The Palau Visitors Authority (PVA) is preparing for the June 23-24, 2018 SCUBA Show in Long Beach, CA, together with non-government organizations and tourism industry partners.

PVA Managing Director Stephanie B. Nakamura, Board Secretary Marie Anderson and Social Marketing Representative Rondy Ronny will attend, inviting Francis Toribiong, who was inducted into the 2010 Diver Hall of Fame as one of Palau’s pioneering diving professionals.

A large booth has been reserved to accommodate NGO’s including the Palau National Marine Sanctuary (Jerry Nabeyama and Misty Iluches), Palau Pledge (also represented by Misty Iluches), Palau PAN Fund (Regis Emesiochel, Brengyei Katosang, Mingrang Kloulchad, Elicio Skebong, Jennifer Ngiraiwet, Paloma Swei and Lomalinda Bagriel) and Heirs to Our Oceans (Janet Clark, Aislinn Clark and Cabria Bartlett).

A team of Palauans living in California will also be present at the Show to assist PVA in their promotional activities.

In addition to promoting Palau as a world-class diving destination which has recently gained international attention from Palau’s declaration of a Palau Marine Sanctuary Act and the adoption of a Palau Pledge, PVA will also be hosting a Reception on Saturday, June 23rd with a special appearance from Francis Toribiong and a Seminar on Sunday, June 24th.

The Palau Pacific Resort, Palau Dive Adventures, Fish ‘n Fins, and Sam’s Tours are also exhibitors at the SCUBA Show and will join PVA in the Seminar. (PR)