Category Archives: Conservation

Essential Manta Ray Facts

Essential Manta Ray Facts

When asking fellow divers what animals make the top five of their marine encounters bucket list, you can almost guarantee that the manta ray is on there, and with good reason. These gentle giants are easily one of the most beautiful fish on the planet. They soar and glide through the water like birds, and […]

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10 Tips for Underwater Photography Etiquette

Underwater photography is becoming more and more popular among divers and snorkellers. What was once considered a pastime that only the wealthy and very experienced divers could take part in, is fast becoming available to everybody as camera systems get better and cheaper, and divers are becoming more adventurous and travelling to more exotic diving […]

Earth-Day

Become an Environmentally Aware Diver this Earth Day

On 22nd April, 1970, millions of people rallied together to try to do something about environmental destruction. That was the very first Earth Day, and now every April 22nd, more than 190 countries around the world celebrate the day by focussing on tackling important environmental issues. Although Earth Day is only one day per year, […]

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Sea Turtle Business

Relatively speaking, there aren’t that many species of marine reptile you are likely to run into on a dive. However, the charisma and love they elicit are enough to fill the ocean. Perhaps none are more beloved than all 7 species of sea turtles. Similar to their terrestrial cousins, they are evolutionary dinosaurs, changing very […]

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Freshwater Dolphins

It’s on almost every diver’s bucket list: diving with dolphins. You may have pictures from that trip to South East Asia or Mexico where a pod of dolphins was playing in the dive boat’s wake. Every face in the background is lit up by the sheer magic of cetaceans; no one is immune. So, I […]

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Marine Protected Areas

Protecting wildlife is a complicated, difficult task for any ecosystem. For marine wildlife, it is especially convoluted and full of unknowns. With terrestrial ecosystems, we humans have a decent chance to see a rough estimate of how many rhinos are in a savannah. Counting how many parrotfish are on a reef is exponentially more difficult, […]

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Intro to Reef Restoration

It should come as no surprise that coral reefs are in peril. Healthy reefs are disappearing from the planet at an alarming rate. A surprisingly large percentage of food, medicines, coastal protection, and tourism income that the world depends on come directly from these reefs and will disappear equally fast as the reefs themselves. Because […]

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Ocean Deoxygenation

The oceans are changing, and more rapidly than we ever expected. Historically, changes in ecosystems have majorly been slow processes, occurring over hundreds of thousands of years. This would give ample time for the organisms living to adapt to the new challenges and opportunities created in this also evolving ecosystem. However, a few acute points […]

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