Divetech at Turtle Reef will close its doors Friday, 31 August after having served the shore diving community for over 12 years at this location.
But, a brand new shore diving site will open instead of that, just down the road.
‘It’s sad of course to leave a dive site that we developed and lived in for so many years, there’s no doubt about it,’ stated Managing Partner of Divetech, Nancy Easterbrook in a press release. ‘However, as with all things in life, change can be positive and we are very excited about the opening of a brand new shore diving site at Lighthouse Point on North West Point Road in West Bay, about a half mile south of the old Turtle Reef shop.
‘We have been out diving at Lighthouse Point a dozen times now, and the health of the reef and abundance of marine life is astounding, so we know that our customers are going to love it.’
Shore diving will be open this September, with all the outdoor amenities that its customers have come to expect from Divetech.
Lighthouse Point will be more than just a dive shop, however. The total project, anticipated to be fully open next fall, will incorporate a series of eight upscale green technology condos, a bistro for daytime/sunset delights and Divetech’s new dive shop. ‘It’s the ultimate natural environment for a residential/resort area, bringing new services to the West Bay area for both residents and visitors,’ commented Jay Easterbrook, the project developer and general contractor.
Features for the two-bedroom 1,500 square foot condos will include energy efficient indoor and outdoor lighting, solar electric (wired for future tie-in), solar hot water, upgraded wall insulation, double pane enpacked thermal windows, custom wrought iron doors, overhead fans, broadband lighting/transmission throughout, state of the art sewage treatment, Hi/Lo water use toilets, Hi/Lo water use showers, natural landscaping requiring no watering, gas stove and dryer, energy efficient appliances and natural lighting from glass blocks, skylights and solar tubes.
For hurricane protection, all condos will be wired to a back-up generator for fridge/freezer, lights, fans and stove use, hurricane shutters, 16 foot elevation and a security system all built upon a solid cement Royal system built to category five hurricane specifications.
From 4pm to 6pm tomorrow there will be a goodbye open house at Turtle Reef. There will be refreshments, snacks, a bargain basement blow out sale on both new and used dive equipment, and a toast to a great decade at a well loved dive site. You can pick up your free shore diving coupon too, to try out the new Lighthouse Point site with plans on display.