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Indonesia's Maluku Divers Closes. Due to a long running legal dispute over land ownership, Maluku Divers in Ambon has closed its doors. The owners say all deposits for the 2018/19 bookings will be refunded. In their emails, they describe the injustice they felt after losing their investment in buildings, jetty construction and dive facilities since 2009 and are "devastated at how it has ended."

Don't Take a Powder, says TSA. Like to carry your own coffee with you on a dive trip? Bring home a bag or two of Indonesian spices? Maybe some beach sand? You must now pack them in your checked luggage, and not in your carry-on. New TSA regulations are in effect on flights into the U.S., and foreign airport agents will now scrutinize flyers with more than 12 ounces of any powder -- that includes cosmetics -- or powder-like substance in their carryon bags. If they have any doubts about the powder, it may be confiscated -- and so may you if make a smart-ass remark. ...


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