The Caribbean’s leading resort company Sandals Resorts International has reinforced their scuba diving credentials after reaching 50,000 certifications to become one of the premier dive divisions in the world.
The award was bestowed upon the company by PADI Worldwide, the world’s leading scuba diving authority, after reaching the milestone and now sees them become one of the world’s top five companies for scuba.
Each of the Caribbean-based company’s resorts offers scuba diving, as well as a wide array of other water sports, as part of its Luxury Included holiday experience.
However, unlike many other resort dive operations, Sandals boasts the finest equipment on the market from custom-made Newton boats to Nitrox and ScubaPro equipment and the highest level of expertise to offer their guests the best in performance, safety and reliability.
Sandals chief executive Adam Stewart commented: “There are so many reasons why our guests choose a Sandals or Beaches Resort and there is certainly no mistaking their choice of our resorts when diving is one of the deciding factors.
“Safety, world-class customer service and the best Caribbean dive sites all matter to our ever growing diving clientele.
“Having world class partnerships such as we do with PADI is also a major part of our business.”
He added: “At Sandals and Beaches Resorts, our guests get the best of everything and scuba is no different.
“This is a PADI Five Star operation that offers 510 different dive sites from wreck and wall diving to night and shark dives and all with the highest safety record around.
“The best part is that, for accredited divers, it’s all included!” Stewart added.
With 24 luxurious resorts across seven Caribbean countries, Sandals boasts a 270-strong fleet of motorised and non-motorised boats, the highest ratio of instructors in the Caribbean and customised deep-dive freshwater training pools as well as its own unique marine division which expertly maintains and services all of the company’s dive equipment and boats.
This latest award is another in a long line of accolades for Sandals Resorts who also offer a wide range of dive courses from DAN and PADI.