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Business Class to the Cook Islands for $1,928. A tropical paradise for New Zealand divers, but not many American divers visit the aquarium-like reefs that have plenty of tropicals and a bit of shark action. If you're looking for a unique dive destination, here's your chance. Until May 19, Air New Zealand is offering this business-class deal from Los Angeles, and you can fly anytime up to October 26. Details are at

Indonesia and Palau Are Doing It, Why Can't We? "February was a banner month for marine conservation and sustainable marine tourism," writes underwater photography pro and Undercurrent contributor Maurine Shimlock. "Indonesia announced that the entire archipelago would become the world's largest manta ray sanctuary. Palau declared a ban on all commercial fishing within its exclusive economic zone. What, if any action has been taken elsewhere, especially by the U.S., to protect sharks and manta rays within its waters?" Read Maurine's commentary on America's efforts -- or lack of them -- in her latest blog post for us, "Taking a Stand," at

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