The Scuba Diving Resource Newsletter #3 
We are all about Scuba Diving and the Lifestyle that surrounds it.
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Win A Resort

Kosrae Nautilus Resort, Micronesia.             

Most people would think of a good raffle prize as something like a bottle of decent spirits or perhaps a free trip to a spa. But an Australian family is giving everyone in the world the chance to win their island paradise for the modest price of just $49.


CHOO  CHOO ...... It's Manta Ray Train 
One of the best experience a diver could probably have is to dive with Manta Rays. 

These are highly intelligent creatures with many showing a remarkable ability to interplay with divers and snorkelers. In fact, they have the largest brain-to-body ratio of all sharks and rays which may explain this playfulness. 

More Facts about Manta Rays
1) The word Manta is Spanish for Blanket or Cloak and I'm sure you can see why. Refers to their large "blanket shaped" bodies.
2). Interactive minds: Manta rays have the largest brain to body weight ratio of any living fish giving it enough smarts to make the average dolphin jealous. 


Chromodoris Annae from the front. Padang Bai, Bali, Indonesia © andamanse
The Turtles of Baja  

by Tara Short 

Olive, Ridley and Leatherback sea turtles all frequent the productive waters in this region and make for exciting encounters when on a dive. Coming face to face with prehistoric reptiles reminds me why I started diving in the first place. Speckled brown shells, intricate green scales, and slow graceful gliding, these turtles make epic journeys across the sea--some even swimming half way to Japan and back!

Lionfish: Gotta Eat ‘Em to Beat ‘Em
Big problems call for big solutions, and there has been a lot of talk recently about how to address the big problem of invasive lionfish in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico. Although experts believe complete eradication of lionfish is highly unlikely, we can – and should – work toward population control. The answer is simple. Eat them.  Fortunately for us, lionfish have moist buttery meat and is delicious.

Review from Diver Like You: Honduras- Laguna Beach Resort
by mnsteere 
My wife and I spent a week diving with Laguna Beach Resort Utila in March. The dive boats are well kept. The dive guides were friendly and helpful. The resort is well kept, the rooms are excellent. The food was also very good….


Introducing the DIVE DRIFT ANCHOR 
Lightweight, affordable and strong. The Drift Dive Anchor allows you to hold a stable position in a current without kicking and wasting energy or air while viewing undersea life. 

The ideal tool for buoyancy control, as a pulling device to generate propulsion instead of kicking, as a stand off device to reduce contact with coral. Small, lightweight and portable - perfect for travel.

Paradise Taveuni, Fiji  Set to Reopen 28 May with New Improvements  

Paradise Taveuni is set to re-open on 28 May 2016 following the damage sustained from Cyclone Winston. 

Owners and resident managers, Allan and Terri Gortan, are delighted with the rebuild having welcomed 80 local staff, friends and previous guests who have come together to assist with the renovation of existing buildings and construction of three new rooms as well as new dining areas.


Travel Tips for Summer Travel

The #1 tip: Get to the airport early
 TSA expects passenger volumes to drastically increase this summer. The number one travel tip this summer is to get to the airport early.
Passenger preparedness can have a significant impact on wait times at security checkpoints nationwide. To facilitate the security screening process, TSA is reminding travelers to follow these tips:


Scuba & H20 Adventure Show 2017
31 Mar - 2 April, 2017

We are happy to announce the return of the SCUBA & H2O ADVENTURE SHOW at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center.

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