Friday, July 26, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Our Journey ... So Far ....

We are all excited for the Blue Hole Dive this Friday and thank you all for your support and patience through this Journey. Rowan and his Dive Team completed certification on Friday July 12th and are ready to go! Help BCVI support Belizeans who are blind at www.bcvi.org!

Our Journey to the Blue Hole ... So Far....




Thank you to everyone who is making this Journey possible!
Special Thanks to our Gold Sponsors:
SeaSports Belize, SMART Belize, Belize Tourism Board, Belize Audubon Society, Ambergris Divers, ZITRO Western Union, ZITRO International Limited, OZ Tours, Chabil Mar Resort in Placencia, Splash Dive Shop, Hospital Auxiliary, G.A. Roe & Sons, Captain Morgan's Retreat, Belize Audubon Society, Musa & Balderamos, Dr. David Boes, Said & Joan Musa, Caribbean Treasures, CASIO Logosease and JICA, Ramon's Village Resort, Fabrigas, BNE Trust, BNE, SOL, Atlantic Group of Companies, James Brodie & Co Ltd, Edward & Rose Musa, Germaine Habet, Belize Bank, McNab Designs & Dots Per Inch Ltd, Simon Quan and M N M Hardware!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Belize Tourism Board

Thank you to the Belize Tourism Board for their very generous contribution toward Rowan's Blue Hole Dive and BCVI's Rehabilitation and Education Program! All donations will go toward providing services, support and equipment to the 1,200+ people on BCVI's Blind register living throughout Belize.

Make a change today! Donate to the children of Belize who are blind or visually impaired www.bcvi.org!

And don't forget to vote for Belize's Great Blue Hole as the 8th Wonder of the World!


Thank you to everyone who is making this Journey possible!
Special Thanks to our Gold Sponsors:
SeaSports Belize, SMART Belize, Belize Tourism Board, Belize Audubon Society, Ambergris Divers, ZITRO Western Union, ZITRO International Limited, OZ Tours, Chabil Mar Resort in Placencia, Splash Dive Shop, Hospital Auxiliary, G.A. Roe & Sons, Captain Morgan's Retreat, Belize Audubon Society, Musa & Balderamos, Dr. David Boes, Said & Joan Musa, Caribbean Treasures, CASIO Logosease and JICA, Ramon's Village Resort, Fabrigas, BNE Trust, BNE, SOL, Atlantic Group of Companies, James Brodie & Co Ltd, Edward & Rose Musa, Germaine Habet, Belize Bank, McNab Designs & Dots Per Inch Ltd, Simon Quan and M N M Hardware!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ears to Our World donates to Belize's Blind Children

BCVI would like to thank Thomas Witherspoon and Ears to Our World for their very generous donation of short wave radios for the children at BCVIs Summer Camp! These wind-up radios are able to pick up stations across the world, including the USA, and are an excellent source of information, education and entertainment. Make your contribution today at www.bcvi.org!



Stay tuned for the announcement of the new date for BCVI's and Rowan's Blue Hole Dive!


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Funds raised to date ... Please donate today!

Although we have not set a new date yet for Rowan's Blue Hole Dive, we know there is still much work to be done to help Row achieve his $100,000 goal, as we are not even halfway there yet!

Please help BCVI keep its services alive so that we may continue to serve the people of Belize who are blind or visually impaired!

Donate at BCVI's office on Princess Margaret Drive, online at www.bcvi.org or via direct deposit at Belize Bank Account # 71096.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Amber Sunsets and Beautiful Seas Vacation Package


Pier at Chabil Mar

Chabil Mar Resort in Placencia and Amber Sunset Jungle Resort in Cayo have just launched their newest vacation package "Amber Sunsets and Beautiful Seas!" 

The package includes 7-night Belize Jungle and Sea Package at two luxury boutique resorts Amber Sunset Jungle Resort (Inland at Cayo, Belize) and Chabil Mar Resort (Seaside at Placencia Village, Belize) - with your choice of 3 and/or 4 night stays at either resort! Includes all in-country transportation between airports and resort, meals and tours as listed on the Vacation Package Site Page

So, visit Belize, book your Amber Sunsets and Beautiful Seas Vacation Package and help Belizeans who are blind to live meaningful and independent lives!

Our sincerest thanks go out to the Teams at both resorts that put this together!




Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Rowan makes friends on the Sea Floor!

