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:: Novelties in the Scuba Diving Portal
The Numidia Wreck is now online in the Scuba Diving Portal
:: Dive show news 
The London International Dive Show will take place from March 31st to April 1st 2012.
:: Follow us on Facebook
GooDive has launched two new pages on Facebook
:: Equipment news
Oceanic launches the ION 3x mask
Release of the Cousteau Collection
:: Education news
DAN Expands Per-Trip Insurance Offerings
:: Marine conservation 
A few easy tips to start contributing to marine conservation today
:: New offers from the last minute board
Take a Trimix course in Dahab, Egypt
Scuba diving packages in Malta and Gozo
Oonas Dive Club in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, is offering discounted packages
:: Diving business owner and webmaster corner
Why work with a web agency specialized in the diving industry?
Novelties in the Scuba Diving Portal
The Numidia wreck, Big Brother Island, Egypt is now online in the scuba diving portal.
This vessel was just on its second voyage when it smashed into the northern tip of the Big Brother Island. Due to the hard collision the bow got seriously damaged, the ship began to take water and sank.
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Dive show news
Get ready for LIDS 2012
Start your spring diving season with a visit to the London International Dive Show (LIDS 2012) at ExCeL in London. 
The show is cheduled to take place from March 31st to April 1st 2012.
There will be more than 200 exhibiting companies, a top line-up of diving speakers, free seminars, two diving pools and a host of in-show features.

In addition to new-look in-hall features, LIDS 2012 will have expanded dive-travel and underwater photo areas and more comprehensive support than ever before from PADI and BSAC. Both agencies will be running dedicated dive presentations throughout the weekend, and BSAC will be featuring the Branch Pods and special university dive-club area that proved so popular at the recent NEC Birmingham Dive Show.
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Follow us on Facebook
GoodDive recently launched two new pages. GoodDive Scuba Diving and I Love Diving.

If you go and like the GoodDive page you will be the first to have newsfeed about novelties. Feel free to post on this page. This will also help propagate GoodDive in the Facebook world.

Go and like the I Love Diving page and it will show that you are a memebr of the I Love Diving. Don't be left behind, be a part of it!

Equipment news
Oceanic introduces the ION 3x mask, Wide Angle View.
It's a three-window mask featuring Seamless Panoramic Lens technology to increase visibility while underwater. No more blind spots! Designed to fit medium and large faces, this mask comes with our Neoprene Comfort Strap and easy-adjust swiveling buckles.

-Specially designed for medium and large faces
-Low volume design with unobstructed panoramic view
-100% liquid silicone skirt
-Easy-adjust swiveling buckles
-Extremely lightweight and low profile
-Tempered glass lenses
-Neoprene Comfort Strap included.
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The Cousteau Collection is released.
This is an interactive sticker album featuring explorations and discoveries of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, that was produced with Cousteau Divers and Cousteau Society. This app is available on iTunes ( and on Facebook (

This is not a commercial app as 65% of all revenues goes to - a non-profit organization Cousteau Divers ( - for support of their projects (30% goes to Apple or Facebook and 5% is distribution & hosting).
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Education news
DAN has expanded Per-Trip Insurance Offerings
What does this mean for travelers? They, can choose from three customizable levels of protection

For over 30 years divers have known the value and quality of DAN membership and dive accident insurance. Traveling divers discovered that same value and quality when DAN launched travel insurance program. Always looking for ways to offer more to divers and nondiving travelers, DAN has expanded its per-trip travel insurance program, now giving travelers three customizable levels of coverage from which to choose. 

“Be it emergency assistance, medical information or insurance products, DAN’s focus has always been about providing quality to the diving community,” said William M. Ziefle, president and CEO of DAN Holdings. “With travelers going to increasingly diverse locations and investing greater amounts in their travel, a single program was not going to continue to fit their variety of needs. So we enhanced our travel program to address the need for flexibility while still offering the reliability and excellence people expect from DAN.” 
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Marine conservation
We do not need to do huge things to conserve our planet. Mayn easy and simple actions go a long way. Start chipping in now. Here are a few tips.
1. Mind Your Carbon Footprint and Reduce Energy Consumption
Reduce the effects of climate change on the ocean by leaving the car at home
when you can and being conscious of your energy use at home and work. 
A few things you can do to get started today: Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs, 
take the stairs, and bundle up or use a fan to avoid oversetting your thermostat.

