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#369229 - 03/02/10 09:00 AM Dive With the Boat That Dives With You  
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One of the most famous pioneers in the Belize Diving History is in town today, Ray Bowers.
Ray started in 1981 the 'Out Island Divers' and taught most of us what we know about the Turneffe and Blue Hole Trip.
This week tales of his dive charters offshore of Belize on The Reef Roamer' are on the lips of all the old divemasters in San Pedro.
Welcome back Ray!


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#369233 - 03/02/10 09:17 AM Re: Dive With the Boat That Dives With You [Re: elbert]  
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Say hi to him from me

Being a marketer I loved the way he came up with the t-shirt Dive with the Boat that Dives with you after it sank, funny as hell

Gotta love Ray








#369237 - 03/02/10 09:21 AM Re: Dive With the Boat That Dives With You [Re: Gaz Cooper]  
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from;
Belize Tourism History
The number of Tourism arrivals increased during this decade probably because foreign operations began working in Belize. The operators included: Mau Pintor, Trav Cao, Four Winds, who came primarily to visit San Pedro, and Questers, who conducted bird watching tours. Belize was becoming known as one of the top dive destinations in the world and the majority of tourists were visiting San Pedro. As a matter of fact, Jacques Costeau came in his famous boat, the Calypso, and explored the Blue Hole. Belize received significant publicity from Costeau’s visit and San Pedro saw an increase in the number of visitors to its shores, which led to a spill over of visitors to the mainland. 1975 saw the beginning of dive boats working in Belize. The first of these were Isla Mia, owned by Jonathan Trom and Reef Roamer owned by Ray Bowers.


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#369238 - 03/02/10 09:26 AM Re: Dive With the Boat That Dives With You [Re: Gaz Cooper]  
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Originally Posted by Gaz Cooper
Say hi to him from me
Being a marketer I loved the way he came up with the t-shirt Dive with the Boat that Dives with you after it sank, funny as hell
Gotta love Ray

I agree , Rays the champ. If your boat sinks what else can you do but get the T-Shirt.


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#369296 - 03/02/10 07:52 PM Re: Dive With the Boat That Dives With You [Re: elbert]  
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Anyone know where Ray is staying? Phone number? I was emailing him a couple weeks ago riminscing about some of the times we had years ago. Would really like to see him while he's here.

Bill

#369346 - 03/03/10 10:28 AM Re: Dive With the Boat That Dives With You [Re: Drifter # 7]  
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Sorry no i don't.....try BC's ;-)


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#369399 - 03/03/10 05:51 PM Re: Dive With the Boat That Dives With You [Re: elbert]  
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Originally Posted by elbert
Sorry no i don't.....try BC's ;-)


Thanks for the tip Elbert


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