News Americas, SANTA BARBARA, CA, Thurs. Aug. 14, 2014: A dive center is slated to open on the privately-owned resort island Petit St. Vincent, in the southern Grenadines by the end of the year.
Jean-Michel Cousteau of the Ocean Futures Society, will open the dive center which will operate independently of the resort but will share some facilities, including the existing dock and boathouse.
Cousteau is son of the legendary Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the late famous marine conservationist.
An on-staff naturalist/marine biologist will offer guided underwater tours and hikes around the island to educate guests about the area’s marine and terrestrial ecosystems. The dive center will operate independently of the resort but will share some facilities, including the existing dock and boathouse.
Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society mission of OFS is to explore our global ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection, documenting the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean’s vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet.
Petit St Vincent is a privately-owned 115-acre island in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The island has just 22 one- and two-bedroom cottages dotted along the beaches and bluffs, positioned perfectly for the ultimate in privacy and seclusion. The cottages are free of televisions, telephones and internet connections. A major renovation project was completed in 2011, which included the addition of a treetop spa and beachfront restaurant and bar.