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Dengue-like Chikungunya Fever spreads across the Caribbean

(Dive Travel Business -- August 29, 2014) -- In December 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported local transmission of chikungunya in Saint Martin. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people. This is the first time that local transmission of chikungunya was reported in the Americas.

Local transmission of chikungunya is now being reported in other countries in the Caribbean. As of August 11, 2014, the following Caribbean countries have reported cases of chikungunya:

How to Stop Shark Attacks Without Killing Sharks

(Dive Travel Business - August 28, 2014) -- It’s that time of year when you’ll be inundated with all things shark, what with Sharknado 2 and "Shark Week" on the Discovery Channel. And so scientists want to remind everyone that we can coexist with the landlord, as surfers refer to the ocean’s top predator.

Donsol Whale Shark Research and Ecotourism Sustainability Program

(Dive Travel Business - August 26, 2014) -- Donsol, Sorsogonin the Philippines rose from a fifth-class municipality to a first-class town because of the Community-based Whale Shark Ecotourism Program, which the local government and WWF started more than a decade ago.

WHO declares Ebola an International Health Emergency

( - Monday August 25, 2014) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in accordance with the International Health Regulations (2005).

Aurora Expeditions offers Antarctic Snorkeling and Diving in 2015

(Dive Travel Business - August 22, 2014) -- Aurora Expeditions will be offering passengers the chance to snorkel  and scuba dive in Antarctica in 2015 during what is midsummer season in the south pole. It’s moulting time for penguins and flight school for cormorant chicks.

The snorkelling and diving trips will be conducted daily, depending on the weather, in sheltered bays, offshore islands and ship wrecks in Antarctic waters during the expedition. 

Tourism Operators and Eco-Aware Divers Clean Up the Coast during Go Eco Phuket 2

(Dive Travel Business - August 21, 2014) -- PHUKET/BANGKOK, Thailand – Go Eco Phuket, a collective of eco-aware scuba divers, diving shops, and businesses from Phuket once again joined forces with groups and individuals from the public and private sectors to organize one of Thailand’s largest coastal and reef clean-ups.

Coral-Growing Program an Added Attraction for snorkelers to Maldives Resort

(Dive Travel Business - August 20, 2014) -- A house reef complete with a dedicated shipwreck is one of the outstanding features at Centara Grand Island Beach Resort & Spa Maldives, enjoyed by snorkelers, divers and even the occasional underwater wedding party, and now the resort has embarked upon a program designed to rehabilitate parts of the reef that have stopped growing and promote the growth of new coral.

The program is part of Centara Grand Island’s energetic policy towards environmental conservation.

Malaysia Government proposes Take-over and Overhaul of Malaysia Airlines

(Dive Travel Business - 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 - 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.

Apply for the "Best Dive Job in the World" in Bali.

(Dive Travel Business - August 15, 2014) -- Indonesian-based diving company, Blue Season Bali, has launched the third edition of its incredible “Best Dive Job in the World” competition, giving one lucky winner the chance to train to become a PADI-certified dive instructor on the tropical island of Bali.

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