One who ‘lives to dive’ can also ‘dive to live’.
Pro Dive International, one of the Caribbean’s most established PADI 5 Star Dive Resorts and leading Career Development Centers are pleased to announce that their continued support toward DIVING FOR LIFE, has contributed to the collection of the total amount of US$95,000 during November’s DFL-AUCTION IN THE PHILIPPINES, to be given to HEALTH SERVICE CHARITIES.
DIVING FOR LIFE is a non-profit organization that sponsors THE INTERNATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN SCUBA JAMBOREE. The Jamboree is a fund raising event that offers a fun filled week of SCUBA diving with 100 – 125 or more GLBTT divers attending. All proceeds from the Jamboree are donated to charitable organizations that support the health concerns of the GLBTT community.
“The money was obtained in lieu of travel agent commissions plus a raffle/ auction program at our Gay and Lesbian Scuba Jamboree. This figure is astounding, considering we had 109 participants. Resort size and dive-safety limit our participant numbers. Through hard work, ongoing support, and selfless generosity over the past 25 years, DFL has given away over one million dollars” says director Christine Simon.
Recipient health-service organizations have been selected by local scuba clubs. Their recent recipient organizations include: AIDS Service Center- Los Angeles, CA; AIDS Interfaith Network of Dallas, TX; Ali Forney Center, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, LGBT Community Center, and Sylvia’s Place – New York City; The AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland- Cleveland, OH; AIDS Resource Center Cincinnati- Cincinnati, OH; Adolescent Counseling Center, Asian Pacific Wellness Center’s TRANS:TRIVE, Trevor Project; Tom Waddell Urban Health’s Transgender Program (San Francisco Department of Public Health), Lyon-Martin Health Services, Pacific Center- San Francisco, CA; Our House -AIDS Hospice House, SMYRC -GBLTT Youth Counseling Center, Pride of the Rose (via Equity Foundation) – DFL Scholarship HIV Studies/Support- Portland, OR; Mama’s Kitchen and Stepping Stones – San Diego, CA; Gay City Health Project- Seattle, WA; Lambert House- Seattle WA; Bobby Goldsmith Foundation- Sydney, NSW, Australia; Fife House – Toronto, ON; DC Center, MetroDC PFLAG, and Whitman-Walker Health – Washington, DC; GLBT Community Center of Baltimore, MD; Camp Rehoboth – Rehoboth Beach, DE.
The Twenty Sixth Annual DFL will be held in Belize from 14-21 October 2017. More information about this year’s trip can be found on their website.
Renowned for excellent quality in providing first class adventures including diving in the CENOTES, with BULL SHARKS, at WRECKS & FAMOUS WALLS at COZUMEL, SAONA, CATALINA islands and CAYO LEVANTADO, as well as Safaris with WHALE SHARKS, SAILFISH & HUMPBACK WHALES, Pro Dive International, founded in 2003, is the official onsite water sports service provider for several 4-5* RESORTS along the RIVIERA MAYA & COZUMEL/ MEXICO, and in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.
Everything under one roof, PRO DIVE INTERNATIONAL´s head office in Playa del Carmen/ Mexico features a multilingual reservations team taking direct bookings for diving, hotel accommodation, the VIP stay & dive concept ULTIMATE DIVE EXPERIENCE at Allegro Cozumel – unique in the Caribbean!, LIVE-ABOARD options in collaboration with AGGRESSOR FLEET/ SILVER BANK and NAUTILUS EXPLORER/ SOCORRO & GUADALUPE ISLANDS, transfers and cultural tours, but also providing services to international dive travel agencies, an equipment maintenance department, excursions team and own competitive transportation system available to provide airport and hotel shuttles.
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