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.
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
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.