Promoted at ADEX in Singapore

By: L.N. Reklai

Palau wins 1st Place as the #1 Best Diving Area Overseas  and 2nd Place as the Best Dream Area Overseas  above Maldives and Mexico at the Japan Marine Diving Fair in Tokyo early this month.

Furthermore, Palau Pacific Resort  received 1st Place for Best Hotel for Divers Overseas. Two dive operators, Palau Sports received 1st Place for Best Liveaboard Overseas and Aqua Magic won 2nd Place as Favorite Dive Operator.  Mr. Yoshio Hori  received 3rd Place as Favorite Dive Guide.

Ms. Stephanie Nakamura, Director of Palau Visitors Authority received the award for Palau.  In attendance with her at the Japan Marine Diving Fair were PVA Board members Marie Anderson-Nabeyama and Tutii Chilton.  Others attending the fair were Jerry Nabeyama of Palau Marine Sanctuary office, Leslie Tewid, Advisor to Koror State Governor, Kirby Sikyang, KSG Tourism Liaison and Ms. Grace Ngirmechaet.

At the same time, Palau was being promoted at the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) in Singapore by representatives of Palau Visitors Authority as well as Palau dive companies Fish N’Fins and Sam’s Tours.

ADEX featured protection of reefs and sharks this year as part of ADEX theme.  The event was held at SUNTEC Convention & Exhibition Center in Singapore.