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Scuba Diving Resource Newsletter #17
Industry Edition
We are all about Scuba Diving and the Lifestyle that surrounds it.
Pack Your Bags – SOLOMON ISLANDS
Mary Island - Photo Credit Steve Jones
The marine biodiversity is exceptional, incredibly healthy reefs look like a Garden of Eden and the absence of crowds is a prime draw. Another clincher is the mind boggling array of WWII wrecks.  The Solomon Islands is east of PNG and consists of nearly 1000 islands. Then there’s the visual appeal, with scenery reminiscent of a Discovery Channel documentary: volcanic islands that jut up dramatically from the cobalt blue ocean, croc-infested mangroves, huge lagoons, tropical islets and emerald forests.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SOLOMONS
Photo by Steve Jones
RED LIPPED BATFISH        Weird Looking With A Unique Ability

They might be strange looking but they are a harmless creature. They have a long and sharp nose and they also look like they put a lot of lipstick on their lip.

What’s interesting from this strange sea creature is that unlike any other fishes, they are horrible swimmers.  They walk along the ocean floor.  What kind of fish that doesn’t swim? 

MORE ON THE RED-LIPPED BATFISH

THIS MONTHS WINNER OF OUR FABULOUS TRIP TO BELIZE
Congratulations to the LUCKY winner of our monthly  St George's Caye Resort, Belize 
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SDR User name: seeggers - Stephen E


Steven increased his chance of winning by adding several valuable Tips for his fellow divers on the Scuba Diving Resource
 
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Great Gift Idea  -  FEATURED CREATURES Online Magazine

Created for school-aged kids and people interested in the world beneath the waves. Monthly editions are filled with fascinating facts, breath-taking still photographs, and a video clip of marine animals captured by award-winning photographers and cinematographers.

The content in each edition is fun and educational. Spend a little time with school-aged kids, and it usually doesn’t take long to learn that many have a keen interest in marine life. We want to fuel their fire, and the content in every edition is created and presented with this thought in mind.

What Featured-Creatures is all about? 

How to Make Holiday Drinks With or Without Booze

As the holiday season ramps up, chances are you’ll find yourself hosting a fete, dishing out appetizers and whipping up some fun, festive cocktails for your guests. But without fail, you’ll also need to provide libations for people who don’t or can’t drink booze, such as your pregnant best friend, a detoxing neighbor, underage revelers and teetotalers. But why subject them to boring soda when you can create a line up of beverages that taste amazing with or without liquor. For your next holiday party, try one of these five concoctions, and wow the whole crowd.

HOLIDAY COCKTAIL RECIPES 
Photo by Tim Nusog

WHAT A 13 LEGGED SEA SLUG?    Check out the Video
In a spineless world that often makes no sense, the only elemental rule of marine invertebrates is that nudibranchs are always strange-looking. And this new footage of a frilly, ghostly white sea slug, taken by a tourist in Bali, is no exception to that rule.  The ghost in question is Melibe viridis, an inexplicably shaped nudibranch that lives in the tropical Indo-Pacific.  Melibe stands out among sea slugs — which, among such a bizarre selection, is a feat in itself — for its strange feeding habits. It feeds with something called a fish net..

FULL ARTICLE & VIDEO
 
Real Review By A Diver Like You – DEN LAMAN, Bonaire

By greendraggon  
We
love Den Laman on Bonaire, we have stayed there 11 years now. Great location, walking distance to great food, best reef on the island just off the dock and all air conditioned rooms.

MORE on DEN LAMAN
MORE on BONAIRE

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By A Diver Like You - Diver2500    
I created a folder in my email box labeled “travel” and keep my itinerary, a scanned version of my passport and my credit cards in it. In case my cards get stolen, I can call my bank, in case I loose my bag with my important papers, I can look up and re-print my tickets and go to the embassy to request a new passport without much hassle. Also its a good idea to make a 2 hard copies of your passport, C-Card, drivers license and a credit card, both front and back and keep them in separate bags.

FOR MORE TIPS by your fellow divers

DO GOOD, LIVE WELL!
 
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A world above & below the Sea of Good Wishes.

One of the real joys this holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you and wish you the very best for the New Year. 

Chim, Ernie, Dexter the Scuba Doodle and the rest of the SDR Team.

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