One week before his Blue Hole Dive, Rowan's Open Water Practice Dive at South Gallows Point was the setting for this beautiful meet and greet! Thank you to those who have gotten us this far and to those of you who are following, please help Row reach his $100,000 goal! www.bcvi.org 

video

Thank you to everyone who is making this Journey possible!
Special Thanks to our Gold Sponsors:
SeaSports Belize, Belize Audubon Society, ZITRO Western Union, ZITRO International Limited, OZ Tours, SMART Belize, Chabil Mar Resort in Placencia, Splash Dive Shop, Hospital Auxiliary, Belize Audubon Society, Musa & Balderamos, Dr. David Boes, Caribbean Treasures, CASIO Japan, Logosease and JICA, Ramon's Village Resort, Fabrigas, BNE Trust, BNE, SOL, Atlantic Group of Companies, James Brodie & Co Ltd, Edward & Rose Musa, Germaine Habet, Belize Bank, McNab Designs & Dots Per Inch Ltd, Simon Quan and M N M Hardware!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Ramon's Village Resort

Thank you to one of our biggest sponsors Ramon's Village Resort in San Pedro! 

You can be a part of Row's extraordinary adventure by making a donation at www.bcvi.org

Friday, July 5, 2013

Talking underwater?!

That's what Rowan and Dive Instructor John Searle are now able to do thanks to a very generous contribution from the Casio Company and Logosease in Japan with the help of Ms Noriko Takemae of the JICA Belize Office! Row is one of the first people to get his hands on this underwater communication device and we are so excited to try it out! Stay tuned to find out more about how this awesome piece of equipment operates!




Thank you to everyone who is making this Journey possible!
Special Thanks to our Gold Sponsors:
SeaSports Belize, ZITRO Western Union, ZITRO International Limited, OZ Tours, SMART Belize, Chabil Mar Resort in Placencia, Dr. David Boes, Caribbean Treasures, CASIO Japan, Logosease and JICA, Ramon's Village Resort, Fabrigas, BNE Trust, BNE, SOL, Atlantic Group of Companies, James Brodie & Co Ltd, Germaine Habet, Belize Bank and McNab Designs & Dots Per Inch Ltd!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Be a part of this Historic Event!

Thanks to Caribbean Treasures, you can now be a part of Rowan's Dive, with your very own Blue Hole Dive T-Shirt - Now Available for only $15.00 at BCVI's Clinic on Princess Margaret Drive! All proceeds will go toward Rowan's goal of $100,000 to support Belizeans who are blind. Call 223.2636 for more information.

www.bcvi.org


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Row's First Dive Log!

After two amazing sessions over the weekend, Rowan and the team had to log our first open water dives, including what we saw underwater! We also had to take photos to be sent to PADI for our Diver's Cards, which we should get once we've completed the course and practices. Our next dives are scheduled for some time this week, providing this Tropical Storm clears up! :)



Rowan's First Dive Log!

Rowan taking his photo for his PADI ID!

Thank you to all our donors and sponsors so far! Special Mention to our Gold Sponsors:
SeaSports Belize, ZITRO Western Union, ZITRO International Limited, OZ Tours, SMART Belize, Chabil Mar Resort in Placencia, Dr. David Boes, Caribbean Treasures, CASIO Japan and JICA, Ramon's Village Resort, Fabrigas, BNE Trust, BNE, SOL, Atlantic Group of Companies, Belize Bank and McNab Designs & Dots Per Inch Ltd!!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Rowan's First Backroll!

On Sunday June 30th, SeaSports Belize took Rowan out on his first Open Water Dive - complete with a James Bond entry into the water! It is amazing how comfortable he is taking on each challenge as it comes, without hesitation! This is a true example of how nothing can, or should, get in the way of something you want to achieve, despite limited abilities.

Row has been an inspiration to us all as he has taken on the challenge annually to help raise funds for BCVI, the only non-profit organization that provides support to all Belizeans who are blind or visually impaired. Row has been with BCVI since childhood.

You can help Row reach his $100,000 goal by making a contribution at www.bcvi.org. Rowan said it best, "No donation is too big, or too small!" 



Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far! Special mention goes to our Gold Sponsors:
SeaSports Belize, ZITRO Western Union, ZITRO International Limited, OZ Tours, SMART, Dr. David Boes, Ramon's Village Resort, Chabil Mar Resort in Placencia, Fabrigas, BNE Trust, BNE, SOL, Atlantic Group of Companies, Belize Bank and McNab Designs & Dots Per Inch Ltd!