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WOW Tour Presents – Cozumel Mexico 2017

Only THREE spots remain. Space is limited. If you know anyone that may be interested, please share   This year, the 15th year of traveling to Mexico, I have arranged an array of activities. Diving is the primary activity this trip. You arrive Cozumel December 16, 2017. You will be shuttled from the Cozumel Airport to arrive the condo no earlier than 3pm where you will begin to meet other guests as they arrive. That afternoon, evening, as a group is you choose, you may head to the local store to pickup any food supplies you require to make your week comfortable. That evening, the group may decide to go out to eat or remain at the condo. You are free to do what you desire. The next morning we are off to the marina … Read entire article »

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Mexico tourism tax increase from 14 to 19%

We have just been informed that the tourism tax for the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico is about to increase from 14 to 19%. This will effect Cozumel, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Isla Mujeres.  This higher tax rate is slated to take effect on January 1, 2014. Most hotels are not allowing to prepay to avoid the increase. … Read entire article »

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DEMA Show 2013 – Orange County Convention Center – Orlando Florida

DEMA Show 2012 saw four fantastic show days with thousands of people flooding the aisles of the exhibit hall which features hundreds of exhibits all dedicated to the diving, action watersports and travel industries. Mark your calendars for DEMA Show 2013, November 6-9 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. DEMA Show has gone mobile!  Click here to view event details, the floor plan and show specials on your mobile device. ATTENDEE        EXHIBITOR    MEDIA     FLOOR PLAN     FEATURES   HOTELS    REGISTRATION   About DEMA Show                 About DEMA                    Join DEMA Sponsors                                Show Floor                       Seminars Register                                  Book Hotel                       Contact Us Produced by DEMA, The Diving Equipment & Marketing Association Toll Free: (800)-862-3483 Phone: (858)-616-6108 Fax: (858)-616-6495 Email: info@dema.com 313 South Patrick Street Alexandria, VA 22314 Managed by National Trade Productions (NTP) Toll Free: (800)-687-7469 Phone: (703)-683-8500 Fax: … Read entire article »

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Submit news worthy event for 1000’s to see

So you believe you have something that is publishable? Are you privileged to new that is currently happening or worthy event occurring in your area that you would like to share? Send your story or news to story@divetalking.com Our Master Editor will review your submission. Candidates submissions of events and news are reviewed my the Master Editor and any submission chosen is then sent to the Chief Editor. If the Editor in Chief likes your submission, we may contact you for further details and publish your story/news on divetalking.com Subjects submitted should be related to ocean awareness, conservation or local events yet can be any subject if related to water, fresh or salt. For example: Diver finds lost ship, or whales found offshore, turtles begin breeding, and so on. They can be a long time … Read entire article »

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PADI now part of Lincolnshire Portfolio

PADI is the largest organization in the world committed to the education, training and certification of recreational SCUBA divers, and to the continuing education and training of SCUBA diving instructors. PADI is also the world’s largest professional membership organization serving the SCUBA diving industry, with a total membership base of approximately 136,000 individual instructor members and over 6,000 retail and resort members in 175 countries and territories throughout the world. PADI was founded in 1966, … Read entire article »

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Submit to the National Geographic Photo Contest

National Geographic Photo Contest   As a leader in capturing our world through brilliant imagery, National Geographic sets the standard for photographic excellence. Last year, we received more than 20,000 entries from over 130 countries, with professional and amateur photographers across the globe participating. Well, it’s that time of year again—enter today! Send us your best shots in any of these three categories: people, places, and nature. Please submit images that accurately reflect the captured moment in time. In other words, keep it real. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., Read more by clicking here   … Read entire article »

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Reminder: Lionfish Derby Palm Beach Shores, Florida

  Lionfish Derby: A Lionfish Derby is Aug. 18 out of Sailfish Marina in Palm Beach Shores. Teams of up to four people collect lionfish while scuba diving or free diving. Entry fee is $150 per team and more than $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded for the most, biggest and smallest lionfish. The captains meeting is 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Sailfish Marina. To register, visit REEF.org/lionfish/derbies or call 305-852-0030. … Read entire article »

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Lionfish Derby Aug. 18 out of Sailfish Marina in Palm Beach Shores

Lionfish Derby: A Lionfish Derby is Aug. 18 out of Sailfish Marina in Palm Beach Shores. Teams of up to four people collect lionfish while scuba diving or free diving. Entry fee is $150 per team and more than $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded for the most, biggest and smallest lionfish. The captains meeting is 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Sailfish Marina. To register, visit REEF.org/lionfish/derbies or call 305-852-0030. … Read entire article »

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