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British Columbia Named The Top North American Scuba Diving Destination

December 23, 2002

British Columbia has been named the top scuba diving destination in North America for the third year running, gaining an unprecedented perfect score in a recent survey of Rodale’s Scuba Diving readers. Rodale’s Scuba Diving is the largest scuba diving enthusiast magazine in circulation.

"Scuba Diving readers' have bestowed a rare honour on us," said Tom Beasley, President of the Underwater Council of British Columbia. "British Columbia is one of two destinations in the world to achieve a perfect score as a diving destination. It is a credit to the scuba store owners, charter operators, hoteliers, and tourism promotion agencies as much as it is to our spectacular natural underwater scenery," added Beasley.

Scuba Diving editors and readers cited the range of dive habitats, from kelp forests, to shallow reefs, to deep walls and an armada of artificial reefs; as well as a favourable exchange rate creating unparalleled value for the scuba tourist.

For the third year in a row, British Columbia ranked number one Dive Destination in the survey. British Columbia topped nine categories and placed in the top 5 in three others. A summary of results is attached.

BACKGROUND – BC’s Ranking in the Rodale’s Scuba Diving 10th Annual TOP 100 Awards British Columbia topped all North American diving destinations in a recent survey of Rodale’s Scuba Diving readers. More than 6,000 subscribers were polled via mail-in ballots and the Magazine’s website, www.scubadiving.com. Rodale’s Scuba Diving is the largest scuba diving enthusiast magazine in circulation. The TOP 100 is available on newsstands, worldwide.


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