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Sport Diver Magazine Shows Travellers The Pressures Of a Dive Writer

Sport Diver magazine launches a unique, fresh brand of dive adventure trips themed, “Continue the Adventure.” Participants will be able to complete PADI specialties and advanced certifications and fully immerse themselves into blue worlds - from the Caribbean to the Pacific to the Antarctic.To kick off these one-of-a-kind experiences with a bang, Sport Diver’s editor, Ty Sawyer and world-famous underwater photographer, David Doubilet, will take a group of readers on an actual feature story assignment to Curacao.

This is the ideal opportunity for those who have ever opened the pages of Sport Diver and wondered what the life of an underwater photojournalist is really like; or thought that they could write and shoot for the magazine. One person on this trip will get their story published in Sport Diver. Guaranteed.

The trip will take place September 5-11, 2005. During the week, Sawyer will dispense advice on how to take readers on an inspiring adventure, and Doubilet will give tips and techniques on capturing the pulse and essence of a destination through images. Participants will do everything as if the assignment is theirs and will have incredible access to the best of Curacao’s diving and topside experiences.

They will be busy from dawn to midnight in pursuit of the story and essence of the destination. Just like Sport Diver’s writers and photographers, participants will have social engagements, including dinners, a meet and greet with the tourism representatives at a private gathering and the pressure of a pressing deadline.

Along the way, the group will see Curacao’s terrific wrecks and healthy reefs as they’ve never seen them before - Hell’s Corner, Mushroom Forest, the Tugboat at Caracasbaii, the Superior Producer and maybe even Klein Curacao. Plus, these photojournalists in training will also be able to acquire PADI certifications that are part of every underwater photojournalist’s arsenal of tools.


The trip will be hosted at Breezes Superclubs and Sunset Waters. PADI Gold Dive Operator Ocean Encounters will host dives while the group explores the sites near the bustling, photogenic and historic town of Willemstad, and PADI dive operator Sunset Divers will lead the group on the remote west end. One day of diving and dinner will also be spent with Habitat Curacao and Easy Divers.

The cost for a single diver is $1,944 with a second diver at US$1,589. Non-divers can accompany participants as well for $1,216. Cost includes diving, accommodations and most meals and beverages. Additional information available at