DIVE TREAT FOR JR MONARCH CONTESTANTS COMPLIMENTS ATLANTIS SUBMARINES

Participants preparing to board the submarine

Participants preparing to board the submarine

The participants in the 2015 Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch Programme were recently treated to a deep sea dive aboard the Atlantis Submarine just before their return to school.

The submarine went to a depth of 146 ft

The submarine went to a depth of 146 ft

The Junior Calypso Monarch Programme is known for surpassing the basic tenets of a competition to include a developmental phase, which ensures that the youngsters who take part in this programme are supported in their pursuit of the big stage.

Some of the Junior Monarch contestants looking through their porthole in excitement

Some of the Junior Monarch contestants looking through their porthole in excitement

They take part in several workshops prior to the competition where the organisers, mentors and sponsors commit to nurturing them in all aspects of performance. This level of support and commitment is an essential way of preserving the art form and by extension our Barbadian culture, ensuring that the Juniors in turn can become young cultural ambassadors through music.

Recognising the impact of this programme on the development of our youth and on their appreciation of culture, sponsor Atlantis Submarines joined the 2015 Crop Over Festival family and came on board with the Junior Calypso Monarch Programme offering an opportunity to learn about another aspect of our Barbadian culture & heritage - our beautiful sea and marine life.

Recognising the impact of this programme on the development of our youth and on their appreciation of culture, sponsor Atlantis Submarines joined the 2015 Crop Over Festival family and came on board with the Junior Calypso Monarch Programme offering an opportunity to learn about another aspect of our Barbadian culture & heritage – our beautiful sea and marine life.

Atlantis Submarines awarded the Junior Monarchs in both categories passes for 4 to one of their submarine dives. They also arranged a complimentary dive, which took place on Friday September 4, for participants from the various stages of the programme. The trip gave the juniors a better insight into why our country’s marine life is a very important aspect of our culture, tourism and economy as we continue to promote our beaches, snorkeling and diving as major attractions and selling points. Of course, the submarine dive also offered an opportunity for this crop of Juniors to have an afternoon of fun.

Each participant received a dive certificate from Atlantis Submarines

Each participant received a dive certificate from Atlantis Submarines

Atlantis Submarines’ Reservations Manager Ms. Charlotte Moore was glad that they could bring smiles to the faces of these children after they worked so hard during the Crop Over season.

Now with the Junior Calypsonians having met with the beauty and serenity which exists beneath our beautiful blue waters, they too may want to sing its praises as they continue to promote Barbadian culture and heritage.

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