Dominica’s Minister of Tourism Goes Diving!


Hon. Ian Douglas, Minister for Tourism, Legal Affairs & Civil Aviation

On Saturday, July 12th, 2008 Hon. Ian Douglas became Dominica’s first Minister of Tourism to go Scuba Diving.

The Minister attended the annual “Discover Scuba Diving” event organised by the Dominica Watersports Association. The goal of this event is to promote scuba diving among the youth as a career path and to give everyone a chance to see Dominica’s unique underwater beauty for themselves.

A classroom lecture and in-pool lessons were followed by a dive along the reef at Anchorage Hotel.

Escorted on his dive by Dive Instructor Kian Benajamin, the Minister was said to be ‘a natural’ in the water. He completed his dive full of enthusiasm and sheer amazement at the underwater scenery and marine creatures he had seen.

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~ by visitdominica on July 14, 2008.

2 Responses to “Dominica’s Minister of Tourism Goes Diving!”

  1. That’s great! One of the many blessings of Dominica is the nature that exist underwater. It is one of important reasons tourist come to Dominica. The underwater world around the country needs protection, and needs the support of Hon. Ian Douglas. Has he returned for more diving adventures?

  2. […] the Minister of Tourism’s enthusiasm for his job. In July 2008, he became the island’s first Minister of Tourism to go Scuba Diving. He enjoyed it so much, he followed it up by completing a dive course and becoming a certified […]

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