Tobago set to host Underwater Carnival

The aquamarine and cobalt blue waters of Tobago will soon be home to the third annual Underwater Carnival. The Association of Tobago Dive Operators will co-host the July 22-29 event. Tobago’s coast is a haven for tarpons, turtles, sharks and the occasional manta ray and the Underwater Carnival is designed to showcase the habitat. Kaleidoscopic marine life and unique coral formations will combine with seminars and dive sessions to create activities for novice and experienced divers. This year’s 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; a presentation by David Jones of the Plastic Ocean Foundation; seminars on several topics, including Life Saving Techniques; and the ‘Try Dive’ event, perfect for non-divers who want to learn to dive. Registration for the carnival is US$75 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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