OFFICIAL DIVE BVI STATEMENT:
Hurricane Irma ravaged our homes and our businesses. Dive BVI was not left out – we have suffered 90% loss of all inventory and major damages/total loss of 3 of our 4 vessels. We will need a few weeks to determine the exact financial losses and insurance issues.
While not all of our phenomenal employees can say that they will be able to return due to the loss of homes and children who need school, many of them will. Regardless, we will always be a family. And it is our intention to create a home where they are welcome back with open arms.
It is the intention of Dive BVI Ltd – opened in October of 1975 in Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor, Virgin Gorda – to re-open for business alongside our community. We will establish a small space in or near the marina where we will be effective in the economy – meeting the needs of our residents, visitors, and support teams.
While we will not be accepting reservations for the time being, we will not allow Hurricane Irma to destroy what we have built. Within the next week, we will have an online store presence that will aid in our efforts to raise payroll, our retail store – once opened within the next 1-2 months – will be priced reasonably so that items needed will be available on island. Vessels that are operational will be put into service immediately to assist in moving people, aid, and salvage/underwater cleaning. It’s time to get creative. We’ve survived catastrophic times before – Irma has raised the bar but we’ll meet the challenge and overcome. Our passion is our strength. Dive BVI Ltd is in business.
Casey, Jeff, Jim & the Dive BVI Team who makes it happen