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Sharks Should be Respected, Not Feared

Sharks Should be Respected, Not Feared

1 June, 2018 at 12:48 am Comments are Disabled

Written by guest blogger Rachel Kerr  “We hear the word “shark” and we can’t help but immediately fill in the blank after it with “attack”.” – Elaina Zachos, writer for the National Geographic online Let’s be honest, sharks have a pretty bad reputation. Our obsession with sharks as bloodthirsty, man-eating […]

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What You Need to Know to Organize a Coastal Cleanup

What You Need to Know to Organize a Coastal Cleanup

9 April, 2018 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

If you’re thinking about organizing a cleanup of a local beach, dive site, river or other coastal environment, here’s what you need to know to get started. And keep in mind, Earth Day is a great day to hold your event, but so does any day of the year! Remember, […]

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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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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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My Diving Bucket List

My Diving Bucket List

12 February, 2018 at 12:45 am Comments are Disabled

Written by Lisa from Fjords and Beaches As a travel blogger I am quite familiar with the term ‘bucket list’, and I have had one since I was 16. It is still written on the same piece of Hannah Montana notebook paper, with many additions, check marks, strike throughs and tears to […]

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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 year, 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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