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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…
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
Nestled along the Baja Peninsula on the east coast of the Sea of Cortez, is home to some of the most spectacular marine wildlife on Earth and truly the gateway to the Sea of Cortez! Imagine a place where in one day you can explore vibrant coral reefs while also diving with sea lions, whale sharks and hammerheads! Read more
There are few guarantees in air travel these days. Delays, cancellations, diversions, and misconnects are never within our control, but having a place to make the most of your time in the airport is. Read more
In July of 1944, an American warplane, a TBM-1C Avenger torpedo bomber, went down in the Pacific.
Now, 72 years later, the Navy plane has been identified near Palau, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego has announced. Eric Terrill, an oceanographer at Scripps, explained that the remains of the aircraft are resting under 85 feet of water within a lagoon in the Pacific nation of Palau. It wasn’t until his team dove the wreck this April and May that they identified it as the Avenger they had been looking for. Read more
The first time I went to Raja Ampat and dove its waters took place two years ago in an eco-resort. Back then , I was already in awe of its beauty both above and underwater. But I was told that Raja Ampat is best experienced on a liveaboard, so imagine the excitement I felt when I found out that I will be going back to Raja Ampat and this time on board AMIRA, a liveaboard that started operating in 2010 and runs charters to Indonesia’s top diving destinations. Read more
You might already be packed for that long-awaited dive trip, but there might be one more thing you need to carry along with your luggage.
Did you think about travel insurance? Experts say the best time to buy it is at the same time or shortly after you book your trip. If you wait too long and an illness or a broken bone forces you to need to cancel, you won’t be able to get coverage once you’re sick or laid up.
Just like all insurance, including dive insurance, vacation-travel insurance is protection against the unexpected.
Maybe it’s a dive trip to Belize. Or a cruise in the Caribbean. Or maybe you’ve snagged tickets to the summer Olympics in Rio. If you’re traveling in places where Zika is circulating, there are a few things you need to keep in mind — and bring along.
The first question is: Should you go on the trip at all?