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"It's super!... an outstanding reference and we adore it." -- Dive go back and forth journal. "The ideal resolution to readers who demand scuba/snorkel recommendations." -- Anton group Newspapers. "A should have for divers, snorkelers or those that simply like to waft in liquid turquoise." -- big apple legislation magazine. an entire replace of the best-selling blend dive-travel consultant, a publication that has turn into defined within the diving international as a "bible." This specified booklet covers the simplest wrecks, dives, snorkeling trails, partitions, reefs and marine parks in Florida, Hawai`i, California, the Caribbean and Latin-America. All websites are rated for visible excellence and required ability point. appealing colour pictures supplement the completely researched textual content. For landlubbers, there are sections on sightseeing, seashores and different land-based objectives. Diver-friendly motels are indexed, besides B&Bs and resorts all of which cater to the dive crowd. most sensible Dives of the Western Hemisphere additionally recommends neighborhood dive operators, and tells you the place the closest decompression chambers are came upon. safeguard details and pointers on go back and forth coverage for divers also are given.
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This area is typified by large mushroom-shaped coral heads scattered across a soft sandy bottom. The heads rise about 10 ft from the sea bottom. Angel's Camp and Eden Banks are two nice areas. Larger pelagic fish are often seen here. The reef averages 75 ft in depth and is riddled with undersea canyons and caves. Divers are flanked by massive coral buttresses as they swim down perpendicular surge channels. Larger groupers and turtles inhabit the depths. Less than a mile out from the Lucaya beach, the continental shelf abruptly drops off from a depth of 80 ft to more than 2,000.
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Be sure to check first with your insurance agent. Keep a list of all your dive equipment and other valuables including the name of the manufacturer, model, date of purchase, new price and serial number, if any, on your person when traveling. Immediately report any theft or loss of baggage to the local police, hotel security people or airline and get a copy of that report. Both the list and the report of loss or theft will be needed to collect from your insurance company. Do not expect airlines to cheerfully compensate you for any loss without a lot of red tape and hassle.