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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.
June 16, 2016 | SDRStaff
Heard on All Things Considered
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.
June 13, 2016 | SDRStaff
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER DIVE ACCIDENT INSURANCE
The first question is: Should you go on the trip at all?
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.
June 10, 2016 | SDRStaff
A beautiful and comfortable dive resort in North East Bali. Alam Batu is also an outstanding place for macro photographers.
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.
The muck diving can absolutely be compared to the Lembeh Strait in North Sulawesi, and most critters can also be found in North East Bali.
June 6, 2016 | SDRStaff
Diving Between Two Continents
Possibly but definitely rates up there as One of the Most Fascinating Dive Sites in the World.
Iceland is most likely not most divers first thought for a great destination. For an above-ground dip in a geothermal heated hot spring, it’s perfect, but for diving? You’d want someplace tropical, right?
But you should know, if you rule out Iceland, you’re missing out on one of the coolest (no pun intended) diving experiences in the world: swimming at Silfa Tectonic Fissure, a rift between the North American and Eurasian continental plates.
June 3, 2016 | SDRStaff
TRAVEL TO CUBA – US EMBASSY
Cuba Entry Requirements
Travel to Cuba for tourist activities remains prohibited by statute. There are, however, 12 categories of authorized travel. The Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has issued general licenses in all 12 categories of authorized travel, subject to appropriate conditions. This means that individuals who meet the regulatory conditions of the respective general license they seek to travel under do not need to apply for a specific license from OFAC to travel to Cuba.
May 29, 2016 | SDRStaff
Source NY TIMES VICTORIA BURNETT
Travel to Cuba just got easier and, probably, less expensive. The United States government on Tuesday announced new rules that allow Americans to travel independently to Cuba on what they call “people-to-people” trips, one of the most popular ways to see the island. This means that Americans who want to go and spend their time meeting ordinary Cubans no longer have to book their trip through an organization. They can buy a ticket — for now, on a charter flight but soon from a commercial airline — book themselves somewhere to stay on Airbnb, and voilà.
May 29, 2016 | SDRStaff
Increase your odds to scuba dive with manta rays by visiting one of these manta ray hot spots.
For divers, getting up close and personal with marine life in its natural habitat makes for a dive that won’t soon be forgotten. One of the most beloved of marine creatures is the graceful manta, and if you’re lucky enough to see these large beings glide and somersault through the sea, you’ll be left in awe. Increase your odds to scuba dive with manta rays by visiting one of these manta ray hot spots.
May 24, 2016 | SDRStaff
TSA PRESS RELEASE
The #1 tip: Get to the airport early
NEW YORK — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) normally screens nearly 2 million passengers daily. With passenger volumes up more than 7 percent over the same time period last year, TSA expects passenger volumes to drastically increase throughout the remainder of March as spring breakers take to the skies to visit climates conducive to taking in a spring training game, lounging on a sandy beach, visiting a theme park or heading north for some spring skiing. The number one travel tip this spring is to get to the airport early—two hours before a domestic flight or three hours prior to an international departure.
May 23, 2016 | SDRStaff