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The Scuba Diving Resource Newsletter #1 
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Meet the Cuttlefish

One of the brainiest, most bizarre animals in the ocean. A bizarre, alien-like creature like no other. It's an animal with eight sucker-covered arms growing out of its head, three hearts pumping its blue-green blood, and a doughnut-shaped brain. It has the ability to change its color and shape to blend in with seaweed and rocks, and it has a knack for switching on electrifying light shows that dazzle its prey. Perhaps most surprising of all, this animal is quite intelligent, with a highly complex brain.
Philippines: Wrecks, Hammerheads & Large Schools of Fish

Marco Vincent Dive Resort has recently returned from its first visit to Maestra De Campo, Coron Bay and Apo Reef. We spent 6 wonderful nights exploring some of the best wreck diving in the Philippines. Coron Bay is home to a fleet of Japanese ships that were sunk during 1944. With Cathedral Cave and Barracuda Lake Coron is one of the most interesting diving areas in the Philippines. We spent the final 2 days of the cruise diving at the Apo Reef natural Park. We saw Hammerheds, White tip sharks, stingrays and large schools of Barracuda before ending our charter in Puerto Galera. 
Maestre De Campo, Coron Bay and Apo Reef. We explored the ship wrecks of Coron with extra visits to Cathedral Cave and Barracuda Lake. The second part of the trip was spent diving on the pristine reefs of Apo Reef. View Video
Get Certified in Belize

St Georges Caye Resort is offering FREE scuba certification For trips between May and October of this year. Just requires a 7-night stay for one person, or two people coming on a 5-night or longer dive package.
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Getting Married Underwater

A huge congratulations goes out to Charmaine and Stanley Chow who just got married in the best conditions possible ‘Underwater in Puerto Galera, Philippines’. Divers conducted an  under water wedding with our resident “priest” (Jamie Gladwin), the groom and the bride all on scuba. Now they will have these underwater memories saved forever, not only on video and photos but also in your hearts.
It was a great day for all the staff here at Asia Divers/El GalleonWe wish the happy couple the best in their lives together. hope they will continue to make those under water adventures as the best buddy team there can be. View UW Wedding Video
Two for One at Anthony's Key 

At Roatan’s #1 Destination. Plan your trip for any available week – at a rate that sure to make you smile. 1st Bungalow Occupant PAYS normal rate, Second Guest PAYS ZERO.
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Palau VS Poachers 

The island nation has mounted an aggressive response to illegal fishing in their waters. How they protect themselves may help the rest of the world save all of the oceans.  
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Garuda Baggage Increase

Good news if your traveling in Indonesia on Garuda Arlines! The Indonesian Airlines has reinstated the free 23kg baggage allowance for sport equipment on their domestic flights..  
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US Passport Expiring Soon?

State Dept advises Renewing now. Officials are expecting a flood of renewals of 10-year passports issued in 2006 and 2007.  There has also been an uptick, officials said, in first-time applications from Americans in states that have not yet complied with the Real ID Act, which sets stricter standards for driver’s licenses and other identity cards.
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Sport Chalet Closes

The Sporting Goods retailer abruptly announced April 16th that it was closing all of its 47 stores. All Sport Chalet stores will remain open for several weeks, offering customers the opportunity to use their remaining rewards and gift cards, and to take advantage of great sales. Sport Chalet gift cards, rewards certificates and store credits will be honored through April 29th, 2016. 
Scuba Show

June 4-5, 2016 - Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA. Over 76,000 square feet of exhibit space, 300+ exhibitors, seminars and clinics, film festival, and more!  
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