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A Consumer Guide to Air Travel
The elimination of government regulation of airline fares and routes has resulted in lower fares and a wide variety of price/service options. In this new commercial environment, consumers have had to take a more active role in choosing their air service by learning to ask a number of questions: Read more
April 20, 2017 | SDRadmin
Dive the Titanic for Only $105,100.00
Source: Newsweek by Janice Williams
What’s left of the RMS Titanic is disintegrating at an alarmingly rapid rate, but that hasn’t stopped researchers and deep sea divers from exploring the wreckage some 4,000 meters beneath sea-level. Nearly 13 years after the last time the public was able to view the underwater ship, European travel company Blue Marble Private announced the launch of intimate expeditions near the vessel in 2018. Read more
April 1, 2017 | SDRadmin
Source: Divers Alert Network
Whether you’re taking a 23-hour flight to Malaysia or a 23-minute drive to the shore, all diving involves some form of travel. For this reason, DAN recognizes travel safety as a key aspect of our mission. This Smart Guide is a quick and easy reference tool to help you prepare for your dive travel to local and international destinations. Read more
March 22, 2017 | SDRadmin
Source: Guam Visitor Burea
On Friday, April 7, 2017, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II. The peace memorial event will include a series of educational, promotional, and diving opportunities to expose the public to the history of the German ship and its connection to Guam prior to World War I. The Cormoran’s incredible story includes being part of the first shot fired by the United States upon entering World War I on April 7, 1917 and how it became part of one of the world’s most unique diving sites. Read more
March 10, 2017 | SDRadmin
“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
by Gretchen M. Ashton, CFT, SFT, SFN, SSC, NBFE
Szilvia Gogh, founder of Miss-Scuba™, has partnered with Gretchen M. Ashton of ScubaFit®, Isabelle “Izzy” Tihanyi and her partner and twin sister Caroline “Coco” of Surf Diva®, the annual PADI Women’s Dive Day 2017, and Ocean Adventures Dive Company to create a celebration of the female spirit and finding excitement in life. Read more
March 7, 2017 | SDRadmin
Scuba diving vacations offer memorable experiences for all levels of divers, combining topside attractions with the underwater world.
Source USA TODAY Regina Edwards
Avid scuba divers can optimize their dive vacation with advance planning to determine popular dive sites and trip options and to prepare their equipment. Informed divers can identify the types of dive sites (such as deep or wreck dives) appropriate for their skill level and also plan land activities for their preflight decompression day. Read more
March 6, 2017 | SDRadmin
The clock is ticking and April 15th will be here before you know it. So Dunbar Rock is stepping in to ease the pain by offering a substantial “tax break” on your divers next vacation to Dunbar Rock. Save $379+ per person or more.
March 4, 2017 | SDRadmin