TSA Prohibited Baggage


Don’t start your  travel off on the wrong foot.

Planning ahead and packing properly can facilitate the screening process and ease your travel experience at the airport.

Know what you can pack in your carry-on and checked baggage before arriving at the airport by reviewing the lists below.


Deepest UW Cave

In this underwater photo taken Aug. 15, 2015 in the flooded Hranicka Propast, or Hranice Abyss, in the Czech Republic Polish explorer Slawomir Packo is exploring the limestone abyss and preparing for deeper exploration with the use of a remotely-operated underwater robot, or ROV. On Sept. 27, 2016, the robot went to the record depth of 404 meters (1,325 feet) revealing the abyss to be the world's deepest flooded cave, during the 'Hranicka Propast - step beyond 400m' expedition led by Polish explorer Krzysztof Starnawski and partly funded by the National Geographic. (Krzysztof Starnawski of EXPEDITION via AP)

Found in the Czech Republic.  

A team of explorers say they’ve discovered that a cave in the eastern Czech Republic is the world’s deepest flooded fissure, going at least 404 meters (1,325 feet) deep. The discovery makes Hranice Abyss the world’s deepest known underwater cavity,The Czech Speleological Society said it thinks the cave is even deeper


Wonderpus Octopus

Photo by Michel Labrecque

an amazingly beautiful species of octopus, and a favorite underwater critter for muck-diving underwater photographs to photograph.

A newly described species of octopus the Wonderpus octopus was not officially described until 2006.  Their official range consists of the area bordered by Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Borneo, and the Phillipines.


Top 8 Ocean Stories

This year, the Great Barrier Reef was found to be hiding another reef beneath it. (Alamy)

That Made Waves in 2016

2016 wasn’t all bad: Stubborn environmental problems were livened up thanks to new solutions, “gee whiz” discoveries and mysterious orbs.

What a year it’s been. Major headlines ran the gamut from optimistic to alarming. Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal team has pulled together, in no particular order, the ocean stories that caught our attention:



Big Beth
Big Beth

Marco Vincent Dive Resort  by kt10518

The Marco Vincent Dive Resort really has it all together! The staff is fabulous and make you feel right at home the minute you walk in.  The resort is spot less and comfortable.

The diving is amazing and I was really impressed with their organization and Big Beth (the boat is how all dive boats should be!). Do not hesitate to stay here if you are a diver! If you are not, they will help you with other activities you wish to see/do.


Tulumben - Bali, Indonesia

Gallery by Doris Vierkoetter

Most people know Bali for its culture &  party tourism and as a airport hub for many exotic dive destinations in Eastern Indonesia. Very few people know that Bali has fantastic diving to offer in the North East of Bali, especially for critter lovers.

The muck diving in Bali can absolutely be compared to the Lembeh Strait in North Sulawesi.

UW Digital Fiesta


Underwater Digital Fiesta Cozumel

April 15-22, 2017    The  Fiesta is designed for the novice and the beginning photographers that want to learn how to improve their underwater photography skills. Whether you have just bought a camera or are in the market for one, this event also provides an opportunity to learn how to operate your own equipment and helps you to decide whether to choose new or to upgrade your underwater rig.



As a THANKS to Our Viewers…

Every month thru May 2017, We are GIVING AWAY one dive or leisure package

To the GEM of  BELIZE,  St. George’s Caye Resort



The Best of Maldives

Video by buceoentossa

Whale sharks, many Mantas Ray, Dolphins, and more…Filmed with a gopro4silver in Maldives by Chiqui Bustos


Ocean Hunter 3

by Diverjake  Their liveaboard, the Ocean Hunter 3 was a fantastic adventure in the splendid reefs of Palau. The Dive Masters are very knowledgeable and safety conscious, Highly recommended. The food was delicious and varied,and they accomodate your dietary needs.



Breaking News


Air China Bans Shark Fin Cargo

73 Million Sharks killed annually for Shark Fin Soup 

At last there is a mainland China air carrier that has joined in banning the transport of shark fin products. 36 other international airlines have already banned this controversial cargo and although this ban only applies to Air China Cargo it is a start.  


Dance Into 2017 with Weedy Seadragons

Adorned with gossamer, leaf-shaped appendages over their entire bodies, they are perfectly outfitted to blend in with the seaweed and kelp formations they live amongst.

Endemic to the waters off south and east Australia, weedy sea dragons are closely related to seahorses and pipefish.

The Cuban Daiquiri

Wonder What It’s Like to Drink a Daiquiri in Cuba?

Abel Oliva, the bar manager at Ernest Hemingway’s favorite Havana haunt, El Floridita, shakes up this Daiquiri version.

Shake one up the Right Way with this


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