November 23, 2012,
Fort Lauderdale, FL:
Aquadive Great Watch Underwater Watch Hunt officially kicks off on Saturday,
November 24, with the clues to winning a new Aquadive Bathyscaphe 100
wristwatch hidden amidst the famous wrecks off the shores of Fort Lauderdale,
Florida. Complete program details can be
found at www.aquadive.com
The Aquadive Watch Hunt in Fort Lauderdale is part of an
international relaunch of the famous Aquadive watch brand. The Watch Hunt
challenges intrepid divers to follow a series of underwater clues that will
lead them to a cache of submerged tokens.
The divers who find the tokens will be entered into a drawing for a new
Aquadive Bathyscaphe 100 watch (value $1990).
A total of 200 tokens will be placed out for retrieval between November
24, 2012 and January 6, 2013. The first
hunt was held at Mermet Springs in the Midwest, and the Third Hunt will be
conducted in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, in Spring 2013.
The clues were planted on wrecks located in the Greater Fort
Lauderdale area by noted Florida wreck diver and Instructor Trainer Hugh Hare,
of Underseas Sports in Fort Lauderdale.
Undersea Sports will collect the tokens and draw the winning name on
January 12, 2012. The program is also
supported locally by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitor’s
Bureau and South Florida Diving Headquarters.
Signups for the Hunt can be found on the following websites:
www.aquadive.com, www.southfloridadiving.com and www.underseasports.com
Here’s clue to the location of the first wreck, where the
hunt officially begins:Tug yourself over to
this memorial wreck, Scuttiled in Lauderdale
“Fort Lauderdale is one of the great diving destinations in
the United States, with a diving history that compliments the rich legacy of
our new Aquadive watches,” says the CEO of Aquadive.
“The Aquadive program
is a terrific example of raising excitement and awareness of the unique wreck
diving experiences available in Greater Fort Lauderdale from 69 miles of
natural coral reefs to 81 artificial wrecks and reefs,” says Nicki E. Grossman,
President of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.
The new Aquadive watch line is a modern update of the wildly
popular original Aquadive watches from the 1960’s. The original Aquadive brand was founded in
1962, with no less than astronaut Scott Carpenter appearing as an advertising
The Aquadive line is composed of four models: the Bathyscaphe 100N ($1490), Bathyscaphe 100
DLC (black coated case $1990), Bathyscaphe 100 SS (stainless case, edition of
500, $1990) and Bathyscaphe 300 (depth rated to 5000 meters $2990). A limited number of watches assembled to
current specifications out of New Old Stock parts are also available as the NOS
Unlike many other watch offerings that represent a
hodgepodge of European and Asian parts stuffed into off-the-shelf Chinese
cases, Aquadives are handmade in Switzerland of Swiss and German
components. Every aspect of an Aquadive’s
design and execution reflects thoughtful precision: from original German CNC
machine crafted cases to engraved ceramic bezel inserts. Their look is unmistakably classic and unique
in a market filled with dive watches assembled from common catalogue
components. All watches have an unprecedented
two year limited warranty. About Aquadive
Aquadive watches are a modern update of the famous Aquadive
dive watch brand of the 1960’s, designed in the United States by a team of
divers and engineers and handmade in Switzerland of German and Swiss
materials. The Great Watch Hunt is being
conducted internationally from September 2012 – May 2013; each watch will be
hidden by a well-known professional diver.
Complete details on the Hunt can be found at: www.aquadive.com