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Special option available for New, Part-Time Dive Professionals Interested in Attending DEMA Show 2013

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Qualified dive professionals can register for a one-day experience at DEMA Show 2013 using the Saturday-Only Immersion Pass.  Available for as little as $20 for DEMA Members and $60 for non-Members, The Saturday-Only Immersion pass was created to help Divemasters, Dive Control Specialists, Assistant Instructors and Instructors attend the Show and can be purchased by visiting www.demashow.com and clicking on Register Now.  Those registering for the Immersion Pass will be required to provide credentials as outlined on the DEMA Show website.

Although any diving professional may register for the Saturday-Only Pass, the Immersion Pass program specifically recognizes the need for local or regionally-located dive professionals to attend DEMA Show, even though time may not allow them or they feel they are too “new” to the Industry to attend the entire Show.  Now they can attend DEMA Show without paying full attendance prices and acquire the information needed to remain active in the Industry.

According to Tom Ingram, Executive Director of DEMA, “The Immersion Pass is designed to encourage these upcoming professionals and important diver influencers to explore new products and services, attend seminars and meet face-to-face with Industry colleagues.”  As with everyone attending DEMA Show, professionals obtaining the Saturday-only Immersion Pass are required to provide professional credentials in order to receive a DEMA Show badge and are NOT automatically qualified to receive a “Buyer” designation.

The Immersion Pass provides attendees with Saturday-only access to DEMA Show ExhibitsExhibitor Sponsored SeminarsIRC SeminarsTDRC Seminars and Espresso Education Sessions.  Those attending the Show on Saturday are encouraged to attend two important sessions to help guide the future of our Industry:

Starting off the Show’s Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. will be the Espresso Education Session:   How to Ban the Sale of Shark Fins in Your Area.  Presented by Bob Harris, DEMA Legislative Consultant of Messer Caparello Law Firm, this session will outline how to introduce legislation in your state or community that would make the sale of shark fins illegal.

On Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. all attendees are encouraged to join Tom Ingram, DEMA Executive Director for Saturday’s session:  Moving Toward 2020: Developing a Strategic Vision for the Recreational Diving Industry.  Come brainstorm with your colleagues to guide the direction of the Diving Industry over the next few years and help DEMA implement new ideas, such as those generated during 2020 Sessions in 2011 and 2012:

·         Access to workers compensation and health insurance for DEMA Members, including business owners and their employees.

·         Increased use of social media with the diving community.

·         Implementation of programs to reach a younger audience and bring them into diving.

·         Creation and promotion of programs which encourage “local diving”.

Visit the www.demashow.com for additional information on these sessions and DEMA Show registration.

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The Shark Trust Great Shark Snapshot is back

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The last week of July will see the return of the Shark Trust’s citizen science initiative, The Great Shark Snapshot. It invites divers and snorkellers, all around the world, to record the sharks and rays that they see. This year it takes place between the 20th and 28th July.

The event is back for its 3rd year, and it is happening in “Shark Month”, more commonly known as July! To coincide with a series of events that celebrate all things shark and ray.

Divers, their clubs, dive centres, charter boats and liveaboards are all encouraged to show their support by organising dives and events through the week. As well as gathering vital data, the event will provide a chance to celebrate the incredible shark and ray species that live in our ocean.

Information about the species and numbers of sharks and rays the participants find over the week will be added to the Shark Trust’s Shark Log. This global shark census will, over time, allow shark scientists to build a picture of species distribution and any changes that occur

Caroline Robertson-Brown, Marketing Manager at the Shark Trust said “It is great to see this popular citizen science event back for its 3rd year. Whether you are diving your local dive site, or on a trip of a lifetime, we want divers to join in on the Great Shark Snapshot in July. I cannot wait to hear from the divers and dive organisations about the species of sharks and rays that they see. And where in the world they see them.”

It is easy to join in. Just go diving between 20th and 28th July and record every shark, ray and skate that you and your dive group sees. If possible, take photos and some video footage too. Then make sure that you record your sightings on the Shark Trust Shark Log recordings website or by using the Shark Trust app.

The Great Shark Snapshot is a way for divers to get together, go diving, and do something to help shark conservation. Why not dive in?

Find out more here: www.sharktrust.org/snapshot

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Dive into Luxury: Bunaken Oasis Seeks Seventh Consecutive World Travel Awards Win

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In the vibrant heart of Sulawesi, Indonesia, nestled among the pristine waters of Bunaken Marine Park, lies Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort. For the past six years, this remarkable resort has been recognised as “Indonesia’s Leading Dive Resort” by the World Travel Awards, and it is now in contention for an unprecedented seventh consecutive win.

A Beacon of Excellence

The World Travel Awards are often referred to as the “Oscars of the travel industry,” celebrating the very best in global tourism and hospitality. Winning this award is no small feat and speaks volumes about the exceptional quality and service that Bunaken Oasis consistently delivers. This accolade is a testament to the resort’s unwavering commitment to providing unparalleled guest experiences.

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What Sets Bunaken Oasis Apart?

Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort is celebrated not just for its luxurious amenities but also for the deep, genuine care it extends to its guests. The resort offers a unique blend of elegance and adventure, providing world-class diving experiences in one of the planet’s richest marine biodiversity hotspots.

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The true magic of Bunaken Oasis lies in its people. The resort’s staff are renowned for their warmth, professionalism, and dedication. From personalised diving excursions to bespoke hospitality, every team member plays a crucial role in creating a welcoming and memorable atmosphere. Their passion for excellence and attention to detail are key reasons why guests return year after year.

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Show Your Support

As Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort vies for its seventh title, the support of its loyal guests and admirers becomes even more crucial. Voting for the World Travel Awards is an opportunity for fans of the resort to show their appreciation and help ensure that this gem continues to shine brightly on the world stage.

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How to Vote

Supporting Bunaken Oasis is simple and impactful. Click the link below to show your support and cast your vote for Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort as “Indonesia’s Leading Dive Resort” on the World Travel Awards website.

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Looking Ahead

Winning this award for the seventh time would be a crowning achievement for Bunaken Oasis, solidifying its status as a premier destination for luxury diving and relaxation. But more than the award itself, it is the ongoing support and love from guests that fuels the resort’s continuous pursuit of excellence.

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Whether you are an experienced diver or simply in search of a serene escape, Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort offers a sanctuary of beauty, tranquillity, and unparalleled service. Join us in celebrating this exceptional resort and help Bunaken Oasis secure its place as Indonesia’s leading dive resort for another year.

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For more information about Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort and to experience its magic first-hand, visit their official website.

Dive into luxury and adventure at Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort – where every moment is crafted to perfection.

Email: info@bunakenoasis.com / WhatsApp: +44 7785 576331 / WhatsApp: +62 812 4649 6763 

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