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Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Earns Environmental Award From PADI

December 19, 2011

MIAMI, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Viva Wyndham Resorts® announces that the Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort has been named the regional winner of the Project Aware Marine Environmental Award from PADI Americas and PADI Canada. The distinguished award, which is a PADI Member Recognition Award, recognizes the all-inclusive resort’s significant contributions to the growth and development of the dive industry.

The Project Aware Marine Award specifically acknowledges outstanding ecological achievements with a focus on fostering environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation. PADI staff members considered all PADI retailer and resort members in each of the organization’s 12 PADI Americas regions. One member in each region was selected as a regional finalist. The selection criteria included the challenges the members faced in their areas and the innovative tactics implemented to address those challenges. This award demonstrates the Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort’s commitment to preserving the beauty and natural habitat of its surroundings and to providing unforgettable diving experiences.

The Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort located in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas, offers 276 island inspired guest rooms with balconies and features a secluded beach with 1,200 feet of white sands and crystal clear waters. As the only all-inclusive resort on the island, it is surrounded by tropical forests and parklands. Additionally, one of the world’s largest reef systems is located just off shore which makes for memorable snorkeling. All the dive sites, which range from 20 to 100 feet deep, along the coast of Port Lucaya are populated with sea turtles, horse eye jacks, tarpons, green morays, spotted eagle rays. Manta ray, nurse sharks, bull shark and whale sharks can also be found, especially during the winter months. The resort is a 45-minute flight from Florida and 13 miles from the Freeport Airport.

For information about dive packages at the Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach and for reservations, call 1-800-WYNDHAM or visit www.vivawyndhamresorts.com.

About PADI
The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the world’s leading scuba diving training organization. With more than 40 years of experience, 135,000 PADI Professionals and 6,000 dive shops and resorts worldwide, PADI training materials and services provide scuba diving experiences from nearly anywhere. Scuba diving with PADI Instructors, Dive Centers and Resorts can help transform lives through education, experience, equipment and environmental conservation.

About Viva Wyndham Resorts®
Viva Wyndham Resorts® features all-inclusive properties throughout the Bahamas, Dominican Republic and Mexico. Viva Wyndham Resorts’ multilingual staff, tropical settings, extensive amenities and thorough entertainment line-up ensures guests a truly customized vivid all-inclusive experience. As part of the brand’s passion for life, it strives to protect all the resort’s surrounding environments and cultures by implementing green programs. For reservations or more information, call 800-WYNDHAM or visit www.vivawyndhamresorts.com.

SOURCE Viva Wyndham Resorts

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