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Dive Safety Just Changed Forever with the Nautilus Lifeline GPS Radio for Divers

(Dive Travel Business News -- December 1, 2010) -- Dive safety just changed forever with the introduction of the Nautilus Lifeline at the Diving Equipment & Marketing Show (DEMA) in Las Vegas in November 2010. The new product was easily one of the most popular new products introduced during the four-day event.

Climate Change will change the face of Caribbean Tourism

(Dive Travel Business News - February 27, 2012) -- According to a report presented by Caribsave at the Cancun COP16 Climate Change Conference, the likely prospect that the ocean will rise one to two metres by the end of the century due to climate change will be disasterous for the Caribbean.  The  report cites 49% of resorts will be damaged or destroyed by a 1 metre sea level rise (SLR). 

Ancient Civilization may be Hidden Under Persian Gulf

(Dive Travel Business - February 28, 2011) -- New research suggests that the  waters of the Persian Gulf may be hiding a lost civilization.  If found, this civilization could change our understanding of human history. In a paper recently published in Current Anthropology, this huge fertile stretch of land may have been home to humans from about 74,000 years ago until about 8,000 years ago. 

Skies the limit for Airline Fees

(Dive Travel Business - March 2, 2011) --  The airlines new motto might be “let no fee go unnoticed. “ The latest: Continental Airlines offers an option to hold a reservation and lock-in the ticket price for 72 hours or seven days. This sounds reasonable except that there's a fee attached, beginning at US$5 for a 72-hour hold and $9 for a seven-day hold. And it's not just for domestic flights:  Overseas routes and International carriers are also starting to adopt similar fees.

(Dive Travel Business News - December 20, 2010) -- Air Pacific, Fiji's International Airline, the world’s friendliest airline, has been voted by the readers of Global Traveler magazine as the “Best Airline in the South Pacific” in the seventh annual award survey for 2010.  This is the third year in a row Air Pacific has been awarded this prestigious award by Global Traveler readers.

Chaos erupts during Egypt's peak tourism season

(Dive Travel Business News - January 31, 2011) -- In the midst of Egypt’s peak tourist season, political unrest with demonstrations in Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan and Suez are clearly upsetting tourism in that country.  The situation is in flux and news media reports have yet to comment on the impact on travelers to Egypt. As of this writing, the Egyptian Tourism Authority’s website makes no reference to the country's current problems. 

Foreign governements issue travel warnings to Egypt

(Dive Travel Business News - January 30, 2011) - Today, the U.S. State Department recommends that U.S. citizens avoid travel to Egypt due to ongoing political and social unrest. Other countries have filed similar advisories. A government travel warning is a serious action that usually triggers cancelations by airlines and tour operators and also affects certain types of travel-insurance coverage.

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