Scuba Travel Ventures has announced that the company has recently completed merger with Aqua Dreams Travel, which provides divers with more options than ever for dive travel vacations. The merger process, which began last year, is now completed and Scuba Travel Ventures now operates offices in both San Diego, California and Cape Coral, Florida.

According to managing partner Ernie Arellano, the new operation brings together two professional staffs with specific expertise in different regions of the world. “Aqua Dreams is well-positioned and experienced with Caribbean-related dive travel, while Scuba Travel Ventures has excelled in travel to the South Pacific, South East Asia and more exotic locations. Bringing these two teams together provides an unmatched level of service and options for dive travel professionals from coast to coast,” stated Arellano.

In addition to the expanded hours of operation, 9 a.m. Eastern time to 5 p.m. Pacific time, Aqua Dreams Travel customers will benefit from Scuba Travel Ventures’ extensive experience and resources in Asia and the Pacific. According the Aqua Dreams Travel founder, Terri Dold, “We have shown many of our long term clients the Caribbean and Central America. We are excited now that we can introduce them to Asia and the Pacific.”

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Scuba Travel Ventures is aggressively promoting a wide range of resorts, destinations and options. A major part of the company’s strategy includes consumer dive shows, print and online advertising and direct contact with dive retailers. The company regularly presents familiarization trips for travel professionals who qualify.

Scuba Travel Ventures currently represents well over 100 different properties in more than 20 countries. For details about the company, contact

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