The Scuba Diving Resource Newsletter #4
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How to go to CUBA now!   
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Travel to Cuba just got easier and, probably, less expensive.

The US government has announced new rules that allow Americans to travel independently to Cuba on what they call “people-to-people” trips. Americans can go to Cuba  if the trip falls within one of 12 categories....

Critter Paradise Bali
Most people know Bali for it's culture, party tourism and as a hub to many exotic dive destinations in Eastern Indonesia. Very few people know that Bali has fantastic diving to offer, especially for critter lovers. The underwater world in Bali offers a great variety of species. Located in the southwestern part of the coral triangle, the richness of the coral reefs is unique. More than 3,500 species have been discovered here. 

Divers find 1,600 year old TREASURE Off Israel coast.
Chromodoris Annae from the front. Padang Bai, Bali, Indonesia © andamanse
A chance discovery by two recreational divers uncovered Israel's biggest find of underwater Roman-era artifacts in three decades. 

A Roman ship with bronze statues, coins and other artifacts probably sank in a storm in the ancient Mediterranean harbor off Caesarea shoreline.    Divers have been unearthing some rare archaeological treasures on the bottom of the sea, off Israel's coast in Caesarea, during the past few weeks.    

Rhinopias Scorpionfish
Images by Jamie pollack

These very beautiful scorpionfish, the holy grail for underwater photographers are rare, so an encounter by a fortunate diver is a highlight.

Their rareness may be due in part to their cryptic behavior, excellent camouflage and the fact some species live in habitats that are not readily explored itself.


Happy Birthday! ScubaDoRag Turns Sweet Sixteen! 
Fashionable Gear for Divers. Designed for safety, action and style.

Suuz Martines. founder and creator of the ScubaDoRag recalls the companies history.

Like many who start scuba diving, I was lured in by the sirens of the sea, not knowing my life would forever change. I left my “Home” and became a very small fish in the enormous ocean.  While a designer in real life, I developed

by Jennifer Idol, the first woman to dive all 50 states. The book relives her amazing journey.

“This is not only about diving. It is about fulfilling a great idea & a wonderful quest The photos are fabulous. The story is a fun read and an enjoyable way to learn about the value and variety of water in the USA.” 
Review by Cathy Church.


See The Big Stuff - Socorro Islands Video by TL Sea Travel 

Venture to the Socorro Islands on Rocio Del Mar! Whalesharks, silky, Galapagos, hammerhead & white-tip sharks adorn most of the sites of this unique area!

Thousands upon thousands of fish surround the divers before they are treated to multiple manta and dolphin encounters! 

Verde Island Passage Underwater Photo Competition

Marco Vincent Dive Resort is delighted to be hosting the event  -  January 26-29, 2017.

With top prizes including a trip to Tubbataha as well as other destinations in the Philippines. There will also be camera and dive equipment prizes as well.
Divers will be welcome to join from all areas of the Verde Island Passage. Confirmed categories will include Macro and wide angle among others. 


Travel Tip  - Email yourself your travel documents 
By Diver2500:
In case my cards get stolen or I loose my important papers,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., 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. 

More Dive & Travel Tips
PADI Woman's Dive Day
July 16, 2016

Diver Gathering, Bali - Indonesia
August 25 - 28, 2016

Dive Fest Saint Lucia
September 10 - 17, 2016

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