Scuba Sport Magazine has suspended operations due to lack of industry support. This includes future issues, magazine sponsored trips and any other activities.
The magazine, which has grown from an initial circulation of 10,000 to over 20,000 was becoming increasingly popular to divers. On the digital side, every new issue was receiving over 1500 downloads within the first 30 days of being released. The magazines Facebook page has grown to over 4500 fans.
But it didn’t seem to catch on with diving equipment manufacturers, travel agencies, resorts, diving operators & liveaboards; who seemed to feel their marketing budget was better spent elsewhere.
Subscribers will either receive pro-rated refunds for their remaining subscriptions, or will receive copies of a comparable magazine. These should begin appearing in mailboxes in the next 30-60 days.
We wish to thank everyone who did subscribe, as well as those who did support the magazine. Companies we would like to thank include include UNEXSO, who were a proud sponsor in every issue, as well as Aggressor Fleet, Pau Pilau, Sunset House, SeaLife, Seac, Force-E Dive Centers, Olympus Dive Center & Dive Dawg Apparel.
Hey last minute travellers! The Aggressor Fleet is offering special pricing on the Kona Aggressor for select weeks in February and March. Here are the special weeks.
Kona Aggressor II, February 9 – 16, 2013- Only $1500
Kona Aggressor II, February 16 – 23, 2013 – Only $1500
Kona Aggressor II, March 9 – 16, 2013 – Only $1500
There has never been a better time to check out the incredible dives off of Hawaii. This includes the world-famous Manta Ray Night Dive!
To book, or for more information, go to www.aggressor.com
Like many other Bahamas diving destinations, Bimini, a Bahamas “Out Island” that’s just 50 miles from South Florida, is famous for its world-class dive sites, incredible underwater visibility, and its diversity of marine life.
Now, Bimini Sands Resort & Marina announces scuba diving vacation packages featuring daily two-tank boat dives with its new Neal Watson’s Bimini Scuba Center.
Directed by award-winning diver Neal Watson, the new Bimini Scuba Center features a
40-foot custom dive boat accommodating 30 divers, a commercial compressor for tank refills and the only Nitrox fill station in the Bimini Islands. Located at Bimini Sands Resort & Marina’s Beach Club property, the dive shop is adjacent to the beach and freshwater pool; the resort’s fine dining restaurant, Bimini Twist, and Mackey’s Sand Bar, its popular sports bar. Click Here to learn more about this Bahamas diving opportunity.
Be in Diveheart’s Book of Dreams!
Diveheart has been working on writing and publishing the Diveheart Book of Dreams, based on testimonials of our divers and volunteers. The long-established non-profit organization specializes in introducing scuba diving to people with disabilities and wounded war veterans.
We know that there are hundreds of volunteers and divers that have a story to tell. The non-profit organization wants you to tell them your story. Click here to learn more.
Dive travel enthusiasts! As many of you are already aware, we LOVE to cover diving destinations that are off the beaten path. You know, ones that haven’t been covered dozens of times in the past year or two.
With this in mind, we invite you to follow along with our editor as he embarks on another awesome assignment, this time to Okinawa. The article will apear in the March 2013 issue of Scuba Sport Magazine.
We thought it would be fun for Joe to keep us up to date on the happenings on this dive travel assignment: the diving, the sights, the local flavor. Whatever adventure he finds (and he tends to find a lot), he will be sharing it on the Scuba Sport Magazine Facebook page the day it happens.
To follow Joe on this adventure to Japan, be sure to go to our Facebook page and “like” it. Here is the link: CLICK HERE
After 40 years since its foundation, the Italian scuba equipment manufacturer Seac Sub is expanding back to the US. This new branch, Seac USA Corporation, was officially “born” on July 16, 2012.
This is a crucial step in the development project that Seac started more than 3 years ago with a total renewal of its management, and huge investments in terms of facilities, employees, products and brand image campaigns. To read more, click here.
Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Fleet began operations in June 1987 with the introduction of the original Caribbean Explorer in the Northeastern Caribbean. Twenty-five years later, EV remains true to its roots and continues to offer outstanding dive experiences at an exceptional value. The company now boasts 6 liveaboard destinations across the world, including Saba, St. Kitts and St. Maarten in the Northeastern Caribbean, plus the Turks & Caicos Islands, Southern Bahamas, Galapagos Islands, Maldives and the Dominican Republic.
To see the last of the incredible 25th anniversary specials, click here
Which diving destination do you want Scuba Sport Magazine to cover?
For the May issue, we will be covering one of the Aggressor/Dancer boats. But we want our readers to us where to go. Don’t say “to Hell” as we’ll go to the Cayman Islands. As an added incentive to vote, five voters will receive Scuba Sport Magazine T-shirts. So, where will it be?
The diving destinations and liveaboard boats are: Kona Aggressor (Hawaii diving), Carib Dancer (Bahamas diving), Cayman Aggressor (Cayman Islands diving), Sun Dancer (Belize diving), Turks & Caicos Aggressor (Turks & Caicos diving), Island Dancer (Fiji diving) or Galapagos Aggressor (Galapagos diving).
Click here to go to our Facebook page to vote on which diving destination you’d like to see featured. Be sure to “like” us while there!
Most of us that have had the opportunity to dive in the ocean, especially in warmer climates have had an encounter with a sea turtle. But very few are like this one.
OK… We all know that touching or harrassing a sea turtle is not only unethical, but also illegal. But what if the turtle is harrassing you?
CLICK HERE and check out this hawksbill sea turtle that is very insistent on making a new friend.
Did you have an interesting encounter with a sea turtle, shark, eel or some other sea life that you’d like to share? E-mail us @ firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about it.