Peter Hughes Diving has announced that the M/V Wind Dancer will begin operations in Tobago beginning in early October, 2003. According to Peter, "This has got to be the most exciting move I’ve ever made and that’s saying a lot considering all of the destinations we operate in and have operated in over the years."
There’s a reason why Peter feels this way. It all started for him in Tobago back in 1957 with his first scuba dive off the beach of Batteux Bay where he fell in love with the ocean. He knew then it was going to be his way of life. Peter reflects, "Back in the early 80’s I coined the phrase ‘still the way the Caribbean used to be.’ Looking back, I probably should have copyrighted the statement as it has now been used by many since. But, if there ever was an island that deserved such a description, Tobago is it."
Peter truly believes Tobago offers the Caribbean’s most prolific and healthy reefs as well as mountainous volcanic underwater formations offering a kaleidoscope of color. From comfortable drop-offs teeming with life to ripping two-knot drift dives with huge marine life encounters, Tobago satisfies all levels of divers.
Divers should not expect 150-foot visibility in Tobago. These nutrient-rich waters generally offer visibility of between 60 and 80 feet, excellent being sometimes 100 feet plus, but sometimes dropping to as little as 40 to 50 feet. What divers will find is some of the Caribbean’s healthiest reefs, huge sponges, the largest brain coral ever recorded in the Caribbean and an incredible variety of marine life–both big and small.
The 120 foot M/V Wind Dancer will carry 18 divers around the island of Tobago in the style that is consistent with Peter Hughes live-aboards. All en-suite and air-conditioned staterooms, a spacious salon, warm showers on the dive deck, morning beverage service plus other five-star hotel touches. All diving will be conducted from two 25 foot tenders, complete with bimini tops and boarding ladders.
Rates starting as low as $1295 will be offered for this year’s charters. For information or reservations, please call 800-9DANCER or 305-339-9391 or e-mail: [email protected].