Environment

4 Things You Can Do to Save the Ocean

4 Things You Can Do to Save the Ocean

28 September, 2016 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

For scuba divers, the ocean is our playground which is why we want to keep it as protected as possible. Here are four ways to ensure our blue waters get back in shape for the generations of divers to come. Pass on the Plastic It’s estimated that there are millions […]

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The Truth About The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Truth About The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

27 September, 2016 at 11:14 pm Comments are Disabled

It’s a devastating thought that in the North Pacific Ocean there’s a congregation of marine debris known as ‘The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’. The debris has been guided there by the ocean currents and is trapped in the centre of the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. There’s a lot of unanswered questions […]

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Coral Reef Surveys Take to the Skies

Coral Reef Surveys Take to the Skies

27 September, 2016 at 7:30 am Comments are Disabled

Where are coral reefs most at threat? Seems like a simple enough question, but the fact is that nobody really knows. With estimates that up to 60 percent of the world’s coral reefs are seriously damaged, scientists, resource managers, divers and the public are deeply concerned about coral reefs degrading […]

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How to Make Responsible Choices at the Seafood Counter

How to Make Responsible Choices at the Seafood Counter

26 September, 2016 at 8:18 am Comments are Disabled

As divers, we want to eat, shop and live in a way that doesn’t harm our reefs—but trying to do so often seems complicated, especially when looking through the glass at the grocery store fish counter. Choices can be tricky. What’s better: wild caught seafood or farmed? Which species of […]

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Help Protect Sharks and Rays with Project AWARE

Help Protect Sharks and Rays with Project AWARE

22 September, 2016 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

Calling all divers: we need your help to save our oceans. Project AWARE® is fighting for sharks and rays at CITES 2016, and PADI® is supporting the campaign by matching all donations made (up to $20,000) from now until 7th October 2016. Why sharks and rays need our protection: International demand for […]

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Plastic! Not so Fantastic. Tips on How to Cut Down Waste Everyday

Plastic! Not so Fantastic. Tips on How to Cut Down Waste Everyday

21 September, 2016 at 1:13 pm Comments are Disabled

The Garbage Patch Right now, a plastic island the size of Texas (or bigger) floats adrift on the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. It’s a collection of straws, water bottles and lighters — all things that we don’t need to keep buying and using and wasting. These plastics contribute […]

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