Divers Invited to Test Their Skills in Underwater Competition, August 16-27, 2007

Setting the stage for one of the largest dive events in history, Cozumel will be the host destination of the first Ultimate Diver Challenge - a competition that aims to test the skills of divers around the world in search of "The Ultimate Diver."

The Ultimate Diver Challenge event will be held August 16-27, 2007. Divers will not only have the opportunity to participate in a one-of-a-kind underwater adventure but will have the chance to compete for the title of " Ultimate Diver" and thousands of dollars in prizes.

The competition will include a total of 7 challenges over the course of 5 days, from August 19-23. Each challenge is designed to test and display participant's diving skills in various knowledge areas, from the fundamentals of diving to more advanced tasks, and emphasize the extreme importance of protecting our reefs and upholding safe, recreational standards of Scuba Diving. Tests will cover skills in safety, gear assembly, water entries, buoyancy, navigation and search and rescue. Teams will be coordinated through participating dive shops and clubs, each competing with a group of ten divers. You can join the Ultimate Diver Challenge as a single diver, buddy divers or bring your own team. Teams not completely formed will be linked together after the first day of challenges.

Apart from the competition, divers will have plenty of time to enjoy the island and even take in some recreational diving. The event will be packed with other daily activities and entertainment including a welcome gala, silent auction, photo contest, awards ceremony, special appearances by famed divers and the Discover Cozumel Race. Ask your Travel Agent for more details.