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2014-09-09 08:26:26

GILI AIR, Indonesia, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We ensure that the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) at Oceans 5 Dive Resort in Gili Air, Indonesia gives you more than just an instructor certification. We focus on helping you to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence you will use daily in your career as an instructor. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140909/144300Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140909/144299 Learning to teach diving is a bit...

2008-09-05 00:00:12

By Kathy Marks THE KOMODO dragon, a giant carnivorous lizard that feasts on water buffalo and occasionally even attacks humans, is disappearing from its limited habitat, zoologists have warned. The dragons, which grow to 10ft long and weigh as much as 26st, are found only on Komodo and a handful of neighbouring islands in central Indonesia. Already endangered, their numbers are dwindling as a result of habitat destruction and hunting of their prey. An expedition by Indonesian and...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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