life in the Sea of Cortes, and discovering sunken ships and Spanish galleons in Mexico.

With marine conservation of great importance to Mexico, seminars focused on Mexico’s marine parks and protected areas as well as
reef protection and conservation in the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico will also be offered.

Open to the general public, admission to the dive show is US$5. Dive operators and wholesalers are not required to purchase booth or exhibition space to attend the show, and need only pay the cost of admission along with their travel and accommodation expenses.

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The entrance fee provides access to all three days of the event.  Exhibition hours are 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. Special rates for accommodations for Mexico Underwater are being offered by the Island’s hotels and resorts, starting at only $30 a night, valid from May 9 to May 19, 2005.  Guests can obtain the special hotels rates by referencing code “MUW.” For additional information about the Mexico
Underwater dive show, hotel accommodations, or to register visit
www.mexicounderwater.com.

“Cozumel has long held a reputation as a world-class dive destination, so it makes sense that the island should be home to ‘Mexico Underwater’,” Javier Aranda Pedrero, Executive Director, Fideicomiso de PromociĆ³n Turistica de Cozumel (Cozumel Tourism
Foundation).

“We’re excited and proud to host this underwater display of Mexico and
look forward to sharing its beauty with the world.”
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