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Top-to-bottom Refresh of Divi Flamingo Bonaire starts Sept 2014

(Dive Travel Business News- August 7, 2014) -- Chapel Hill, NC and Kralendijk, Bonaire — Divi Resorts announced that it would undertake a top-to-bottom refresh of its Bonaire property, Divi Flamingo Beach Resort. Renovations on the 129-room resort begin in September, with completion scheduled for June 2015.

Codeshare Disagreements Cause Indefinite Air Service Suspensions between Nadi an

(Dive Travel Business News - August 6, 2014) -- All international flights between Nadi, Fiji and Honiara operated by Fiji Airways and Solomon Airlines have been suspended indefinitely.

This follows a stand-off between the civil aviation authorities of the two Melanesian countries which has been going since early July without any solution.

Vanuatu Tourists get a Chance to take Action Against Climate Change

(Dive Travel Business - August 5, 2014) -- A new eco-tourism venture aimed at reversing the effects of climate change on coral reefs has been launched in Vanuatu.

Coral gardening, or mariculture, involves snorkelling to reattach broken pieces of coral to damaged reefs, which can eventually grow into full size coral colonies.

A Secretariat of the Pacific Community technical advisor in Vanuatu, Christopher Bartlett, says the project was launched last week at Worasiviu Village on Pele Island.

Fiji Airways' Launches All-You-Can-Fly 'Paradise Pass'

(Dive Travel Business - August 4, 2014) --  Fiji Airways recently introduced its Paradise Pass, a domestic air pass that allows travelers to fly within Fiji on as many flights and segments as they want for $179 for each sector.

The Paradise Pass can be used to visit the towns and islands of Fiji, including Vunisea on Kadavu Island, Nadi and Nausori on Viti Levu, Savusavu and Labasa on Vanua Levu, and Matei on Taveuni Island.

Bahamas Supreme Court Closes Dolphin Tourism Attraction.

(Dive Travel Business - Aug 1, 2014) -- In a major victory for marine mammals, a Supreme Court judge in the Bahamas has ordered a “swim-with-dolphins” exhibit to shut down and release its eight captive dolphins.

The facility on Blackbeard’s Cay, off the coast of Nassau, had barely opened its doors when Justice Stephen Isaacs ordered its owners, Blue Illusions Limited,  to remove the shallow and unprotected sea pens that the dolphins were held in and restore the area to its original condition.

(Dive Travel Business - July 29, 2014) -- CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA -- FitDiver® Magazine published by Gretchen M. Ashton of ScubaFit® debuts with a complimentary online issue. The special edition, Training for Palau, is found in the newsstand Water Sports and Fitness categories. Beginning with the next issue the quarterly publication will be available for a $19.95 annual subscription, $6.95 single copy purchase and on-demand hard copy printing.

Thai Airways Prohibits Shark Fins in Cargo

(Dive Travel Business News - July 30, 2014) --Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) announces that the carrier has implemented strict Cargo policy on the shipment prohibition of shark fin on THAI Cargo, effective from 15 July 2014.

Stingray City, Cayman’s #1 Tourism Attraction, Enjoys Full Protection

(Dive Travel Business - July 25, 2014) -- For more than 30 years, divers and snorkelers to Grand Cayman have enjoyed a unique first-hand encounter with dozens of friendly stingrays that gather at two sites in the clear waters of the North Sound − Stingray City and the sandbar. This creature experience is on the bucket lists of divers across the world. The celebrity rays have been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, the cover of National Geographic Magazine, and most dive publications.

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.

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