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6 Reasons To Use A Dive Travel Agent

Even for experienced dive travelers, planning and booking complicated dive trips online can prove daunting. Deciding where to start a search, best times to travel to destination,  getting there with smooth connections, finding hidden charges and so much more…  And then taking the time to put together all the separate and often non-refundable pieces. Or . . . you can use a professional to help.

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July 12, 2016 |

Travel Thoughts – On Your Terms

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

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 |

Best Places to See Hammerheads

Along with the whale shark and the manta ray, to dive with hammerheads is probably up there with the most coveted additions to any divers log book, and also one of the most elusive. They take their name from the unusual and distinctive structure of their heads, which are flattened and laterally extended into a “hammer” shape called a “cephalofoil”.


June 29, 2016 |

New App Helps You Enjoy Your Long Layover

If you’re heading to the airport the recommended three hours before your flight this summer, you might as well plan to enjoy your extra time there, right?

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

June 28, 2016 |

Sunken American WWII torpedo bomber discovered in Pacific

Source Fox News Rob Verger

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

June 22, 2016 |

Amira Live-Aboard Review

Photo and article By Jinky Dinorog

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

June 16, 2016 |

Do you need travel insurance?

Source  Amy Davis 

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.
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June 16, 2016 |
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