Traveling to the U.S. is easy when you have an ESTA

All you need to know about traveling to the United States of America with ESTA

A guest post by Josh Hobson

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What’s an ESTA?

First and foremost, ESTA is a resource that was created by the United States government. Furthermore, the resource has been designed to ensure that tourists and business persons entering the country by boat or plane could be screened before their arrival and be processed quickly once in the States. In addition, an ESTA is required by anybody that has a connecting flight that lands in the U.S. Finally, that rule applies to everybody, even if you are not leaving the airport.

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From Mexico to Bocas del Toro, Panama with a pit stop in Costa Rica

Greetings from below sea-level! #Panama #diving

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Tomorrow our IDC (PADI’s Instructor Development Course) was supposed to start. Here, at Playa del Carmen – Mexico, things didn’t go as planned, so we have to make a decision.
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Diving with bull sharks – a good or a bad thing

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Picture by Absolute Adventure Mexico

Bull sharks cruise the shallow, warm waters of the world and have a bad reputation. A few years ago even I was worried about encountering such a predator in the tropical shorelines during a swim. However, I’ve become intrigued by the bull shark and the many other magnificent sharks. I’d like to meet them.
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Disappointment and sandy days

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Just another day in paradise, or so it seems. We have been spending the last weeks or even months in Mexico’s dazzling city of Playa del Carmen. Basically relaxing and just waiting for our IDC (PADI’s Instructor Development Course) to start. Yesterday we got some bad news though and now it seems we might need to leave the pretty Yucatan Peninsula.
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