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Malaysia Government proposes Take-over and Overhaul of Malaysia Airlines

(Dive Travel Business News.com - August 19, 2014) -- Saying Malaysia Airlines needs a “complete overhaul” following two devastating air disasters, the Malaysian government’s strategic investment fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah), has announced a formal process to take full ownership, de-list Malaysian Airline System Berhad (MAS), and take the carrier private before undertaking a "complete overhaul". The fund acted after the double tragedies of flights MH370 and MH17 pushed Malaysia Airlines (MAS) to the financial brink.

Remarkable Warming Reported in Central California Coastal Waters

(Dive Travel Business News.com - August 18, 2014) -- In June, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that the first six months of this year were the hottest ever in California. And it was the second warmest year, on average, in Los Angeles in the last 70 years. California also experienced the warmest winter on record in 2013-2014.

FCO Advises Increased Likelihood of Demonstrations in Egypt

(Dive Travel Business News.com - August 12, 2014) -- According to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, there is an increased likelihood of demonstrations in Cairo and across Egypt on or around Thursday 14 August. This date marks the first anniversary of violent clashes between protestors and security forces in Cairo that resulted in a large number of deaths and injuries. Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations.

he atmosphere at demonstrations can change quickly and without warning. Police may use water cannon, tear gas, birdshot or live ammunition for crowd control.

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

(Dive Travel Business News.com - 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 News.com - 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 News.com - 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 News.com - 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 News.com - 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 News.com - 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 News.com - 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.

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