Tobago Underwater Carnival Takes the Festivities Beneath the Sea

The aquamarine and cobalt blue waters of Tobago are home to a spectacular eco-system and the third annual Underwater Carnival will provide diving enthusiasts with a dynamic opportunity to explore this enchanting world beneath the sea.

The Division of Tourism and Transportation of the Tobago of the Tobago House of Assembly, in collaboration with the Association of Tobago Dive Operators (ATDO), will host the week-long event from July 22 to 29, 2012.

Tobago’s coast is a haven for tarpons, turtles, sharks and even the occasional manta ray and the Underwater Carnival is designed to showcase this rarely seen habitat. Kaleidoscopic marine life and unique coral formations combine with engaging seminars and instructive dive sessions to createan exciting schedule of activities for bothnovice and experienced divers alike.

This year’s Underwater Carnival will present divers and underwater photographers with the opportunity to discover over 400 species of fish and marine creatures. Key events include an amateur underwater photography competition hosted by photographer, Ty Sawyer; a presentation by David Jones of the Plastic Ocean Foundation; seminars on several topics, including Life Saving Techniques and the ‘Try Dive’ event which is perfect for non-divers who want to learn to dive.

Registration for the Tobago Underwater Carnival is $75 USD and includes access to event seminars, discounts on select land-based tours and restaurants, free snorkeling equipment rental, free entry into the amateur underwater photography contest and dive package specials.

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