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Flotsam & Jetsam

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Antibiotic Confusion. Ben admits to making an editing error in our monthly newsletter. Travel Advice from Lynda Durfee should have read, "generic Keflex and a Z-pack". Keflex is Cephalexin. A Z-Pak is azithromycin. They are two different antibiotics. We thank all those that wrote in to tell us.

Cooper's Treasures. Astronaut Gordon Cooper created a map of the ocean floor to identify Cold War nuclear threats, but today it's being used for finding centuries-old wrecks. Already, experts have identified five colonial period wreck sites. An anchor dated between 1492 and 1550 and likely to have come from a vessel the size of one of those used by Columbus has been discovered in the Turks & Caicos Islands and was featured on Discovery Channel.

DAN Mileage Restriction. We erred when we reported the 50-mile (80km) restriction to DAN cover. After trawling through the DAN Insurance Handbook, it appears that restriction applies to diving vacation cancellation, non-diving accident medical insurance, diving vacation interruption benefit and Travel Assist benefit on the basic member's policy, not actual diving accidents. ...

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