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- Scuba-Specific Hyperlinks
- Travel-Related Hyperlinks
- Travel Books and Magazines
- Travel Medicine and Health Information
- General Interest Hyperlinks
- Cooperative Links
- Divers Alert Network
Dedicated to the safety, education and research of the scuba diving community, DAN is "Your Dive Safety Association." If you are not already a DAN member, this link includes a way to join online. All of us at Island Dreams are members, and we highly recommend that you also partake of this valuable service.
- Undercurrent Magazine Online
This is the web site for savvy-divers. Undercurrent is the only ad-free, consumer publication for sport divers. Since 1975 it has provided unbiased reviews of scuba diving operations and dive equipment. Now they've implemented Undercurrent Online, offering you access to this and more via the web. Check 'em and let me know what your think.
- Secret Sea Visions
Enjoy fabulous photography and insightful commentary on the web site of one of diving's most adventurous couples. Maurine Shimlock and Burt Jones are award-winning photojournalists and pioneers of diving on some of the world's most remote coral reefs."
- Scuba Diving Magazine
Rodale's site offers equipment reviews, travel information, events listings, and searchable indexes.
- Diving Index
This is an online scuba diving directory with worldwide listings.
- Skin-Diver Magazine On-Line
Well the magazine is gone, but this site still seems to be working. The Skin Diver includes stories, photos, and reviews, plus a really weird talking webbot named "Kodie."
The National Association of Underwater Instructors. "Safety through education."
The Professional Association of Diving Instructors. "The way the world learns to dive."
- The International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers
IANTD offers all levels of diver and instructor training including openwater, deep air, nitrox, oxygen, trimix, rebreather, cave and wreck. Visit Voyager, ProPlanner, Abyss, oxygen analyzers, and Nitrox Diver magazine.
- Scuba Diving Info4u
Everything Scuba Diving, from About Scuba Diving to Thailand Scuba Diving.
- Nikon Camera
The Nikon homepage.
- Ikelite Underwater Systems
The Ikelite homepage.
- Wet Pixel
The Digital Photography Resource for Divers. News, Galleries, Reviews and More.
- Divers Supply USA
Online Scuba Divers Resource Guide. Buying Advice, Reviews, Recalls, Safety, Medicine, Weather, 1000's of related links.
- La Mer Majik
Photographs from Bob Bowdey, a professional underwater photographer, dive boat Captain, and an all around great guy.
- Deborah Fugitt - Underwater Photographer
Deb Fugitt is an underwater photographer and writer of the highest rank. Her site includes lots of pages, photos and graphics so don't go surfing unless you have some time to stay and enjoy it!
- Sea Challengers - Natural History Books, etc.
Over 200 titles in stock covering saltwater and freshwater fishes, sharks, dolphins, whales, corals, invertebrates, reptiles, plants, shellfish, trout, marine mammals and more.
- The Slug Site
The Slug Site is an image oriented home page devoted to study of Opisthobranch Mollusks (nudibranchs). This interesting site is maintained by Michael D. Miller of San Diego, California.
- Ocean Planet
From the Smithonian Museum of Natural History comes an online exhibition, and a beautiful web site promoting understanding and conservation of the world's oceans.
- National Marine Sanctuary Program
Join Island Dreams in support of our own country's vital marine sancturaries. The mission of the National Marine Sanctuary Program is to identify, designate and manage areas of the marine environment of special national significance due to their conservation, recreational, ecological, historical, research, educational, and/or aesthetic qualities.
- The Great Barrier Reef Visitors Bureau
Want to learn more about diving in Queensland, Australia? This site provides a great deal of valuable information.
- Texas Scuba Divers Page
If snorkeling or scuba diving is part of your lifestyle, or an all consuming passion, you've come to the right place. This site is being designed for everyones enjoyment, from the novice to the advanced and professional divers or anyone remotely curious about the sport.
- Discovery Diving
Located just south of Cape Lookout in Historic Beaufort, N.C., Discovery Diving is a FIVE Star PADI Resort. They offer wreck diving trips to W.W.II ships that were victims of German submarines as well as to one German sub, the U-352, that itself was sunk by U.S. Destroyers.
- Captain Seaweed Charters, Inc.
Swim in the clear waters of Florida's Key West, where the wild dolphins play! Encounter these beautiful animals in their own habitat! These are wild dolphins, not captives.
- Performance Diver Online
An Alternative Dive Store selling equipment and accessories by mail order. (Just be sure to support your local dive shop too. They are there for sales, service, instruction, air fills, etc. KDK)
This site is dedicated to the art of underwater photography.
- Albany Aquanauts Dive Club
A great dive club in Albany, NY.
A scuba diving resource.
- Key West Diving
Scuba diving and snorkeling in Key West, Florida.
Scubatogs Diving T Shirts & Jewellery
Overview of information about beautiful Bali, Indonesia.
- How to Plan a Dive Vacation
Helpful article by Lindsey Morgan.
