84.7 F
Charlotte Amalie
Monday, April 15, 2024


Oct. 31, 2003 — Question: What's unique about St. Croix?
Answer: Where else can you dive a wall, a wreck, a reef, and a pier in the same day off the same island? "The DIVERSe Virgin Island," that's where.
A meeting on Oct. 21 of St. Croix dive operators was held at the home of Dive Experience owner Michelle Pugh to discuss and create a strategy to work together to bring divers to the island, and they've come up with the above "moniker" to give the island an identity that will promote St. Croix as a destination, said a release.
Owners of Anchor Dive Center, Cane Bay Dive Shop, N2 the Blue, Scuba Shack, Scubawest and St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures came together, "leaving their competitive natures in their cars," and sat on a porch overlooking the North Shore waters at sunset to ponder solutions. "The final outcome was to educate and promote our unique island."
Educating the local population, the dive industry, and any adventure traveler who hasn't thought of diving to St. Croix's unique dive product became the focus. Plans are in the works to revive the SCADO, the St. Croix Association of Dive Operators), which was active in the 1980s; to send out regular press releases to dive publications with news and reviews of diving "the DIVERSe Virgin Island; to try to meet a goal of bringing 100 divers to St. Croix each week; to exhibit at the Dive Consumer Shows in the United States during 2004.
The next meeting is planned for the week of Nov. 3.

Publisher's note : Like the St. Croix Source now? Find out how you can love us twice as much — and show your support for the islands' free and independent news voice … click here.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.