Environment

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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Sunscreen Beyond Oxybenzone

Sunscreen Beyond Oxybenzone

5 April, 2018 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

Written by Autumn Blum   As a conscious diver, you probably already know that oxybenzone found in many sunscreens bleach coral and kills larva at incredibly low concentrations – or if you missed that news, check out these reports from the United Nations, Vogue, UPI,  DAN, or this article about the […]

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Essential Dive Gear for Ocean Conservationists

Essential Dive Gear for Ocean Conservationists

5 April, 2018 at 1:22 am Comments are Disabled

Written by Danielle Schofield As divers, we’re ambassadors of the underwater world, and collecting marine debris is an easy way to help preserve its beauty. Pack a few extra essentials in your dive bag and you’ll be all set to protect the ocean — one dive at a time. Mesh bag […]

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Mission Blue Hope Spot: False Bay

Mission Blue Hope Spot: False Bay

30 March, 2018 at 12:45 am Comments are Disabled

  Divers that slip beneath the chilly waters of False Bay, South Africa, can be immersed in dense kelp forests that support an incredible diversity of marine life. In 2014, False Bay was one of six areas along South Africa’s coastline designated as a Hope Spot by Dr. Sylvia Earle’s […]

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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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The Great White Life

The Great White Life

23 March, 2018 at 1:45 am Comments are Disabled

Written by Donovan Lewis In 2017 I had the life changing opportunity to go to South Africa. I went as a research intern to help the biologists of the White Shark Diving Company with their White Shark research. I also had the opportunity to help out with other volunteer companies […]

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