Long Bay Beach Resort and Villas is partnering with Dive Tortola to offer a 3-night Dive Tortola package priced from $692/person, based on double occupancy, good through Dec. 20, 2009. The package features tropical accommodations on the hillside or water’s edge; special diver’s breakfast; one-day car rental; one two-tank dive with gear and instructor; and tax and service charge. *Five and seven night packages are also available with additional dives included in longer stays.

From the press release in PRNewsWire, ‘An underwater wonderland of huge boulders, sponge covered canyons and soft coral gardens awaits divers in Tortola, this pristine corner of the Caribbean. Plus, sheltered waters have virtually no currents, making Tortola perfect for underwater photography and for enjoying scuba diving. Flamingo Tongue Snails, seahorses and slender filefish seek refuge amid colorful soft coral branches as rays, barracuda and sea turtles swim by in the crystal blue waters of Tortola.

‘Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas, a casually elegant plantation-style resort ideal for diving, sailing and spa indulgences, nestles among verdant hills overlooking its mile-long white sand beach. Its 157 beautiful guest rooms and villas are hidden away on a 52-acre estate, giving guests a feeling of exclusivity and privacy. Long Bay is a member of Elite Island Resorts, the second largest independently owned hospitality group in the Caribbean, known for its eco-friendly, casually elegant resorts, stunning locations, and caring, personal service. For reservations, call (800) 345-0356.’