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Travel Thoughts – On Your Terms

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By Betty and Dan Orr

Its time to think about all the wonderful places to travel to that may be on your bucket list. But you may be hesitating to make a choice to travel based on news headlines. Don’t fall victim to what we call, ‘Ghostbusters Syndrome’. Remember that great quote (altered just a little)?  “Disaster(s) of biblical proportions. Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes…
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July 5, 2016 |

How to Get the Best Diving Experience

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Scuba diving is one of the best water sports activities that you can indulge in; it’s easy and it’s fun.

The allure of the underwater world has inspired many people to go beyond their imagination and discover what lies beneath the clear, turquoise waters in some of the most breathtaking places in the world. And sure enough, it is never disappointing as you see the colorful, astounding, and multi-faceted world of the open sea. Read more

July 1, 2016 |

Dive Accident Insurance

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WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER DIVE ACCIDENT INSURANCE

A good Dive Accident Insurance Policy may be your best piece of safety equipment. Diving is considered a safe activity, however, in the unfortunate event of a diving accident. The cost of a dive accident can exceed $100,000.  Having a policy will  give you peace of mind so you can focus on one thing: enjoying your favorite watersport.
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June 10, 2016 |

Travel Fitness: Superman on the Bosu

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By Gretchen M. Ashton, CFT, SFN, SFT, NBFE

Travel to exotic diving destinations usually requires extended flights with multiple connections. Long hours sitting in airplane seats, lifting and pulling luggage, and varying food choices can take a toll on the traveling diver, but the dive trip is always worth it.

Divers will be more comfortable and help improve their blood circulation and travel fitness by standing and walking every two hours during flights and layovers. If there is space to stretch, focus on the low back and hamstrings. Drink water every hour including overnight flights. Being well hydrated is part of arriving at the destination ready to dive.
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April 18, 2016 |

Visual Inspection Stickers – Who do you trust?

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By Don Kinney

Let’s begin this article by stating that there is no United Sates federal law mandating annual visual inspections in the SCUBA industry. The federal law mandates a hydrostatic requalification for a cylinder, but nothing on an annual basis. The annual inspection program in the SCUBA industry was first reported in 1969 with a study conducted by the University of Rhode Island (URI). In the URI report they were researching safety concerns and documented the following in the study:
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March 23, 2016 |
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