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Interesting Article on Kids and Juniors Scuba Program Success

I found the following article interesting and hope that it might have some impact on creating further kids programs elsewhere.

My own youngest son aged just 14 has recently got his PADI Advanced Scuba Diver ranking and what was even better was his older Brother was his Instructor.

Getting people younger and earlier into the sport will create a much longer period of potential earning for dive businesses and lead to people being more aware and protective of the natural world around them.

Scuba Diving is a pastime that requires some element of common sense and health and safety awareness as well as team work all of which will benefit our children going forwarrd.

Click the Link Below for the Article

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/travel/diving–into-fun-103194904.html

Scuba Diving From An Old Oil Rig Off Malaysian Borneo

Here is a superb article that I found on The Wall Street Journal – Travel

It’s all about Seaventures who operate an Ex Drilling Platform based just of off  Sipadan Island follow the link below it’s a great article.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703376504575491662467118800.html

Scuba Diver Tries for Record Time Underwater

I am not too sure what i think about this:

An American Diver is trying  stay under water for 7 days follow this link for the story:

http://www.cfnews13.com/article/news/2010/september/150898/Scuba-diver-looks-to-blow-record-out-of-the-water

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Scuba Diver 48 Found Dead (Mission Beach, San Diego)

A scuba diver has been found  dead by the San Diego lifeguard near a popular diving spot off of Mission Beach, San Diego, USA.

Click the link for details

Woman Dies After Scuba Diving in Southwestern Minnesota

A 58 year old woman died after scuba diving in Southwestern Minnesota

Read the Story Here:

Fire Shuts Bonaire Oil Terminal

The Tiny Caribbean island of Bonaire is a Popular Scuba Diving Destination and it has been affected by a fire at a fuel terminal.

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Special Offers From Xcess Scuba (Malaysia)

I would like to thank our friends at Xcess Scuba for informing us of their latest special offers for August.

‘Pay and Receive 1 FREE Offers’ – in the month of August 2010!

Why wait for GROUP DISCOUNT?! Pick-up your friend lists à select few of them à choose the destinationà grab on your bag and go as FREE!

Malaysia – < style="text-decoration: underline;">Sipadan / Mabul / Kapalai Islands

Date: 3 – 6 August 2010

Destination: Kapalai Island Resort (Sabah)

Package Cost: MYR 2480.00 (diving) MYR 1990.00 (non-diving)

Offer: PAY 6 – Receive 1 FREE on package!

Available spaces: 7

Indonesia – < style="text-decoration: underline;">Manado< style="text-decoration: underline;"> – Bunaken Marine Park

Date: 4 – 9 August 2010

Destination: Cocotinos Manado Boutique Beach Resort

Package Cost: MYR 3100.00 (diving) MYR 1820.00 (non-diving)

Offer: PAY 5 – Receive 1 FREE on package!

Available spaces: 12

Indonesia – < style="text-decoration: underline;">Sekotong Lombok Diving

Date: 12 – 15 August 2010

Destination: South-West Lombok, Sekotong.

Package Cost: MYR 1400.00 (diving)

Offer: PAY 5 – Receive 1 FREE on package!

Available spaces: 12

Philippines – < style="text-decoration: underline;">Apo< style="text-decoration: underline;"> Reef – luxury live-aboard

Date: 20 – 24 August 2010

Destination: Apo reef

Package Cost: MYR 3400.00 (twin-shared A/C cabin)

Offer: PAY 5 – Receive 1 FREE on package!

Available spaces: 6

Indonesia – < style="text-decoration: underline;">Komodo< style="text-decoration: underline;"> National Park< style="text-decoration: underline;"> – luxury live-aboard

Date: 30 August – 3 September 2010

Destination: Komodo Island (North ~ South)

Package Cost: MYR 2990.00 (twin-shared A/C cabin)

Offer: PAY 9 – Receive 1 FREE on package!

Available spaces: 10

Micronesia – < style="text-decoration: underline;">Palau< style="text-decoration: underline;"> – luxury live-aboard

Date: 10 – 17 December 2010

Destination: Palau & Peleliu

Package Cost: MYR 12200.00 (twin-shared A/C cabin)

Offer: PAY 6 – Receive 1 FREE on package!

