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DOT-10 showcases underwater wonders via Camiguin dive fest

CAMIGUIN (PIA)--The Department of Tourism (DOT)-10, in partnership with the Local Government of Camiguin, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Philippine Navy, Camiguin PCRT, kicked off the launching of the 2nd Camiguin Dive Festival with a coastal and Scubasurero underwater Clean-up at Mambajao, here.

DOT-10 Regional Director Marie Elaine Unchuan expressed her gratitude to Sec. Christina Garcia Frasco, Dive Champion Usec Shalimar Tamano, the Local Government of Camiguin headed by Gov. Xavier Jesus Romualdo, PCG led by CG Capt. Geronimo Tuvilla and PCG Commander PJ Cabasag, the Philippine National Police (PNP) led by Provincial Director PCol Elias Hampac, Camiguin dive operators, scuba divers, and other stakeholders for supporting the department's initiatives in promoting the Dive Tourism of the province.

"Now that we have reopened tourism again, aim to reclaim Camiguin’s place as one of the most amazing dive destinations in the country and I am happy to see you all here again to share this memorable moment with us,” said Unchuan.
Also present during the event include Ma. Victoria Jansol Sangguniang Panlalawigan - Committee Chairman on Tourism, Executive Director Marco Ancheta, Philippine Commission on Sports Scuba Diving Executive Director Marco Ancheta, world-renowned Dive Photographer Ram Yoro, DOT-10 Project Director and underwater photographer Kurt Chan, and Camiguin Provincial Tourism Officer Candice Dael.

Meanwhile, Dive Operators Vladimir Elazegui of Scuba de Oro, Jack Wasmoeth of Camiguin Souldivers, and Roman Jung of Black Beach Divers Amir Elazegui of Scuba de Oro also delivered their words of gratitude and support for the DOT-10’s NorthMin Dive Festival and to all the dive tourism development projects of the region during the launching.

Interested divers may join or witness the 2nd Camiguin Dive Festival Underwater Photo Contest that will run from October 24 until November 2022, the Dive Spotter’s Training, Dive Familiarization Tours, Dive Awareness Seminar, Discover Scuba Diving Activity and the NorthMin Dive Photo Exhibit.

To know the guidelines and details, one may visit and like Dive NorthMin and Department of Tourism Northern Mindanao social media accounts. (DOT-10/PIA-10/Camiguin)

Featuring the underwater wonders of the province, the Department of Tourism-10 holds the Camiguin Dive Festival as the province also celebrates its 43rd Lanzones Festival. (DOT-10)

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