A new edition of the SUBIOS underwater festival has come and gone after a weekend filled with sea-related activities at Beau Vallon, on the island of Mahe in the Seychelles. The many aspects of the Seychelles unique marine heritage were once again showcased in the activity, which is organized by the Seychelles Tourism Board as part of its Calendar of Events, to attract more visitors to Seychelles. It is during this festival that the world can really see and appreciate what Seychelles has to offer as a diving destination, and there is also a range of activities to educate and create more awareness of our underwater world.
During the event’s opening ceremony on Friday, the the Tourism Board’s chairman, Barry Faure, said the festival is an excellent example of the Seychelles brand of tourism, a home-grown activity full of potential and an expression of our Seychelles identity. There were activities for every age group from film shows, games, presentations, and a fashion show to a family fun day. Those with more stamina battled it out in the annual SUBIOS Iron Man and Woman competition, which again created lots of excitement.
The Seychelles Tourism Board’s Marymonde Matatiken, who was responsible for the event, has described this year’s event as another successful one and said the Tourism Board was impressed with the public turn-out on all three days.