Atlantis Submarines Barbados takes receipt of a second submarine
Bridgetown Port, June 14th, 2009 Just days after receiving recognition for Achievement of Excellence at the Barbados Tourism Awards 2009, the staff of Atlantis Submarines in Barbados is back to work preparing for another major event as they take receipt of a second submarine.
The 48 seat submarine Atlantis XV arrived early on Wednesday June 10th, 2009, to little fanfare, aboard the MV Karin direct from Atlantis Submarines in St. Thomas, its home since 1999. Due to a number of factors including the economic downturn the Atlantis Submarines St. Thomas site officially ceased operation on May 30th 2009.
Atlantis XV arrives in the Bridgetown Port aboard the MV Karina
Atlantis Submarines Barbados will benefit from the opportunity to switch to this newer vessel to replace the currently in use Atlantis III. It is targeted that the more technologically advanced vessel will allow the site to reduce costs at a time when it is most needed. Both the Atlantis III and Atlantis XV vessels will be maintained in pristine and operable condition until Atlantis Submarines International finds a home for one of them.
When questioned on the move Founder, President and CEO Dennis Hurd, from the Vancouver, Canada headquarters said. We have the greatest confidence in the management and staff of the Barbados operation and indeed Barbados as a destination, to get through these difficult times. We have entrusted this additional major asset to their care as the team has exhibited great competence and commitment over the last 22 years. We have always found Barbados from the inception in 1987 an enabling environment to do business and proactive in its approach to marketing the island.
Atlantis XV is loaded into the Sea in Barbados
Atlantis Submarines International builds submersibles and operates 11 submarines in the Caribbean, Hawaii and Guam and has carried over 11 million passengers worldwide.
Atlantis submarine tours provide the opportunity for scores of visitors and residents to see the underwater world in safety and comfort and to enjoy the reef and fish life that many non divers do not get to see.
For more information on Atlantis Submarines Barbados please contact Atlantis at (246) 436-8929, toll free at 1 (866) 546-7820.