Media Centre

Overview of Our Media Support.
Blue Ocean Network offers a specialty portal allowing media professionals to access sustainable dive travel and marine tourism information AND to distribute news that affects the travel and tourism industry. Here, we've sifted through the travel promotion noise to aggregate news items relevant specifically to dive travel & dive tourism.

Press Release Generator Service.
We also publish news releases from dive travel-related businesses using our press release generator capabilities. If you have news that specifically relates to the business of dive travel  including: dive travel products, destinations, resorts, live-aboards, dive operators, sustainable dive tourism or dive/travel shows and events, and other related dive travel services, please contact us. You must be a bonified representative of a dive travel company or tourism organization to be able to post your news. Submissions must be approved by our editors before publication.

Blue Ocean Network is for Travel Writers and Reporters.
Blue Ocean Network is here to support you with resources, contacts and quotes for your upcoming stories.  Check out our sample listing of story lines, and view our news headlines, and RSS our feed - you're likely to find inspiration for a topical dive travel feature story. Contact us so that we can keep you up to-date on dive and snorkel travel news and dive destinations. 

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On Assignment?
If you need help completing a dive travel related news assignment, please contact us. We are always ready to help a reporter out with contacts, sources, quotes and dive travel information.

Sample Story Lines.
Here are some story lines to give travel writers and reporters a sampling of how dive and snorkeling articles can be pitched.

~ Sustainable Travel 
Sustainable Travel for Ocean Lovers - Tips and How-to's
How to be a Sustainable Dive Traveler
Every Day is World Oceans Day

~ Marine Tourism
Businesses on the Leading Edge of Ocean Conservation

~ Niche Marketing: 
Barefoot Luxury: Boutique Beach Hotels that Dive. Fish. Snorkel.
Dive Course, Golf Course: Learn to Dive on your next Golf Trip.
Dive in Style: Luxury Vacations for Divers.

~ Snorkeling:
Riviera Maya's Aquariums: Snorkel these cenotes and lagoons.
Snorkeling with...Face to face with these charismatic marinefauna.

Stingray City: The legend continues...

~ Full Service Resort / All-inclusive Vacations:
Discover Scuba on your next resort vacation.
Snorkel trips for beginners.

~ Eco-Travel: 
Diving - The first eco-tourism adventure
Eco-Safaris - From Galapagos to South Africa, travelers are exploring the wilderness topside and underwater.

~ Accessible Travel:
Divers with Disabilities - Adding water removes barriers for disabled travelers.

~ Marine Animals:
Finding Nemo - Snorkeling up close and personal with coral reef residents.
Dolphins, Sharks, Whales: Where to hang out with the big boys on your next vacation.

~ Marine Parks:
Dive these underwater gems from around the world.
Marine Parks: Snorkel with sealife at these underwater parks.
Great Barrier Reef: World's Largest Underwater Park

~ Active Vacations: 
Dive in! Add scuba and snorkeling to your next adventure vacation
Beyond the Beach - How scuba diving and snorkeling are changing the Sun, Sand and Sea vacation. 

~ Live-Aboards:
Life Aquatic: Live-aboard vacations for divers and snorkelers. 
The Live-aboard Lifestyle: Eat, Sleep and Dive.

~ Dedicated Dive Resorts:
Dive Resorts: When marine life is more important than night life.
By Divers For Divers: The Caribbean's most famous dive resorts.

~ Family Vacations: 
Families who dive together stay together.
Eco-Camps: Teaching kids and their parents about Marine Conservation.

~ Exotic Vacations: 
Sunken Treasure: Some of the most exotic foreign lands are found underwater.
Sea to Sky Vacation: Diving Galapagos, Hiking Machu Picchu.

~ Traveling with Teens: 
Tapping teen energy with a learn-to-dive vacation. 

~ Seniors Travel: 
Seniors take the plunge with underwater learning vacations.

~ Romantic Travel: 
How deep is your love?  Underwater weddings gain popularity

~ Volunteer Vacations: 
Marine Conservation Groups expand their reach with volunteer dive trips
One fish, two fish, red fish blue fish: A dive vacation that counts.

~ Technology: 
Rebreathers and Mixed Gases:  How science is changing the dive vacation.

~ Caribbean Vacations: 
Six best beachside activities found in 6 feet of water!

~ Environment: 
How recreational divers are changing environmental policy.
Divers Dive into Beach Clean-up.
Marine Conservation Trips: Putting money where the fins are.

Blue Ocean Network Media Contact:
Laurie J. Wilson, MBA, CMC
Managing Editor,
Blue Ocean Network

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