Dive industry honours two

Two well known Caymanian dive pioneers – Stuart Freeman, owner of Eden Rock, and Ollen Miller, owner of Sundivers, will be honoured for their achievements and outstanding contributions to the sport of scuba diving this tonight at Pedro St. James.

This is when the industry gathers together for the annual International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony.

A press release noted that every year, in addition to the international inductees, the Ministry of Tourism honours Caymanians and pays tribute to the invaluable role they have played in the process which has transformed Cayman into the premier dive destination that it is today. All awards will be presented by the Minister of Tourism, Charles.

‘Both individuals have been trailblazers in Cayman’s dive industry,’ said the Minister. ‘I congratulate them for having passion and foresight and for dedicating their lives to the sport of scuba diving.’

Stuart Freeman has dedicated 40 years to the sea and to the watersports industry. From the onset of his adulthood through to the present day, Mr. Freeman has stayed true to his calling and continuously helps to protect and develop Cayman’s diving industry.

As a born Caymanian, Ollen Miller has always had an instinctual love of the sea and has been diving since the age of 13. As a young teenager he dedicated his days to the ocean and became a certified dive instructor by the age of 15.

Tickets for this event are available from the Department of Tourism and the Cayman Islands Tourism Association. For more information, call Bridgit Amos on 949-0623 or email [email protected].