- Destination Ex
Thinking about Australia? Travellers' information and online booking for accommodation and tours direct from Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Cairns and Port Douglas. Explore 200 video's and 800 pages of travel writers' reviews.
- Lonely Planet Online
Down-to-earth travel information. Lonely Planet travel guides are designed to kickstart your travels and help you on your way. Just a click away is the latest travel information sourced from authors, researchers, and fellow travellers.
- Planet Ocean Charters - Key West Dolphin Swims
Visiting the Florida Keys? Consider Planet Ocean Charters. They offer reef trips and wild dolphin encounters.
- South Pacific Organizer
Guidebook writer David Stanley provides mini-guides to South Pacific destinations, answers to FAQs, listings of films, music, and books, and links to numerous other travel sites.
An extensive Travel Web Directory
- The Weather Underground
An excellent resource for USA and world-wide weather information.
- The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
"PATAnet" is a site for destination information and news on travel to the Pacific Asia region. PATA is an international non-profit association widely considered to be the "voice of Pacific Asia tourism." Travelers interested in the region will find destination information on the 41 member nations, including hyperlinks to the country's official home pages where available.
- U.S. State Department: Consular Affairs Division
This broad ranging State Department web site includes Travel Advisories and Warnings, Visa information, Passport information, International Legal Assistance, and much more...your tax dollars at work!
On-Line Travel Magazines
- Cyber Diver On-line Magazine
Cyber Diver is an ad-free internet scuba diving magazine offering unbiased evaluations of diving products and services. Cyper Diver provides valuable information, analysis, reviews, news reports, travel warnings, and more.
- Best Publishing
Best Publishing Company is the largest publisher of books on diving and hyperbaric medicine.
- Outside Magazine Online
A place to post messages for companions looking for travel partners, original travel writing, a searchable library of travel articles, online guidebooks, and more.
- Conde Nast Traveler
"A source of worldly, opinionated travel advice, albeit in a wholly new, constantly updated, interactive form."
- The Connected Traveler
Stories, photos, and sound bites from professional travel writers.
- Travel Assist Magazine
An excellent information resource for the traveler. Consider subscribing...it's worth it.
Travel Medicine and Health Information
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
Need up-to-date information on health issues of travel destinations around the world? This is the site with the answers.
- World Health Organization - WHO - Division of Control of Tropical Diseases
Enough information about Tropical Diseases...to make you want to stay home!
- Medical College of Wisconsin - International Travelers Clinic
International Travelers Clinic - Travel Health Information.
- Travellers Medical And Vaccination Centre
Here is a new website provided by the Australian owned TMVC travel medicine group based in Brisbane, Australia. The TMVC website features regular travel health news and updates, including international travel alerts and advice. It offers a country by country listing of where vaccines are compulsory or highly recommended, and where malaria is present.
General Interest Hyperlinks
From tips regarding photography in nature through advise for taking pictures with your simple home digital camera.
- Starting Point
News, Weather, Sports, Entertainment, Business, Investing, Professional, Reference, Travel, Shopping, Magazines, Education. "Starting Point is here to serve you!"
A new web search engine
An online source for adventure travel, environmental information and extreme sports.
- Mark Green Photography
Mark Green is a professional photographer working in corporate, fine art, and travel photography. He is also a good friend who expertly applies his Nikon Coolscan to all the photos included in Island Dreams' web site. Mark Green Photography offers a great web page with some beautiful photos...check it out!
How's the Weather Down There?!?
- WeatherNet's Tropical Weather page!
This page provides the most comprehensive access to hurricane-related products on the Net -- National Hurricane Center advisories, recon reports, local National Weather Service statements, tracking maps, buoy data, radar, satellite photos and more.
- World Wide Weather - U. of Illinois Center for Atmospheric Studies
Includes links to many other valuable sites and servers, including NOAA, Woods Hole, and much more. If this doesn't work for you, just stick your head out the window...it may be raining!
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Kind of says it all, huh?! Promoting global environmental stewardship in order to conserve and wisely manage the Nation's marine and coastal resources.
And finally...some Cooperative Links to Friends of Island Dreams
- Houston Business List
Island Dreams is included on The Houston Business List
- Bay Islands Book
From the Heart Foundation is selling a book about the Bay Islands of Honduras.
- Orlando Visitors Guide
Coming through Florida on your way to the Caribbean? Here is a source of helpful information.
- Thailand West Coast Divers
Scuba diving in Phuket, Thailand. Liveaboard cruises and scuba courses with West Coast Divers.
- Cheap Travel Africa
Travel tips & destination guides from budget world travelers.
- Villas - Beach Bungalow Costa Rica
Holiday villas, cottages rental offers, and information about caribbean vacations.
SCUBA Diving-Specific Hyperlinks
You can help to make the Web more functional (and friendly!). Remember to drop us an e-mail if you find a link not functioning properly, or if you have a travel-related link that should be included in this list. You'll find our address just below. Thanks!! KDK