It became pretty clear to me that conservation had changed, that it wasn’t about hugging trees and saving sharks and pandas, it was about saving humans.
—Rob Stewart (Summit ’15)
Ocean Days of the Year
Jellyfish Day 3
DEMA Show, Las Vegas 14-17
Sustainable Ocean Summit, Hong Kong 14-16
NOGI Awards 15
#BlueGreen Seminars 15-16
DEMA Reaching Out Awards 16
DEMA WaveMaker Award 16
International Day for Tolerance 16
Buy Nothing Day 23
Evolution Day 24
Giving Tuesday 27
Manatee Awareness Month 1-30
International Year of the Reef to Dec 31
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Blue Planet II is the BBC nature series presented and narrated by naturalist, Sir David Attenborough. Each beautiful episode features visuals produced over the course of four years. The footage includes 4000 dives on 125 expeditions shot in over 39 countries. Blue...
The 5th Economist World Ocean Summit, will be held this year in Playa del Carmen, on the Riviera Maya, Mexico from March 7-9, 2018. The event seeks to deepen the participation of the private sector and its ability to invest in sustainable ocean solutions. World Ocean...
The first International Year of the Reef was declared in 1997 as an alert broadcast to the world, to focus our attention on the increasing threats to the earth’s coral reef ecosystems. Ten years later the ICRI has declared 2018 to be the Third International Year of...
Penguin Awareness Day was created to celebrate one of our favorite animals. Almost everyone loves to watch penguins. They seem to do a perfect imitation of Charlie Chaplin! And, when they get in the water, they transform, losing all awkwardness as they become mini...
Blue Monday is considered the most depressing day of the year. And we were in the middle of a snow/sleet/ice storm with temperatures down around -5°F and we could not be more depressed. So we could barely bring ourselves to get out of bed for coffee much less write a...
DEMA has announced that its 2018 elections to the Board of Directors is scheduled from December 19, 2017 to January 29, 2018. All 2018 A-category, voting Members are encouraged to participate in this election to help determine the future of DEMA and the Diving...
In recognition of World Laughter Day we have some chuckles for you via six really strange marine creatures. Some of these you should be familiar with but others like the Goblin Shark are not common household names. Thank God! Not Only on Halloween! The Goblin...
So, a buddy says “I want to show you one of the most incredible diving experiences” and you say “sure let me grab my swim suit” and he says “you don’t need one” and he takes you to Times Square. You have got to be kidding? Of course you know lots of weird stuff goes...
“You don’t have to see the ocean to protect it.” This has been my favorite phrase since I moved to the mountain region of Boulder, Colorado, where I started the Colorado Ocean Coalition (COCO) in 2011. People ask, “What does the ocean have to do with us? We live...
Are we in the Christmas spirit yet? The malls are packed, none-stop Christmas carols on the radio, and it’s snowing where I live, so it should be a guaranteed white Christmas. Since we live in the country, we have a tradition that starts during the fall when we start...
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