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Scuba Diving Resource Newsletter #22
We are all about Scuba Diving and the Lifestyle that surrounds it.
The Holy Grail of Nudibranchs  -  the “Melibe Colemani”
This absolutely unbelievable species doesn’t even look like an animal, let alone a nudibranch.

For many nudibranch lovers the “Melibe colemani” is the top their list on must-see creatures.

This critter is so perfectly camouflaged that it is very hard to spot.  This very strange underwater creature Bizarre Melibe is almost entirely transparent with opaque white threads .... LEARN MORE
Pack Your Bags – Chuuk (Truk), Micronesia

A major WWII battle left the lagoon floor littered with WWII Japanese freight and armed military ships during Operation Hailstorm. Decades later, they have become natural reefs, adorned in coral with homes for fish but with all of the war artifacts still aboard. They are fascinating sites to visit and most are shallow enough for all experience levels of divers. The ships are now thickly overgrown reefs with over 700 fish species and nearly 400 corals plus numerous invertebrates.

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Diving The Great Blue Hole Of Belize
 

SCUBA divers from around the world recognize the iconic photos of the Blue Hole in Belize, a “bucket list” dive for experienced and novice divers alike.

The Great Blue Hole, as it is often called, is part of the Lighthouse Reef and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see amazing limestone formations of stalagmites and stalactites, haunting and worth the trip in themselves. You may also swim with a variety of sharks, giant groupers and other pelagic species

MORE OF THE BLUE HOLE EXPERINCE

A SHARK DIVING SAFARI Like Nowhere Else In The World!
SOUTH AFRICA PREDATOR EXPEDITION  with Cape Town Highlights
SA is considered the shark diving Mecca of the world with over 200 different species of shark, rays and skates. When you are not coming face to face with some of the world’s most beautiful sharks, other encounters are expected with game fish, Cape Fur seals, African penguins, dolphins, and endemic fish species.  A visit to South Africa is not complete without three popular tours;  the picturesque Cape Point Nature Reserve, a Wine Tour where you get to sample some of the finest wines, and a BIG 5 game safari.
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THIS MONTHS BELIZE TRIP WINNER IS…….

Congrats to  K4Fish / Adam K on Winning a Dive or Leisure Package to the Gem of Belize, St Georges Caye Resort

Adam, one of Instagram friends won by simply registering on the SDR site. You can increase your odds with every useful tip and / or a review you add.  

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Fish n Fins Palau Receives Prestigious Award

Fish ‘n Fins Dive Shop received the prestigious “2017 Tauchen Award” at the biggest Water Sport Exhibition in the world “DAS BOOT” that was held in Dusseldorf, Germany.

The TAUCHEN Awards - the "Oscars of the Diving Industry" are awarded outstanding companies and products in a total of 17 categories of technology, tourism and diving education. 

Fish ‘n Fins, Palau’s leading dive and tour center are the pioneers & still standard for diving Palau.  Fish ‘n Fins Dive center along with the Ocean Hunter fleet of liveaboards is owned and run by Navot & Tova Bornovski.

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MALDIVES BLUE FORCE - Awarded BEST BUILT LIVE-ABOARD

in the Maldives in 2014 and is also considered one of the top three boats in the Maldives.  Arguably the best value at unbelievably low rates. The luxurious Blue Force One is a custom built 42m liveaboard delivering year-round diving trips to the spectacular reefs of the Maldives. Divers will get the chance to explore the beautiful dive sites of the Maldives, including special trips at certain times of the year that will take divers ‘off the beaten track’ and experience pristine dive sites to the South. Manta Rays, Hammerheads and Whale Sharks are common sightings.      LEARN MORE

How to Take Great Vacation Photos on Your Dive Trips

You could lose the souvenirs you buy when you go on vacation, but the pictures you take from your trips will last forever. “Travel pictures instantly transport you back to those destinations and evoke the good times you had,” . says travel photographer Natalie Amrossi

Fear not, inexperienced photographers — you can take great pictures even if you’re not a pro.
Here, Ms. Amrossi tells you HOW

 

by mkn  This trip was fantastic! I was not a photographer to start, but sat in on the seminars. The group was a mix of seasoned, beginner and professional underwater photographers. Near the end, I even borrowed a camera, filled a memory card with shots, and ended up with a few that are gorgeous on my wall! If you are curious on photography, a seasoned pro or just want to dive (and have people take pictures of you for memories!) It is a blast.  

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