Environment

Fighting for Our Seas

Fighting for Our Seas

30 September, 2017 at 12:45 am Comments are Disabled

Fighting for our seas might sound like an extreme way of putting things but with rising concerns about the plight of our oceans, maybe it’s not all that outlandish. In this post we look over the ways different charities and organisations are fighting for our seas and bringing attention to […]

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9 Reasons to Be Obsessed with Orcas

9 Reasons to Be Obsessed with Orcas

28 September, 2017 at 1:41 pm Comments are Disabled

Orcas, also known as killer whales and blackfish, are the largest member of the dolphin family and one of the world’s shrewdest predators. Killer whales are not, in fact, whales; but they occasionally attack whales and also great white sharks.   Basic facts about orcas: A male orca can grow […]

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PADI Joins the Global Ghost Gear Initiative to Combat Lost and Abandoned Fishing Gear

PADI Joins the Global Ghost Gear Initiative to Combat Lost and Abandoned Fishing Gear

27 September, 2017 at 8:30 am Comments are Disabled

    PADI®  has joined the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI), the first global alliance working to solve the worldwide problem of lost and abandoned fishing gear, known as ghost gear. Founded by World Animal Protection in 2015, the GGGI works to reduce the volume of ghost gear, remove and […]

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Combining a Passion for Diving with a Passion for Conservation

Combining a Passion for Diving with a Passion for Conservation

21 September, 2017 at 5:41 pm Comments are Disabled

Photo by Resa Janssen Like many divers, the team from The Dive Shack, feel a responsibility to protect our ocean planet. So when they saw the chance to combine an upcoming dive trip with conservation activities they jumped at the chance. Earlier in the year, eleven divers travelled with The […]

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Recycling Myths Trashed

Recycling Myths Trashed

18 September, 2017 at 9:32 pm Comments are Disabled

We all know that recycling is an important issue and as divers we have seen the effects of plastic in our oceans. Are we doing enough? Here are some common myths about recycling which may be holding us back from doing more to help Mother Nature and protect our beautiful […]

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Balearic Islands Hope Spot

Balearic Islands Hope Spot

18 September, 2017 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

The Balearic Islands are situated in the Mediterranean, and consist of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. In 2015, Dr. Sylvia Earle named the Balearic Islands as a Hope Spot. Hope Spots are areas in our ocean that Mission BlueTM, an alliance that includes more than 200 respected ocean conservation groups […]

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