|BHA Allied Member of the Year 2010-2011|
On June 30th, Splash Dive Center was awarded the Belize Hotel Association Allied Member of the year, 2010 -2011. Jason Smyre who is a part of Splash Dive Center Marketing Team accepted the award on our behalf.
Patricia is still in amazement to know that Splash Dive Center was nominated for this award…; she had no idea till she received a phone call from the BHA office congratulating her on making it to the top 5 nominees.
She would like to thank those people who have taken such an interest in our Company, seeing our true potential and nominating us for this award.
She also wrote the following heartfelt thank you … “Everybody in the team have work hard at all levels to make this award possible for Splash, so thank you to Pablo A Mendoza and Maxwell N Canelo at the front desk . Our team of Dive master, Prince Gongora, Brian Petillo and Lennox Palacio . Our team of instructors Warren Garbutt, Sean Faux, Castillo Mark. Our Marketing team: James Cleeve Westby in Placencia, Elio and Jason in Belize City … Andy, Txuma and George somewhere around the world … Tami Evans in Canada … Our free lancer guides, Andria Villanueva, Eric , Hank Rhamdas, Ian Vernon . Our Dive Center Staff, Noel Ortega, Alexander Murray, Juan, Thomasa, Janine and Marco. Thank you Ralph Capeling without your support my dream Dive Shop was not going to be possible. This award I dedicated to you Ralph, my family, our crew, our guest, hotels, travel agents around the world and our friends … THANK YOU Belize Hotel Association!!! “
Taken from our Website http://www.splashbelize.com/community-projects)
Splash Dive Centers is committed to long term sustainable tourism and diving practices, and to create opportunities for the community of Placencia for the short and long term, and also to protect the Belize Barrier reef, the Whale sharks of Gladden Spit and all the other aquatic life that we are so privileged to be able to show our scuba divers and snorkelers.
There are several initiatives that we are involved in on a local level to protect our dive sites, such as the Placencia Mooring Masters project, and on an international level to learn more about our Whale sharks behavior, such as the Eco Ocean project. We also support international initiatives from PADI’s project Aware, to protect our coastal zones, dive and snorkeling sites of the Belize Barrier reef, and our aquatic life, and also to better educate our guests.
Splash Dive Center also run community projects such as the ‘Splash Kids Club’ to help sponsor and bring the children of Placencia into the sport of scuba diving, and provides them an educational opportunity, and future career as a dive professional and tourism guide, which many local families cannot afford financially. However it is critical for the long term health of the Belize Barrier reef, and Placencia that younger generations are involved in the protection and realize the importance of this eco system to our communities.