The Philippine Embassy in Brazil has officially launched DIVE PHILIPPINES, a special tourism promotional exhibit to be held from 21 to 24 November 2019 at Pátio Brasil in Brasilia.
Ambassador Marichu Mauro made the official announcement at a press briefing held at Rubaiyat Brasilia Restaurant last 8 November 2019.
The highlight of the DIVE PHILIPPINES exhibit will be the use of Oculus goggles that will allow visitors to experience in Virtual Reality what it’s like to dive in the Philippines. Here, a tour agent tries on the goggles prior to the start of the briefing.
“Why come to the Philippines to dive,” Ambassador Mauro inquired from the press media and tour operators present at the briefing. “Because we have amazing underwater dive sites full of healthy coral reefs, rare marine life, seascapes, sunken wrecks and much more. The Philippines is a wonderful combination of ocean diversity. Our many islands and large landmasses provide an amazing array of habitats under the sea that attract some of the most unusual and sought-after creatures in the world,” the Ambassador remarked.
Following at the heels of the Philippines being recognized as Asia’s Leading Dive Destination for the first time by the World Travel Awards, DIVE PHILIPPINES, the Special Exhibit, is the Philippine Embassy’s contribution to the initiative of the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) to promote dive tourism which has been identified as a key area in the National Tourism Development Plan.
Held in cooperation with Pátio Brasil, a premier shopping mall in Brasilia and the Philippine Tourism Office in Los Angeles, DIVE PHILIPPINES aims to raise awareness of the Philippines as a diving heaven to Brazilians and other South Americans.
“We may be at the other side of the planet but the Philippines offers so much to divers and non-divers alike. We have first-class facilities and amenities available in a wide choice of special destinations coupled with the exceptional quality of service and extraordinary hospitality of the Filipino people which makes for a sublime experience for every visitor,” Ambassador Mauro said.
Located at the ground floor entrance of Pátio Brasil, visitors to DIVE PHILIPPINES will have the unique opportunity to experience in Virtual Reality using Oculus goggles what it’s like to dive in the Philippines. There’s also a special photo exhibit that will showcase the amazing array of the most unusual and sought-after creatures in the world that inhabit Philippine waters.
DIVE PHILIPPINES will be open to the public on 21-24 November. Entrance is free.