Diving Blog

Jun 2015

Marine Conservation Projects

Over 1 billion people around the world rely heavily on fish as a source of protein, with small scale fisheries supporting the livelihood of over 500 million people, mainly in the poorer parts of the tropics. With the world population rising rapidly, ...

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May 2015

Citizen Science. Helping Protect our Planet!

As scuba divers, free divers or snorkelers we are privileged to enjoy the beautiful marine environment, however we are also at the front line witnessing changes to it as the years go by. As the population continues to surge the impact on all of Earth...

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Apr 2015

6 Tips to Help Protect the Reef

No matter how hard we try, divers generally have a negative impact on the coral reef ecosystem. Although there are significantly worse threats such as pollution, over fishing...

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Mar 2015

Dugongs. Dive with a Real Mermaid!

The Dugong belongs to an order called Sirenia, or more commonly referred to as ‘Sea Cows’. This order of aquatic mammals can be found inhabiting coastal marine wate...

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Mar 2015

Invasive Lionfish of the Caribbean

The 'Pterois miles' and 'Pterois volitans' are more commonly known as Lionfish. They are originally endemic to the Indo-Pacific, from the Red Sea to Western Australia, however in the 1980s they were discovered across the Atlantic Ocean on the east co...

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Mar 2015

Coral Bleaching & Climate Change

Despite many people arguing about whether or not climate change is a consequence from the actions of humans, nobody can really argue that it is not happening.

What is Climate Change?

To a non-scientific person (like myself) climate change ...

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Feb 2015

Coral Restoration

Coral restoration projects are popping up more and more these days. This is for several reasons; There is more awareness of the importance of the reef systems and the need to Continue reading

Dec 2014

Coral Reefs

What is a Coral Reef?

Coral reefs are natural structures that are built by living organisms. Although many people believe that corals are ‘stony plants’ or rocks they are actually built up of animals. These animals are ...

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Nov 2014

Overfishing. A Global Issue!

The ocean used to be considered an endless source of valuable resources such as food. Due to its size nobody could have ever imagined that we could even have an impact on the stocks. Now we know this to be untrue but it doesn’t stop people from tak...

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Nov 2014

Responsible Diving

Diving is a passive activity, which allows you to witness a world that you would otherwise never be able to see. Although diving is meant to be fun there are still rules you need to follow. Some of them are there for your safety and other for the saf...

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Oct 2014

Whale Shark! The Largest Fish in the Sea

For many SCUBA Divers and Snorkelers the pinnacle of underwater sightseeing has to be the magnificent Whale Shark. The name often causes some confusion with whether it is a shark or a whale. It is in fact a shark, actually it is the largest shark, th...

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Oct 2014

Sea Grass Meadows

When most people think about going diving, normally their minds will wander to beautiful coral reefs with fish of all colors of the rainbow, or a deep dark hau...

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