GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND, Bahamas -- The Underwater Explorers Society
(Unexso) is renovating its Port Lucaya location.
is best known for its "close encounter" programs, which enable
visitors to dive and interact with sharks and dolphins.
According to Don Churchill, chief operating officer, all the
facilities and services will be operating during the refit. The
Brass Helmet restaurant will be the only venue closed for a
As part of the first phase, the guest services area will be
expanded, giving more space to retail, photo/video and dive
services. A dive services wing will be added, with new changing and
shower facilities. Also, the equipment rental area will be expanded
and redesigned. Phase one is scheduled to be finished in
The restaurant, the current photo/video building and both
swimming pools will be scrapped during phase two. The two pools are
being reshaped to make way for a pool with a 14-foot deep end
designed for diver training. Work on phase two is scheduled to be
completed by the end of 1999.
A new restaurant will be built as part of phase three. The venue
will be located next to the pool overlooking the marina. A 2000
completion date has been set for the third phase.
Churchill said the makeover is part of the overall renaissance
taking place on Grand Bahama Island.Agent rates
NEW YORK -- Mango Bay Resorts set year-round agent rates at its
properties in Barbados and Antigua.
The nightly rate is $75 per person, double. Companions are also
eligible for the $75 rate but must share the same accommodations
with the agent. Agents must show a business card and a valid Iatan
card when checking in.
For additional information, call Alex Wojcik at (914)