The Scuba Diving Resource Newsletter #10
We are all about Scuba Diving and the Lifestyle that surrounds it.
Costa Rica Has It AllUnderwater and Topside
No matter what adventure you crave, you’ll find it in Costa Rica.  Costa Rica's underwater wonders range from coastal coral reefs to offshore islands.

Those varied dive spots contain diverse and beautiful marine life that includes giant manta rays, timid sea turtles, colorful angel fish, intricate coral formations, psychedelic sea slugs, spiny puffer fish, delicate sea fans, curious dolphins and, on rare occasions, whales.

The Future of Reefs Just Got Brighter 
A new study found "bright spots" where corals are thriving, despite the unprecedented extent of coral bleaching around the world. A major new study has also found "bright spots" where corals are doing significantly better than anyone expected. 

The reason for the improvement is simple: it comes down to how much the coral reefs are fished by people.This result has important implications for how reefs are protected
Source: National Geographic by Bryan Clark Howard
REVIEW - Wakatobi Dive Resort, Indonesia   by lrc  May 2016
The experience was truly over the top. First of all – it’s in the kind of remote and isolated location that experienced divers are always searching for.  

There is tremendous attention to detail in every aspect, clearly a lot of love and effort have gone into creating this wonderful place.  

I found all the dive sites to be very interesting/fun and would not describe the diving here as being strictly wall-diving. Should be described simply as “great diving.”

In Remembrance of Stuart Westmorland, Photographer   
 1958 – 2016

“A Life That Touches Others Goes On Forever”

Stuart was not only an accomplished Photographer, but also an Artist. What set him apart was his ability to capture “life” in his images. Not only underwater but above. His photos made you feel if you were there, part of the scene.

Unfortunately Stuart left this earth way too early and will be missed by the many who were fortunate to have him in our lives. Stuart zest for life and the many ways he touched so many, will always be with us. Stuart will always be a comfort and inspiration in our lives. 

Through Stuart's Eyes

rough snout ghost pipefish
With their incredible ability to mimic their surroundings and their tiny size, it is not surprising that these spectacular critters are seldom spotted by divers. Usually they are seen hovering next to their matching host, perfectly camouflaged. Their bodies are small and compressed, with large, often ornate fins. They can take on a wide variety of colors including red, white and yellow, depending on their surroundings .... MORE INFO

Photo: Juvenile and Adult Rough Snout Ghost Pipefish by Pipat Kosumlaksamee
Quino El Guardian Presents the Citizen Science Program

Uniting Recreational Divers with Expert Scientists.

Citizen science involves everyday people – just like you – who volunteer to help scientists with their research. You don’t need to have a formal science background to participate. 

Check out this video to learn about Quino El Guardians collaborative Citizen Science trips that bring together recreational divers and marine biologists, working and learning together in the beautiful Sea of Cortez & Revillagigedo Islands (Socorro) ........ VIEW VIDEO

Sea Save Foundation Will Complete Online Ocean Conservation Photo Mosaic by September 3rd
There is Still Time to Upload your Image.  

Sea Save Foundation
will wrap up its highly successful, “Give ‘Em The Fin” campaign in early September, just in time to unveil this digital artwork at the ten day Conference of International Trade of Endangered Species in Johannesburg, South Africa convening on September 24th 

This powerful mosaic will showcase 20,000 images of people “Giving the Fin” uploaded by ocean advocates around the world underscoring the fact that pragmatic shark protection and the resulting conservation is a critical issue not separated by political boundaries. 


NEW Images Reveal ANDREA DORIA Wreck Deteroriating

Considered by many to be the Mount Everest of Scuba Diving.  The Andrea Doria sunk almost exactly 60 years ago. This month, underwater exploration company OceanGate captured underwater images that show the ship's decay.  “This iconic shipwreck has been explored by scuba divers and mixed-gas divers for decades – with the first dive occurring within hours of the sinking.  “These dives have resulted in limited views of the wreck due to the short bottom time available to divers and limited visibility.”       FULL ARTICLE
Source: The Christian Science Monitor/ Christina Beck   

The Classic PIÑA COLADA Cocktail

This recipe will transport you to paradise. Getting caught in the rain is not required.
1.5 oz Light or gold rum
2 oz Coconut milk
2 oz  Fresh pineapple juice
To make the Piña Colada add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a Hurricane glass filled with fresh ice. (You may also blend all the ingredients with crushed ice instead.) Garnish with a cherry and a pineapple wedge.

Cayman Airways now flys 7 days a week from Tampa
Due to increased visitor demand, the airline expanded its nonstop service beginning July 1 and feature daily service from Tampa International Airport (TPA) to Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) through August 31. Visitors traveling from Tampa to Grand Cayman can also enjoy complimentary rum punch and two free checked bags up to 55 pounds each.
Packing Your Dive Gear - Travel Tips from TSA

OOPS, We Are Red Faced. The link in our last Enewsletter did not work. 

Before you get on that plane that takes you to an exciting destination, you must first think about how you should pack your dive gear for the flight.

Here are some suggestions to make sure your expensive equipment arrives safely to your paradise adventure.


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