Odd Travel News: Paranormal in Missouri, Caribbean Scuba Diving
(Portland, Oregon) – The travel news is hot for those looking for something a little different in their vacation plans. One takes place in a winery in Missouri this week and another involves scuba diving opportunities in Martinque.
September 7 brings an unusual night of ghosts, wine and history to the Belvoir Winery in Liberty, Missouri.
Guests will enjoy a hands-on opportunity to experience a haunted building, observe paranormal investigation techniques and learn more about the history of the Odd Fellows buildings.
The search for paranormal activity includes looking for footstep noises, shadow figures, EVP recordings and giggling noises .
More than just an Internet legend, the property was established over 130 years ago as the Reed Springs Hotel, later becoming the Odd Fellows home, orphanage and poor farm. The property has been investigated by the Paranormal Research Investigators (PRI) team and is considered to be extremely haunted. 785-383-2925. http://www.belvoirwinery.com or http://www.paranormalresearchinvestigators.com.
Further south – much further - exceptional scuba diving can be found throughout the Caribbean. But for a truly one-of-a-kind undersea adventure, Martinique’s Diamond Rock is tough to match. This uninhabited, hardscrabble islet located off Martinique’s southern coast features a cavern that extends directly beneath it from one end to the next. This affords divers the unique opportunity to dive under an island, beginning on one side and emerging on the complete opposite end.
The cavern beneath Diamond Rock has a triangular shape and is marked by strong currents that reserve this adventure for the most skilled divers. Within the cavern, divers will find prolific quantities and varieties of corals, sea fans, and other marine life. Some have even found remnants of Diamond Rock’s former British tenants.
The British fortified Diamond Rock during the Napoleonic Wars, converting the land into a man-of-war dubbed HMS Diamond Rock in 1804. While the British were drawn to the strategic advantages presented by the land atop Diamond Rock, it’s the exciting scuba experience below that will appeal to visitors today.
“Diamond Rock is the undiscovered jewel of scuba diving in the Caribbean,” said Muriel Wiltord, director Americas for the Martinique Promotion Bureau/CMT USA. “It’s certainly among the most uncommon dives anywhere, and even better for pioneering scuba enthusiasts, it’s virtually unknown in the US. Now, with the addition of new airlift via American Eagle, Martinique’s undersea wonders, are more accessible to dive travelers.”
American Eagle recently announced the addition of a second daily flight to Martinique from its hub in San Juan, offering improved connectivity to flights from the US. For more information, contact the Martinique Promotion Bureau/CMT USA, 825 Third Ave, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10022 – Tel: 212 838 6887 - Fax: 212 838 7855 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Web: www.martinique.org.