Friday, 17 April 2020

Keep calm and carry on diving!

Greetings from sunny Curacao!

We sincerely hope all you're well, healthy and happy - and not going too #coronacrazy just yet?
Don't worry, we've got you.

But first, we wanted to say a huge, special thanks to all of you who’ve been in touch to check in on how we’re all doing. It means a lot to us, thank you, and we sincerely hope you're all doing ok, too!

And secondly, apologies for the lack of blog post and other updates from us for a while. Things have been wonderfully busy here.

Busy with high season bringing us tons of fun divers and heaps of PADI dive course graduates..

Busy with our 2nd appearance at the inconveniently-scheduled-but-absolutely-awesome Toronto Adventure Show and plenty more. (Just as well that March's Beneath the Sea show was rescheduled, otherwise Mark and Suzy might still be in tropical New Jersey.)

And we were lovin' it.

And then COVID-19 showed up in Curacao and things got a bit weird and a lot quiet. Easter is always one of our busiest times of the year - we didn't even it realise it was Easter. How's that for weird?

It turned out, that although we think that diving is an essential part of daily life, the Curacao Government does not. Consequently, The Dive Bus was one of thousands of “non-essential” Curacao businesses ordered to close their doors and gates, last month.

So we did.

So although the dive center building is closed,
The Dive Bus itself is not closed. Far from it!

After wintering all the Dive Bus rental equipment, vehicles, shop contents and cats (they're totally fine, and loving having the place to the themselves), we got to thinking and planning.

And, then we got busy, working on a bunch of fun ways to keep you diving and having fun, until long after COVID-19 is a really bad memory.

So if you’ve been itching to dive? Keep watching this space and facebook for a bunch of fun ways to carry on diving, get a regular fix of #seriouslyfundiving and help you avoid going #coronacrazy, coming soon.

In the meantime, as a starter for 10:

➧ head over to The Dive Bus facebook and tell us how you’re avoiding going #coronacrazy

➧ stay tuned to The Dive Bus on Instagram for regular doses of #seriouslyfundiving photos to keep you smiling

And if you’re not already following us on social media? Now’s a GREAT time to fix that, so you don’t miss out on any of the fun stuff we've got going on for you already and coming up.

And if you have a second (literally), liking and sharing our social media posts really helps expand their reach. With a click or 2 to like and/or share our posts, a LOT more fun folks like you will get to see them, too. Then we'll have even more #seriouslyfun diver in the wonderfully-ridiculous Dive Bus audience, which would be awesome 😊🥳

Speaking of #seriouslyfundiving: we thought you might enjoy a quick fix of Curacao diving by now. So sit back, relax and enjoy the brand new, super-fun 'Dive Bus Best Bits' video, courtesy of the talented Thais, one of our buddies at Turtle and Ray Productions.

And if all else fails:

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