The Scuba Diving Resource Newsletter #13
We are all about Scuba Diving and the Lifestyle that surrounds it.
Best Places to See Hammerheads
Along with the whale shark and the manta ray, to dive with hammerheads is probably up there with the most coveted additions to any divers log book, and also one of the most elusive. 

They take their name from the unusual and distinctive structure of their heads, which are flattened and laterally extended into a “hammer” shape called a “cephalofoil”.  

Pack Your Bags – PALAU
Considered by many experienced dive travelers to offer some of the best dives in the world and as one of the Top 10 Diving Destinations.

Palau features coral reefs, blue holes, wartime wrecks, hidden caves and tunnels, more than 60 vertical drop-offs to play with, and an astonishing spectrum of coral, fish, and rare sea creatures.

Meet the Harlequin Shrimp
Harlequin Shrimps (Hymenocera picta) are beautiful creatures. 

Their shape is what makes them so distinctive. They look more like a blossoming flower than a shrimp… sometimes called clown or dancing shrimp – exhibit brilliant purple or blue polka-dot markings on their white bodies and blue and white stripped legs.

BREAKING NEWS – 3 Nations Create Giant Reserve
rough snout ghost pipefish
Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Colombia announce historic protections to safeguard sea turtles, sharks, and a variety of other creatures off their coasts.
Concern over a worldwide decline in marine life prompted the presidents of Ecuador, Colombia, and Costa Rica to announce agreements Friday to increase protection of some of the most biodiverse ocean waters.  The agreements bring the marine reserves off the three nations to 83,600 square miles.

TAKA - New Live-Aboard in the Solomon Islands

Taka is the newest live-aboard in the Solomon Islands.   The vessel accommodates up to 24 guests. Divers enjoy between 4 and 5 dives a day from our spacious dive deck equipped with hot water showers. Nitrox is available and the vessel is rebreather friendly and well set up for photographers. In addition to diving, you will love the village visits and beach picnics on every 7 and 10 day tour. We are very much looking forward to hosting you on board Taka!


MAKING A DIFFERENCE - 5 Things You Can Do to Protect the Ocean

One can make a difference when it comes to your watershed and ocean health.

Together,the little changes we take can make a huge difference. And remember, you don’t have to see the ocean to protect it.

Here are 5 things, you can do....

by evasor    I was on the Indo Siren some months ago and I had an incredible time on board!

The service was above my expectations! I knew the service was good, but not as good as it was! They really spoiled me!  The crew knew exactly what I wanted even before I asked for it!
The boat was incredibly comfortable and spacious! 

Rum 101 - Nothing Says Vacation Like A Cool Rum Drink

Rum lovers around the world owe a great debt to a simple plant: sugar cane. The multi coloured tapestry of rum styles spanning the Caribbean, Central and South America is as rich as the history and culture that encircles this great spirit. 

Rum Lovers around the world owe a great debt to a simple sugar plant: sugar Cane.  100's of years ago ....      Drink Responsibly.



TRAVEL SMART - 9 Ways to Travel Better

Simple strategies for smoother, worry-free travel. The words “tourist” and “traveler” are often used interchangeably, but for seasoned globetrotters they carry distinctive meanings. While a traveler seeks out the unfamiliar and the uncomfortable, a tourist stays in his comfort zone, sticks to major cities and enjoys staying at hotels with amenities that rival those at home. And unlike tourists, travelers seek culturally immersive experiences and venture off the beaten path and, in turn, are rewarded with meaningful and enriching experiences. 

Your fellow Divers rely on your recommendation and reviews when searching for the best experience and value for their hard earned dollars.

Maybe you’ve discovered a little known or special dive operator, an exemplary Dive Shop, Resort, Live-aboard or a special piece of gear. Your fellow divers would not only like to hear your feedback but they would benefit.

Share your experiences, adventures with like-minded divers and travelers and get unbiased advice from people who’ve been there, done that!

And be entered to WIN a Trip to BELIZE


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