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Pro Dive Mexico opens new 5 star facility in Cozumel island, introduces “Free Unlimited Nitrox”



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Pro Dive Mexico, an organisation that already operates several acclaimed PADI 5 Star Centers along the Mexican Riviera Maya and on Cozumel Island, announced today that another brand new dive facility will be added to the list and will be inaugurated on the 1st December 2013 – just in time for this year’s busy Christmas season.  The new dive facility will be located at the Occidental Grand Cozumel, an all-inclusive 5 Star property that belongs to the finest hotels that Cozumel offers today, and features Cozumel’s longest and most beautiful white sandy beach, Playa San Francisco.

“The far southern location of this hotel and diving center ensures such a convenient diving experience to the diver, due to its very close proximity to Cozumel’s most renowned and most spectacular reefs. Here, we are just a few minutes boat ride away from sites like Palancar, Punta Sur or Maracaibo. This enables the diver to enjoy an early morning 2 tank around the corner of the hotel at world famous reefs, to be back at the hotel around noon where they can kick back and relax for the rest of the day – a true divers delight!” states Pro Dive Mexico Operations Manager Maria Jose Lledo Jara.

Along with this inauguration, Pro Dive Mexico  also announced the upcoming birth of their brand new “Free Unlimited Nitrox” program.

“In the past we had to limit our free nitrox program to only one free Nitrox fill per person a day,  because we used a continuous blending system requiring the purchase of expensive oxygen. In the future, we will be blending with a modern and state of the art membrane system, making our Free Nitrox program a truly unlimited one. No purchase of oxygen will be required any more and we are happy to pass this 100% saving on to our divers. Even a diver who dives 4 or more dives a day will be able to do all those dives on free Nitrox. That is what we call true “Free Unlimited Nitrox”, and this is actually pretty unique in Mexico”, Maria Jose Lledo Jara adds.

The “Free Unlimited Nitrox” program at Pro Dive Mexico will be introduced firstly at all of their dive center locations in Cozumel island and will then be followed by their Riviera Maya locations in Spring 2014.

For more information please visit Pro Dive Mexico’s website or email them at

Pro Dive Mexico is also Latin America’s leading PADI CDC  center and instructor training facility. To inquire about their GoPro programs contact  or visit .

Pro Dive Mexico’s Facebook Fanpage with lots of pictures and further info is located at Their Twitter page is


Murex Bangka Announce New Oceanfront Cottages & Beachfront Dining



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Located on a private, palm-fringed, white sand beach and surrounded by kaleidoscopic coral reefs that are bursting with colour and teeming with life, Murex Bangka Resort is a haven for scuba divers. A stay at Murex Bangka gives divers the opportunity to experience a virtually untouched, Indonesian tropical island paradise.

This stunning resort that harnesses solar power, is committed to sustainability and marine conservation – is now offering divers even more home comforts with the completion of its new Premium Oceanfront Cottages and a new restaurant offering exciting indoor and al fresco dining experiences.

NEW Premium Oceanfront Cottages

Murex Bangka Resort offers a duplex style and two detached Premium Oceanfront Cottages which are positioned close to the ocean and are just steps away from the beach.

These tastefully appointed and spacious air-conditioned rooms offer comfortable indoor living and large verandas with outdoor seating. Double and twin bed sleeping configurations are available and all Premium Oceanfront Cottages feature large ensuite bathrooms with twin basins.

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As well as the detached cottages, the duplex option offers two more individual premium living spaces. For families and groups of friends, the two adjoining duplex cottages and the shared adjoining common living room area may be opened up – making this an ideal and generously proportioned for option for families and groups who prefer to stay closer together.

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  • Large verandas with ceiling fans
  • Ensuite ocean view bathrooms with hot water rainfall showers
  • AC throughout the night
  • Minibar
  • Dressing table/desk area
  • Ample storage
  • King size or twin beds with mosquito nets
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Ample wall sockets for charging accessories
  • Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating
  • Shared common/living area (Duplex Cottages)

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New Beachfront Dining

After a day of diving, guests can now kick-back, relax and enjoy flavours from around the world in Murex Bangka’s new beachfront restaurant. As well as serving a la carte dishes from the inspiring menu, diners can enjoy both buffet and family-style offerings.

Dishes combine the freshest of local ingredients and include options for a range of dietary preferences and restrictions. Bangka’s new menu has been carefully curated with the assistance of an internationally renowned food and beverage consultant and there is a focus on combining traditional classics with more contemporary international plates.

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The new and impressive free standing main restaurant allows guests to dine just meters from the shore while enjoying beautiful beach and sea views. Three meals a day are on offer as well as an enticing selection of specialty coffees, teas, mocktails and cocktails. A wine menu is also available and a cold beer (or beverage of your choosing) makes for a perfect way to end the day while watching the sunset over the ocean.

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Book Your Stay

If you would like to find out more about Murex Bangka or to make a reservation, contact: or take a look at the Murex Resorts website:

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Oceanic+ Dive Housing Awarded the Red Dot Product Design Award 2024




Oceanic, a pioneer in scuba diving technology for over 50 years, announces that its Oceanic+ Dive Housing has been honored with the prestigious 2024 Red Dot Design Award. This esteemed recognition underscores Oceanic’s commitment to innovation and excellence in product design.

The Red Dot Award is an internationally renowned accolade, celebrating exceptional design quality and innovation across various industries. Each year, thousands of products from around the globe undergo rigorous evaluation by an expert panel of judges, with only the most outstanding designs receiving this esteemed award.

The Oceanic+ Dive Housing impressed the jury with its sleek and functional design, seamlessly integrating with both Apple Watch Ultra and iPhone devices to transform them into fully functional dive computers. This innovative product not only enhances the diving experience but also exemplifies Oceanic’s dedication to providing cutting-edge solutions for divers worldwide.

“We are thrilled to receive the 2024 Red Dot Product Design Award for the Oceanic+ Dive Housing,” says Mike Huish, CEO of Huish Outdoors. “This accolade is a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence in design and technology in the dive industry. We are immensely proud of our team’s hard work and commitment to innovation.”

The Oceanic+ Dive Housing joins the ranks of previous Red Dot Award winners, reaffirming Oceanic’s position as a leader in the dive industry. This prestigious recognition further solidifies Oceanic’s reputation for delivering exceptional quality and performance in its products.

About Oceanic

Founded in 1972 by industry-pioneer Bob Hollis, Oceanic is a global dive leader committed to providing innovative, reliable, accessible and easy-to-use dive equipment to recreational divers so they can focus on what matters most: exploring the underwater world and appreciating the wonders of marine life. For over 50 years this philosophy has been woven into everything Oceanic does and is the foremost reason the company is considered a best-in-class, recreational dive brand. Oceanic is one of Huish Outdoors’ premier dive brands. To learn more, please visit

Sea & Sea is the home of Oceanic and other leading diving brands in the UK. 

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