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Scuba Diving Resource Newsletter #32
We are all about Scuba Diving and the Lifestyle that surrounds it.
World’s Biggest Gathering of Whale Sharks

TO SEE A single whale shark,the world’s largest fish, a solitary behemoth that can grow to school-bus size — is a rare experience.   Seeing hundreds gathered in one place is unprecedented. It’s one of the most incredible gatherings of animals that’s ever been recorded. It’s mind-blowing,” said marine biologist Al Dove of the Georgia Aquarium.   The so-called Afuera gathering, described April 29 in Public Library of Science One, took place in August 2009 off the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula

FULL STORY AND WHERE TO SEE THEM

 
Pack Your Bags: MALAYSIA- Sipadan, Mabul and Kapali Islands
The diving around the islands of Sipadan, Mabul, and Kapalai off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia on the island of Borneo is some of the best in the world. Large schools of barracuda, jacks, bump head parrot fish, turtles, and sharks are just a few of some of the larger marine life seen on almost every dive!
It’s not surprising that Malaysia is regarded one of the world’s top dive destinations.
Video by Travel Master 

FOR MORE ON MALAYSIA
Don’t Let Your Ears Ruin Your Dives!   By Boby Taylor
You’ve completed your final checks; you jump into the water, signal to show you’re ready and begin your decent. You try to equalize, but nothing happens, you try again but still nothing happens and now you feel discomfort.
Do you continue trying to descend or end your dive before it has even begun? It is incredible to think that almost every diver at some point in their diving career will suffer with ear and equalizing issues.

The Full Guide on Ears & Diving
The Firefish Goby aka the Firefish or the Fire Dartfish
Red Fire Goby or Red Firefish
It's no mystery how this fish got it's name--just look at the tail! Doesn't it remind you of glowing embers? 

Firefish (Nemateleotris magnifica) are beautiful and peaceful marine fish from the Indo-Pacific.  Firefish (Nemateleotris magnifica) are beautiful and peaceful marine fish from the Indo-Pacific.  LEARN MORE
5 Star Review – Kungkungan Bay Resort, Indonesia    
Kungkungan Bay Resort, From the lens of KBR people
By divegig    We have been at KBR the third time now and again have been surprised by the friendliness and professionalism of the staff. This includes expressly the staff of the restaurant, the dive-center and the room-service.  We have come around the world of diving quite a bit and still like to come to North Sulawesi to see our KBR friends again.

FULL REVIEW & INFO

FREE AIRFARE To MEXICO on Bookings Aboard Quino El Guardian

Don’t Wait, limited space on selected 2017 Cruises   Join us on select 2017 Quino El Guardian Liveaboard Dive Trips to the magical SEA OF CORTEZ, the majestic islands of SOCORRO or a wild BAJA EXPLORATION and get FREE AIRFARE of $300 per person!

Manta’s, Whalesharks, Sharks, Rays, Sealions, Nudis and so much more…  DETAILS

How to Stay Hydrated While Traveling

Lots of walking, hours spent in the sun, breathing off a scuba tank … traveling can be exhausting. Being 36,000 miles in the sky for seemingly endless stretches of time doesn’t improve dehydration too much either, but there are still ways to stay healthy during long airplane rides. While carrying a water bottle around with you is highly recommended, we understand that it can be heavy and burdensome. But don’t worry; there are other methods for beating the heat..  We asked doctors, dieticians, and nutritionists to weigh in on ways to avoid…  FULL ARTICLE

Think Pink Photo Competition

The name of the game is PINK.  We want to see your best images featuring pink, from the color of your subject to a flash in the background, from the lightest blush to the deepest fuchsia.  Wide angle, macro, marine life, divers – anything goes!  Photos may have been taken anywhere, anytime.

100% of the proceeds from this effort will be used to support the fight against breast cancer.

CONTEST DETAILS

Dirty Pirate Popsicles
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum….

Cool off with an adult Dirty Pirate Popsicle made with Coke, rum and Kahlua. These popsicles are a perfect summer treat with the Captain's kick—and you can make them.

RECIPE

MORE TIPS
From YOUR FELLOW DIVERS on everything from Travel, Dive, Food, Photo....

St George's Caye, Belize   -  Choose Your Summer Discount

St. George’ Caye Resort offers Free Airfare, Free Scuba dive or 5th & 7th Nts free

Now thru Sept 30th, choose from FREE Airfare, or a FREE Scuba Dive for Two (no experience necessary!), or your 5th & 7th Nights FREE.

Come have your best summer vacation yet on our secluded island near the reef.

Don’t forget: we also have a Teacher Special this summer!    DETAILS ON SPECIALS

Become A Diveheart Adaptive Dive Buddy!

Do you want to be part of an Adaptive Dive Team that helps divers with disabilities Imagine the Possibilities?
© Learn to build confidence in the lives of children, adults, and veterans!
© Discover the power of the pool by helping at our local programs! 
© Participate in trips geared towards adaptive divers around the globe!
© Experience hands-on empathy training!
© Take Courses throughout the year!

How To Become a Diveheart Adaptive Dive Buddy! 
Save On UPS Shipping With New DEMA Program

DEMA is pleased to announce that our Members can now save up to 34%* with UPS®! Plus get 50%* off select services for up to four weeks after you enroll!* Save on a broad portfolio of shipping services:
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Have Questions? Call Siriani 800-554-0005 (M-F, 8 am to 6 pm PST) 
 
Make the most out of your DEMA Membership with this valuable Member benefit! 

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