Department Of Tourism Launches Summer Promotion For Dive Enthusiasts

Offer features $450 in savings to grow key segment

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, May 17, 2011 – The Department of Tourism has launched a new promotion to entice dive enthusiasts to explore the stunning walls, wrecks, reefs, piers and shores of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Launched on May 1, the DOT’s new Dive USVI Promotion offers divers the opportunity to save $450 on their U.S. Virgin Islands dive vacation and is being supported with a targeted print and online advertising campaign as well as public relations efforts.

The Dive USVI Promotion provides visitors who book at least six nights with $300 in dive certificates at participating dive shops across St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas, $50 in retail certificates and $100 in restaurant certificates per room reservation. The offer will be available for booking through September 15 for travel from May 15 through October 31, 2011.

Twelve dive shops on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas will participate in this offer including: Anchor Dive Center, Cane Bay Dive Shop, Inc., Dive Experience, N2 the Blue, St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures and Sweet Bottom Dive Center on St. Croix; Admiralty Dive Center, Aqua Action Dive Center, Coki Beach Dive Club, Red Hook Dive Center and St. Thomas Diving Club on St. Thomas and Cruz Bay Watersports on St. John. Details of the package are available on the “Packages and Promotions” page of VisitUSVI.com, including the list of dive shops through which the package may be reserved. Restrictions apply.

For more information about the United States Virgin Islands, go to VisitUSVI.com, follow us on Twitter (@USVImockojumbie) and become a fan on Facebook (www.facebook.com/VisitUSVI). When traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. citizens enjoy all the conveniences of domestic travel—including on-line check-in—making travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands easier than ever. As a United States Territory, travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands does not require a passport from U.S. citizens arriving from Puerto Rico or the U.S. mainland. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens are the same as for entering the United States from any foreign destination. Upon departure, a passport is required for all but U.S. citizens.

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