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This month in the scuba bulletin:
:: Dive show news
The Diving, Resort and Travel Expo is coming up in July
:: Travel news
The Cayman Summer Splash will be on from June to September
:: Equipment news
DUI introduces new Polartec PowerStretch Pro
:: Education news
Learn Online at no cost with SSI Scuba Schools
:: Marine conservation 
Make an impact by making small changes like less use of your car
HEPCAS initiative to clean up Crown of thorns in the Red Sea
:: New offers from the last minute board
Swim with the manatees in Crystal River Florida
Dive the pristine waters of the Honduras
Explore Mexico's Riviera Maya on a purpose built yacht
:: Diving business owner and webmaster corner
Get the help you need for Google adwords now. (Google paid result).
 Dive Show news
The Diving, Resort and Travel Expo 2011 will take place on  8th - 10 July 2011 
The venue will be Hong Kong Exhibition Centre (China Resources Building)
Address: 3F, Low Block, China Resources Building, 26 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

This expo that attracts lots of people includes exhibitions from over 100 leading equipment manufacturers, water sports owners, dive resorts, and diving organizations, all in a three day event!
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Travel news
The Cayman Summer Splash will run from  Jun 1 - Sept 30 2011
Visit the Cayman Islands with your family during Cayman Summer Splash (Jun 1 - Sept 30) and experience all that is Caymankind. Kids stay, play and eat free plus they can attend Sea School for free and learn about Cayman's famed marine environment. 

There will be:
Free trips to Stingray city
Free Intro to dive courses
Kids play and eat area
5th night free and more...
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Equipment news
DUI’s most popular drysuit insulation made even better with new material

DUI introduces new Polartec PowerStretch ProExcellent warmth, no bulk, improved durability, and great new look!

DUI is well known for using the best materials in the world for keeping divers warm. That’s why we are a huge fan ofhttp://www.scubapromotion.comPolartec PowerStretch. Made only in the USA, it provides exceptional warmth with the least amount of bulk and unparalleled comfort and flexibility.

Features include:
* Made with NEW Polartec® PowerStretch® Pro for enhanced comfort and durability
* Men’s & Women’s Sizes:
o Men’s S, M, L, XL, XXL
o Women’s S, M, ML, L, XL, XXL
o Made-to-Measure Special Production
* Made with Polartec PowerStretch Pro 560gm/m2
* New hard-shell outer for increased durability
* All-way stretch...
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Education news
SSI ist the only training agency which offers FREE Online Training for Snorkeling, Try Scuba and Open Water Diver.

The benefits are obvious, interested people like you will now have the chance to inform themselves about diving or snorkeling in detail without a financial risk. You are provided with the unique chance to make a knowledge based decision to enroll a new sports.

How does FREE Online Training for the Open Water Diver Program work?

Training can start right away in the comfort of your own home. Online training allows you to learn at your own pace and convenience. It also allows for more practice time in the water.

After you have completed your online academics you will complete a review session with your SSI Dive Center and then get started on your pool sessions. This will be the time for you to practice skills and learn the importance of quality scuba equipment. Once you’ve completed your pool sessions you will be ready for your Open Water Dives.
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Marine conservation
Make a big difference by making a small change in your lifestyle. 
Try going car-free for at least one day this month to cut down on your carbon footprint. Climate change interferes with the ocean's role as regulator of our planet's weather.

1.By slowing down. When driving, it's best to become a "slow and steady" driver. It may take a new mindset, but try to accelerate more gradually and slow down on the roads. The fuel efficiency of an average car improves significantly on highways if you don't speed; for instance, driving at 75 mph (120km/h) rather than 65 mph (105 km/h) increases gasoline use by 25 percent. Fuel efficiency improves even further if you slow down to 55 mph (90km/h)! With spring coming (at least in the northern hemisphere) you can also begin to think of new ways to transport yourself that will help save our ocean planet.

