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Conserving Our Oceans with Plastic Cleanup Projects

Conserving Our Oceans with Plastic Cleanup Projects

25 April, 2018 at 1:01 am Comments are Disabled

Written by guest blogger Rachel Kerr Plastic is a threat to marine life and is rapidly destroying the underwater world’s divers love to explore. Plastic debris can injure and kill fish, marine animals and seabirds. Unfortunately, many marine species are on the verge of extinction because of the extensive plastic […]

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How Scuba Diving Opened my Eyes to a Whole New World of Conservation

How Scuba Diving Opened my Eyes to a Whole New World of Conservation

7 April, 2018 at 12:45 am Comments are Disabled

Written by Lisa from Fjords and Beaches 🐠The human world is a mess. Life under the sea is better than anything they’ve got up there💦 #IamPADI #padi #fjordsandbeaches A post shared by LISA // Travel Inspiration 🌴 (@fjordsandbeaches) on Feb 26, 2017 at 12:03pm PST Many new divers will tell you how […]

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PADI and Project AWARE’s Urban Beach Clean

PADI and Project AWARE’s Urban Beach Clean

6 April, 2018 at 4:39 am Comments are Disabled

We know there’s an issue with marine litter, especially plastics. Last May it hit the news in a massive way when an estimated 38 million pieces of plastic waste were found on uninhabited Henderson Island in the South Pacific. We’ve written blog posts about documenting microplastics, the effect of plastic […]

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Divers Can Make Change in the Face of Ecological Challenges

Divers Can Make Change in the Face of Ecological Challenges

23 March, 2018 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

Written by Jennifer Idol   I first dived in the ocean in Cozumel from Chankanaab Lagoon when I was 14 years old. The reef captivated me, full of color and life such as giant grouper. The impression led to a career in diving and underwater exploration. To fall in love […]

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6 Ways Divers Can Reduce Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans

6 Ways Divers Can Reduce Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans

5 February, 2018 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

  This January, millions of people will resolve to workout more often, eat better, drink or smoke less. But there’s one new year’s resolution we hope everyone will make: reducing their use of disposable plastic. A recent report found: – Only 9 percent of plastic gets recycled – 12 percent […]

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Documenting Microplastics from the Netherlands to New York

Documenting Microplastics from the Netherlands to New York

4 November, 2017 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

Written by PADI AmbassaDiver, Michel Labrecque It all started when I came back from a recent expedition I led to Clipperton Atoll. The remote and uninhabited island is being suffocated by marine debris, mostly plastics and microplastics. The sight was deeply saddening. I decided to speak out about the problem […]

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