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Blessed by placid conditions, breathtaking clarity and a plethora of ancient wonders to explore, The Red Sea is a globe-topping destination that should be on every divers bucket list.  The Red Sea has a little something for everybody—and heaps of history sprinkled on top. Dive amongst Ancient Egyptian ruins, WWII wrecks and a plethora of...
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Nothing tops the feeling of packing for a long-awaited dive trip. You’ve had the dates marked on your calendar for months. You’ve done all your research, booked all of your connections, flights and logistical hurdles, and now it’s finally time to pack your bags.  The biggest pre-packing quandary of all? What kind of diver are...
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Legend has it that when Alex Garland wrote his seminal classic, The Beach, he did it from a very special place. Tired of seeing his fellow westerners overrun Thailand, Garland decamped to the Philippines, where he discovered new inspiration, new vistas, and also a new creative spark that he harnessed in creating the famous novel. ...
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The Land of Smiles—and clear, warm waters—is practically a rite of passage for divers and water-sports enthusiasts. On the east side, the Gulf of Thailand waits invitingly with some of the best training sites (and parties) this side of the equator. On the west side, the Andaman coast holds legendary jewels and marine parks christened...
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One bag; so many uses. What is so great about a mesh bag?  They are underappreciated, yet used all the time.  They are perfect for transporting wet gear, keeping the sand at the beach, and even stowing underwater treasures and trash while diving.  Check with any experienced diver or watersport junkie and you will find...
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You don’t know how many times I’ve witnessed another diver on the boat with gear scattered everywhere.  It not only creates a problem for other divers, but builds upon any pre-dive stress they may have.  Experienced divers know that an organized dive bag, whether it is a roller bag or mesh one, will get you...
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