Thursday, September 8, 2011

Diving vacations both near and far

This week, Lori Lachnict from the PADI travel
network. Tune in to learn "The Way the World Learns to Dive."
Over the past decade, the sport of SCUBA diving has become a huge form of recreation and of course a significant portion of the tourism industry. Florida, the Islands of the Bahamas and the Caribbean are destination meccas for many who seek the beauty and uniqueness of the undersea world. From snorkeling and shallow water dives to more advanced diving experiences, the industry continues to grow at an amazing pace. Since the invention of the Aqua-Lung by Jacques Cousteau in 1943 and the wetsuit by George Beuchat in 1953, subsequent years led to a revolution in recreational diving. However, for much of the ‘50’s and ‘60’s, scuba diving was a sport limited to those who were able to afford or make their own kit and prepared to undergo intensive training to use it. No so today!

This week’s guest, Ms. Lori Lachnicht, reservation specialist for PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), will be in the studio to share with listeners the latest and greatest on this popular activity. Lori has a long history in the industry. In addition to owning her own travel operation—Bahamas Out Island Travel, she has served as the U.S. office for Brendal’s Dive Center, Abaco; Art Pickering’s Provo Turtle Divers in the Turks and Caicos; Hightide Watersports in Barbados; and Aquanauts Dive in Grenada. She also was a Caribbean marketing representative for Skin Diver Magazine.

Whether you are an avid diver or just thinking about getting into the sport, Lori should be a wealth of knowledge.

Radio Man and History Lady will also certainly have other topics of tourism interest, the scoop on upcoming Treasure Coast events, and a whole lot more travel and tourism nuggets you won't want to miss!

See you Friday morning at 10:05 a.m. on WPSL 1590 AM or from Sailfish Marina!

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