2.By becoming a conscientious commuter. Many of us are addicted to their cars. Even though there are many easy ways to use the car less, with the added benefits of saving money and getting much needed exercise. You can walk and bike more often, take public transportation regularly, actively seek carpooling partners, suggest carless days in your work place, or work from home sometimes. Fewer cars on the roads means less greenhouse gas emissions wreaking havoc on coral reefs around the world, better air for us all to breathe, and less water pollution from runoff from leaking oil and toxic car liquids. 

3.By making you and your community less car-dependent. Supporting good public transit, such as buses and trains, is a long-term investment and requires a real commitment, but small actions like letters to your local paper or to public officials will go a long way to help. You can use this tool to measure the benefits of actual or proposed transit investments in your community. Don't forget that the real costs of car ownership are quite significant, too. And remember, you can get started just by using your bike and setting a positive example. The more people see others commuting consciously, the more likely they are to do the same! Implementing a green commuting option within work helps employers reduce costs, keep good employees, and showcase their company. The U.S. Government business link provides some helpful information and tools on how to implement a telecommuting initiative that will ensures increase in business productivity and employee satisfaction.
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Volunteers clean up Crown of thorns in the Red Sea
After recent reports of a high density of crown of thorns starfish (COT) at Carless Reef, HEPCA scientists along with a team of Blue Water Dive carried out a survey and collection dive in the beginning of this month. 66 COTs were collected and dissected to check for maturity rate. A density of 0.18 COTs per square meter was calculated, which is a clear indication for an active outbreak of the starfish.

A HEPCA statement was sent out and volunteers gathered at HEPCA premises on Wednesday the 16th for a COT cleanup and collection training session given by HEPCA scientists, followed by the second COT cleanup at Carless Reef on the 17th. The group was able to remove more than 100 COTs.

We were relieved to not receive any reports of a high density of COTs on other reefs near Carless. However, the situation needs continued monitoring and further clean-up of the reef is required.
Source. HEPCA

New offers from the last minute board 
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Price $ 45.00 USD 
Destination (country) USA 
Join River Ventures ( ) in Crystal River, Florida on an exciting adventure to swim with the manatees. Manatee snorkel tours are conducted daily, year round, including holidays. River Ventures is permitted by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service to conduct manatee swim tours within the boundaries of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. Come share our love of these gentle and magnificent creatures as you interact with them in their natural habitat.

Price: 1'156USD
Precise date of beginning February 4, 2011 
Precise date of ending April 29, 2011 
Includes week dive package, three gourmet meals daily, 10 boat dives, night dive and unlimited shore diving on Utopia's world class house reef! Insider tip –there is an extra bonus PADI Whale Shark Awareness Course - if interested sign up at “Enter To Win a Free Week Stay” on their website and get the course info and a chance to win a week dive package at Utopia Dive Village. 

Price: 99 USD
Month of trip January 
Precise date of beginning 01.01.2011 
Precise date of ending 31.12.2011 
Number. of available places 20 
This is brand new at the Riviera Maya. Starting from the 1st of January we will do a full day 3 tank diving excursion with a purpose-built deluxe diving yacht. You can enjoy the fantastic Caribbean weather on the lounchers on the sun deck, meet other diver for some small talk on the shady upper deck or have a coffee in the spacious air-conditioned saloon. Enjoy a fantastic day aboard a comfortable yacht with 3 amazing dives.

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Diving business owner and webmaster corner
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Adwords has the advantage of bringing immediate results and providing very useful statistics for your SEO work on your website.
Good results are not so easy to archive and may take a long time in front of the PC. Scuba Promotion (web agency specialized in Promotion for the diving industry) is providing consultancy for Google Adwords. 

Working with a company specialized in the diving industry makes you save the initial cost for the market research. Usually the research for the right keywords for your company costs a lot. Scuba Promotion is keeping an up-to-date keyword analysis that makes you save this time and money. The work will start immediately to optimize your campaign and monitor in order to fine tune it and guarantee you a fast return to investment. A great help for busy webmasters in the diving industry. The costs are about 1/3 of that by a internet marketing company not specialized in the diving industry.
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