2. Make Safe, Sustainable Seafood Choices 
Global fish populations are rapidly being depleted due to demand, loss of habitat,
 and unsustainable fishing practices. When shopping or dining out, help reduce the 
demand for overexploited species by choosing seafood that is both healthful
 and sustainable.

3. Use Fewer Plastic Products 
Plastics that end up as ocean debris contribute to habitat destruction and entangle
and kill tens of thousands of marine animals each year. To limit your impact, carry
a reusable water bottle, store food in nondisposable containers, bring your own cloth
tote or other reusable bag when shopping, and recycle whenever possible.

4. Help Take Care of the Beach
Whether you enjoy diving, surfing, or relaxing on the beach, always clean up after
yourself. Explore and appreciate the ocean without interfering with wildlife or removing
 rocks and coral. Go even further by encouraging others to respect the marine environment
 or by participating in local beach cleanups.

5. Don't Purchase Items That Exploit Marine Life
Certain products contribute to the harming of fragile coral reefs and marine populations.
 Avoid purchasing items such as coral jewelry, tortoiseshell hair accessories 
(made from hawksbill turtles), and shark products.

6. Be an Ocean-Friendly Pet Owner
Read pet food labels and consider seafood sustainability when choosing a diet for your pet. Never flush cat litter, which can contain pathogens harmful to marine life. Avoid stocking your aquarium with wild-caught saltwater fish, and never release any aquarium fish into the ocean or other bodies of water, a practice that can introduce non-native species harmful to the existing ecosystem.
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New offers from the last minute board 
Here are a few of the ads featuring in the last minute board:

Price: 800 EUR 
We are offering an advanced trimix course in Dahab, Egypt during the 10-15th of February 2012. We are diving sites like Lighthouse for the shallow part and blue hole and the canyons for the deeper dives (100M). The trimix course is conducted by PADI Platinum Course Director and Tec IT Jonas Samuelsson based in Dahab with Team Blue Immersion and Planet Divers.

Price: 265 EUR 
We have an existing group scuba diving package to Malta & Gozo. Price ranges from 225 Euros depending on accommodation required. Luxury villa accommodation for large groups is available and great prices. Large discounts available for large groups. Existing package includes 10 dive packs. Equipment hire will be additional. Currently includes day boat trip to Gozo to dive the best sites in Gozo. Great opportunity to obtain a great quality low price diving package.

Price:349 EUR 
Fancy some winter sunshine and superb diving? Come and spend a week with us here at Oonas Dive Club for only 349 euros you will get: - 7 Nights en-suite room (based on 2 sharing a twin room) - 6 days boat diving (2 dives/ day, tank & weights included) - Meet and greet airport service - Airport transfers - freenitrox (2 x 12l tanks per day, if qualified) - All taxes and service charges included Conditions 1.Holiday must commence and end between 1 January and 29 February 2012 2. Price is per person, based on two sharing a twin room - single supplement is 58 euros per week 3. Equipment hire is not included - 25 euros a day for full equipment 4. This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offers

Check the board regularly for new great deals.
If you have a great offer don't hesitate to post it. This service is free!!

Diving business owner and webmater corner

Why should you work with a web agency specialized in the diving industry?
The biggest cost for a web agency during an intervention on a website is the creation of the strategy. 
They must first understand your project and your industry. If your website has to be optimised for search engines they have to do a key word research. A key word reasearch is very time consuming and will need some tests. This is why search engine optimisation takes time to get good results.
All this time will be paid for somehow. By using a web agency specialised in the diving industry you will have the advantage that they have analysis, keyword research and special tests already done. This means you will pass much less for the same results. 
You may end up with a website optimised for search engine optimisation with the right keywords for the price of a normal website.
Usually search engine optimisation (SEO) costs several times the price of a normal website. So your savings will be huge. This is the financial point of view.  Plus you will have all the advantage of speaking the same language. They will know how to respect security points in your text and also what is an OWD, liveaboard, equipment and all the professional jargon.
Here's a link to the oldest web agency specialised in the diving industry for over 10 years.
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