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The world’s Largest Underwater Theme Park aims to attract Snorkelers and Diving

(Dive Travel Business - July 24, 2014) -- A new underwater attraction in Dubai, apparently inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean, The Pearl of Dubai aims to attract scuba diving and snorkelling tourists to the emirate.

Britain Extends Travel Warning to Kenya Coast.

(Dive Travel Business - July 23, 2014) -- Tourists should avoid all but essential travel to Kenya's popular tourist destination of Lamu and the surrounding area, the British Foreign Office said in an update to its travel advice.

Following a string of terrorist attacks over the past four weeks that have left at least 85 people dead, the Foreign Office updated its travel advisory to avoid Lamu County and areas of Tana River County, north of the Tana River.

Prince William new President of BSAC

(Dive Travel Business - July 16, 2014) -- Last Wednesday, Prince William did some SCUBA diving at the Oasis Sports Centre in Covent Garden, London in honor of taking over his father’s post as president of the British Sub-Aqua Club. 

German Tourists Abducted off Sabah, located in the Philippines

(Dive Travel Business - July 18, 2014) -- Two German tourists who have been missing for three months had been abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants and were being held “unharmed” by the al-Qaida-linked gunmen in the jungle in the southern Philippines, security officials said Thursday.

Thai Curfew Lifted by General of the Thai Army as Peace Restored

(Dive Travel Business - June 17, 2014) --On Friday June 13, the nighttime curfew imposed last month by the Thai Army on locals and visitors alike when the Thai Army took control from the government was lifted across the country by the coup leader of the Thai Royal Army.

In Honor of the Captain's Birthday, It's Time To Turn on Your Inner Cousteau

(Dive Travel Business - June 11, 2014) -- Today is the 104th birthday of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Born June 11, 1910 Jacques-Yves Cousteau AC was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie Française. Cousteau died at the age of 87 on June 25, 1997.

Change Comes Through Action - DAY 5 at the Blue Ocean Business Summit

(Dive Travel Business - Thursday June 5, 2014) -- Day 5 of the Blue Ocean Business Summit kicks off on Friday June 6, 2014. This free online industry event calls all stakeholders to the table to discuss the future of the dive industry and the need to bring the ocean into their businesses as a full partner.

The first day, entitled Big Ocean, Big Picture gave participants a powerful grounding on the new way of doing business that will help business owners and travelers ride the waves of change occurring in our industry and world.

World's Most Extraordinary Fashion Shoot: Emmy-Award Winning Cinematographer Sha

(Dive Travel Business - Sunday June 1, 2014) -- Emmy Award winning cinematographer, photographer, scuba diver, and marine conservationist, Shawn Heinrichs will be speaking at the Blue Ocean Business Summit on Friday June 6, 2014.

An independent filmmaker and founder of Blue Sphere Media, a production company specializing in underwater, adventure and conservation films, Heinrichs has acquired considerable first-hand knowledge of the oceans most important marine areas.

New Report: Failure to Mitigate Climate Change, Tourism Plan B Needed.

(Dive Travel Business - May 6, 2014) -- The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report and it's not pretty - but it's not too late if we take serious actions now.

The Climate Change Report makes the issues clear - we are failing to mitigate the problem, our emissions are still going up and we need to contemplate and plan the unthinkable - adaptation to a 4 degree climate change world in the second half of this century.

IATA Committed to Carbon-reduction Targets for a Sustainable Aviation F

(Dive Travel Business - May 2, 2014) -- Geneva, Switzerland -- Air travel is responsible for 700 million tonnes - around three percent - of global carbon emissions every year. But if the growth of aviation continues, this could rise to three billion tonnes by 2050. Public and political pressure on the aviation industry is mounting as Air travel is the world's fastest growing source of greenhouse gases.

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