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Whether we like to think about it or not, scuba diving is a potentially hazardous pastime. With the correct training, proper equipment, and sensible decision-making, it is unlikely that you will ever be involved in an incident. However, accidents do happen, even when the rules are followed. A broken toe, falling on an unsteady boat, or even food poisoning can cause missed dives and a ruined trip, and extra costs can soon add up!

 

galapagos diving

Anyone who has visited the Galapagos Islands will undoubtedly label it as one of the top destinations they’ve encountered. Masses of diverse marine life, unique endemic species, and some of the best shark diving in the world. Situated in such a remote location, it’s no surprise that the area’s isolated wildlife has evolved independently, creating a one-of-a-kind trip for nature enthusiasts and divers alike. 

great white shark guadalupe

Bluewater Travel has long been an advocate of underwater conservation, and we understand only too well the value of a rich and diverse marine ecosystem. Many of our most memorable dive trips have been as a result of awesome encounters with iconic marine creatures, experiencing a brief but intimate snapshot of their world that will stay with our guests for a lifetime.

Aggressor Fleet has announced a brand new addition to their growing fleet, the Arabian Aggressor! The Arabian Aggressor offers 7 to 11-night itineraries to Sudan and Djibouti, starting in 2021. 

The beautiful 111-foot (34-meter), 20-passenger Arabian Aggressor liveaboard yacht features 10 private cabins with en-suite bathrooms and picture windows or portholes.

 

Have you ever wished you could give something back to the underwater world that has provided you with beautiful and fun experiences since the moment you learned to dive? Are you ready to dive for a worthy cause?

Buddy Dive is offering a new PADI Coral Restoration Specialty Course, which will give you that opportunity! There are several different levels requiring different time and dive commitments, including:

Kungkungan Bay Resort has made some big upgrades to their resort, which include a new and improved reception area, referbishing 9 rooms (including adding some wood floors) and more.

Also new is a weekly "One Hour Culture Show", which showcases local traditions for visiting divers. KBR staff members perform Tari Piring Dance from the island of Minangkabau and The Tumatenden dance, a fairy tale about an ancient couple in North Sulawesi. Kolintang music and a guitar trio provide music for the show.

Crystal Blue's Camera Room

 

A Look at Crystal Blue's Camera Room

 

Crystal Blue is a great resort for underwater photographers visiting Anilao, and it shows in their camera facilities. Upon returning to the resort from the dive boats, photographers have access to dedicated camera rinse tanks and padded shelves for temporary storage and lightly drying the gear. From there, divers take their cameras into the air conditioned camera room, which features:

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