Dive festival to take place in Caymans

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman -- Oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau will lead a seminar series at the Cayman Islands' Celebration of the Seas, Jan. 19 to 26, here. The event is open to dive professionals, manufacturers and enthusiasts.

Special packages for divers and nondivers also will be offered. Five-night programs start at $699 for divers ($550 for non-divers), with four days of diving included. Seven-night packages, priced from $899 for divers ($675 for nondivers), include six days of diving.

The event will feature boat diving, night diving, shore diving, technical diving and underwater photography demonstrations. Exhibits, demonstration boats, a film festival and a concert also are on the agenda for the program.

Full certification and resort courses will be offered. To book a Celebration of the Seas package or for additional information, call (866) 4-CAYMAN or visit the Cayman Island's Dive Cayman Web site at www.divecayman.ky/celebration.

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