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A face only a mother could love?
A fish with a face of a wolf & the body of an eel, The WOLF EEL.
High on my Bucket list to dive with. I’m asked quite frequently where I want to diving & what I want to see. And if I’m going to see one, Guess I’m going to have to breakdown & wear a 7 mm suit, maybe better yet a dry-suite. Maybe our friends at DUI can help. Read more
July 25, 2017 | SDRStaff
Get TWO for ONE Sale
At Roatan’s #1 Destination
We would love to see you this fall. That’s why we’re extending our 2 for 1 promotion! Snorkeling, diving, and honeymoon packages – there’s a lot to choose from. Bungalows are available during August, September, and October travel dates.
May 3, 2017 | SDRStaff
Pygmy Seahorses were not even known to exist until they were accidentally placed in captivity with the gorgonians for research.
The Pygmy Seahorse or Bargibant’s Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) is first species of pygmy seahorse that have been identified. Named after a scientist scuba diver who discovered the species in 1969 while collecting specimens for the Noumea Aquarium in New Caledonia. Read more
April 12, 2017 | SDRStaff
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a flying mobula ray soaring high off the Mexican shore.
Every May, when the wind is calm, a strange popping sound resonates across the southern beaches of the Baja California peninsula in Mexico. It sounds as though someone is cooking popcorn on an industrial scale. But the source of this sound is far more spectacular. Read more
March 13, 2017 | SDRStaff
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
Dan Orr: [email protected]
Preparation for scuba diving begins long before you arrive at the dive site. Besides the skills it takes to enjoy the dive, it is important to be in good health and be prepared to meet the physical demands of scuba diving. In reviewing the DAN accident data, almost 1/3 of the diving fatalities were attributed to cardiac incidents with approximately half of these being from the 40-59 age group. What is really disturbing is that 60% of those fatalities had signs and symptoms that they or others around them recognized as cardiac-related before or during the dive but they continued to dive anyway!
March 8, 2017 | SDRStaff
The Peacock Mantis shrimp packs a punch!!
Did you know that the MANTIS SHRIMP has claws with such an incredibly fast and powerful strike, that some are able to break aquarium glass with one swing? It’s a fact!
January 22, 2017 | SDRStaff
The 4 Keys to Killer Customer Service:
The secret to a loyal customer base is no secret at all: Great customer service will bring them back every time.
Here’s what you need to know:
Whether it’s a bored demeanor, a dismissive look or just plain rude behavior, sloppy customer service spells disaster faster than just about any other business transgression. People complain about bad customer service with the same level of vitriol usually reserved for taxes and presidential elections.
January 13, 2017 | SDRStaff