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Anilao – Hot New Critters (Muck) Dive Destination


What is Critter / Muck Diving?

By Tom Gorman of Gorman Dive  Adventures and Travel

Photo by Mike Bartick 

If you have not been to Anilao, Philippines, well, you should! It is rapidly gaining the reputation as one of the globe’s most Bio-diverse marine life destinations.  Critter buffs in the know have been keeping one of the world’s best scuba diving locations secret long enough.
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April 3, 2016 |

WAKATOBI – At Home on the House Reef

Steve Miller shares his love of the underwater treasures that lie within a stone’s throw of the resort’s shoreline.

No bubbles. That’s always a good start to the day. As I complete the usual pre-dive leak check and lift my camera housing from the freshwater tank, a porter appears and immediately takes it from my arms. Smiling, he asks “will you be needing a taxi boat today?” Looking out to where the turquoise waters of the shallows transition to a deep blue, I reply “no, I think we’ll just swim along the jetty to the wall.”

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March 31, 2016 |

Fitness for Diving in the Hawaiian Islands


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

Most divers don’t think “blue water diving” when visiting this tropical vacation destination, but the Hawaiian Islands are located near the middle of the Pacific Ocean more than 2,400 miles from the United States and more than 4,000 miles from Asia. Channels around the nine most commonly known Hawaiian Islands range in depth from 200 to more than 10,000 feet deep. The sheer size of the land masses can give divers a false sense of security. Conditions around the islands change quickly. Shore diving is prevalent with rugged volcanic terrain or steep deep sand and pounding surf.  Read more

March 30, 2016 |

Quinio El Guardian Citizen’s Science Dive Expedition


By: Beverly Peterson

Almost a month has passed since Quinio El Guardian Citizen’s Science Dive Expedition set sail to the Revillagigedo Archipelago, (Socorro Islands), from San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.  Each day I think of some part of that trip.  I live in La Paz, BCS, Mexico.

I remember everyone was finally aboard on November 7th and we set sail.  The seas were calm, the crossing was gentle.
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March 27, 2016 |

Roatan – First Edition of the International Underwater Film Festival




ROATAN, Turquoise Bay Dive & Beach Resort is proud to host the first edition of the International Underwater Film Festival. While a new and young film festival, the inaugural edition already promises top names in the underwater filmmaking industry.

Held April 9-16, 2016, the event will feature seminars, an on-site competition, an International Film competition and a Gala Night. The Gala event will be held on April 15, 2016 at the Beach Club San Simon, where winners will be announced.
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March 23, 2016 |

Packing For A Dive Trip


Packing for a Dive Trip has special considerations from other trips.

Before you get on that plane that takes you to an exciting destination, you must first think about how you should pack your dive gear for the flight. Here are some suggestions to make sure your expensive equipment arrives safely to  your paradise adventure.
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March 18, 2016 |

Travel Tip – Stolen Credit Card


Stolen Credit Card: If I’ve prepared properly, this theft would only be a terrible inconvenience, not a huge calamity.

Here’s a few of my know-before-you-go hints….

1) Diversify your money— take travelers checks, credit cards, bank cards as well as cash (U.S. cash is best because it’s recognized in most places). Never carry everything in the same place.
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March 10, 2016 |

Where the heck is Kosrae?


And why should I go there?

You may want to go there because it is so very remote and so very pristine. It is truly a diver’s paradise.

Located 1400 miles Southeast of Guam and 2900 miles Southwest of Hawaii, it is the eastern most island of Micronesia. From the States, you fly United Airlines Island Hopper, with twice per week service from Honolulu. Read more

March 4, 2016 |
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