Available spaces: 14

‘Pay and Receive 1 FREE Offers’ only valid to the above designated < style="text-decoration: underline;">Destination and Departure Date.

Offers end on: < style="text-decoration: underline;">Before 27 July 2010 and/or based on < style="text-decoration: underline;">First-Come-First-Serve basis

Immediate reservation or more details, email us: contactus@xcess-scuba.comxscuba@streamyx.com

Vacancy for full time PADI Instructor

From Scuba Symphony Posted May 15th 2010

Vacancy for full time PADI Instructor Reknowned PADI dive centre in Malaysia with underwater imaging products specialty Knowledge in photography, PC and Mac, English required. We offer good salary, commissions and accommodation. Email CV with photo to scubasymphony@gmail.com

Faces of the Sea – South Africa Sardine Run – Details

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From –  Faces of the Sea

Just a quick update about availability for Sardine Run 2010

We still have availability on the following dates :

— 19th June 2010 to 27th June 2010

— 05th July 2010 to 13th July 2010

9-day Sardine Run South Africa

Day 1 : Arrive Durban & Transfer to Lodge
We will meet you at Durban International Airport or other pick-up points as required. You can arrive at anytime during the day. You will be transferred [+/- 30mins] to the Lodge, where you will meet the team. In the evening you can enjoy dinner at the lodge or a local restaurant. Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 2 : Transfer to Port St. John & Sardine Run
An early start and we transfer south to Port St. Johns [about 5-hours]. On the way down we receive updates about the Sardine Run movements. When we arrive we launch and spend the rest of the day out at sea enjoying the action and getting up close and personal with almost every species of marine animal including birds, dolphins, game fish, whales and sharks. In the late afternoon we return to shore to check in to our accommodation, situated on the river banks at Port St. Johns. The upmarket lodge overlooks the river and has en-suite facilities. There is a fantastic restaurant and bar to enjoy a meal and some drinks. Overnight Port St. Johns.

Day 3 – 7 : Full Day Sardine Run action
Each morning while we have breakfast, we receive updates about the Sardine Run movements. We launch and we spend the day out at sea enjoying the action and getting up close and personal with almost every species of marine animal including birds, dolphins, game fish, whales and sharks. In the late afternoon we return to shore where we can plan a local excursion or you can just relax and enjoy the bar. There are fantastic views and walks. In the evening we enjoy a meal at the local restaurant. Overnight Port St. Johns.

Day 8 : Sardine Run & Transfer to Lodge
An early rise for breakfast and we enjoy a final morning with the Sardine Run before being we transfer north back to the Lodge. In the evening you can enjoy dinner at the lodge or at a local restaurants. Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 9 : Airport Transfers or Extend your stay
In the morning breakfast is served at the lodge and you are then transferred to Durban International Airport where we will bid you farewell.

2010 Package Costs
Diver Package : R19,800 [approx. £1465 or €1720]*
Non-Diver Partner : R11,800 [approx. £875 or €1025]*
Single Supplement : R1,980 [approx. £147 or €172]*

2011 Package Costs
Diver Package : R21,500 [approx. £1590 or €1870]*
Non-Diving Partner : R11,800 [approx. £875 or €1025]*
Single Supplement : R2,150 [approx. £159 or €187]*

* Based on exchange rate R13.50 = £1 / R11.50 = €1 at 01st June 2009

What’s Included :
Return Airport Transfers, Transfers to Port St. Johns, 8-nights Accommodation, Daily Breakfast, 7-days Sardine Run Diving, Cylinders & Air, Weight Belts & Weights & Diver Permits

What’s Not Included :
Flights & Taxes, Personal Insurance, Dive Gear [can be hired], Lunches, Dinners, Drinks, Passports & Visas

If interested for this year or 2011 drop us an email at info@facesofthesea.com
www.facesofthesea.com

Geko Dive Bali – Special Offers

I have  couple of special offers for you…

May – 4 days diving and 5th day for free

October -Do your PADI Open Water course and 20% discount on your Advanced course

November – 4 days diving and 5th day for free

December – Free photos for PADI Open water course.

These offers are only if you  quote your THIS website when booking and bookings must be made at least 7 days in advance

Cynthia Kasar
PADI Instructor (MSDT 476568)
Geko Dive Bali (PADI R-6029)
web-site : www.gekodive.com
e-mail : gekodive@indosat.net.id