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Recreation 

In it, on it or under it, we love the ocean. Our articles are a must read for a diversity of ocean enthusiasts, addressing ocean sustainability and marine conservation issues in ocean recreation.

Although many of us in this community are keen on being sustainable divers, our articles are also for snorkelers, surfers, boaters, beach goers and sailors featuring the latest sustainable practices and responsible ocean sports news.

Citizen Scientists and Voluntourism

The next time you plan a vacation consider making it more meaningful by becoming a Citizen Scientist. As a citizen scientist there is a voluntourism program for you whether its reef restoration, fish counts, whale sightings, water quality surveys, invasive species monitoring or turtle watches and so much more. Find out more on our Citizens and Science Page.

“Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they’ve spent time in and around the ocean, and they’ve personally seen the beauty, the fragility, and even the degradation of our planet’s blue heart.” Sylvia Earle
The Kraken sited off Virgin Gorda

The Kraken sited off Virgin Gorda

The Kraken is a legendary sea creature that haunted the imagination of seafarers for centuries. The origins of the legend may have been with sightings of giant squids in the Atlantic where its size and fearsome appearance inspired numerous stories of encounters...

Sairee Cottage Diving Koh Tao a Model for Eco Tourism

Sairee Cottage Diving Koh Tao a Model for Eco Tourism

Koh Tao means Turtle Island in Thai and is a small island offering some of the best dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand. But what really seems to set Koh Tao apart is the  Sairee Cottage dive resort that has a passion for eco-friendly tourism.   Koh Tao receives 100%...

Ocean Lovers Gather for a CORALPALOOZA On World Oceans Day

Ocean Lovers Gather for a CORALPALOOZA On World Oceans Day

2018 is The International Year of the Reef. #IYOR2018 What could possibly be a better way to celebrate than to save a coral reef! How, you ask, can I save a coral reef? I'm glad you asked! By joining in the 4th annual CORALPALOOZA. Sounds pretty kinky and it's fun...

Green Fins is coming to the Caribbean

Green Fins is coming to the Caribbean

Green Fins is being introduced into the Dominican Republic in June 2018, the first exposure for the the Eco-Diving Certification Program in the Caribbean. Green Fins is coming to the Caribbean at a time when the numbers of tourists to the island nation has increased...

Is My Voice Heard? Yes, the Goliath Grouper is Safe!

Is My Voice Heard? Yes, the Goliath Grouper is Safe!

Do you ever wonder when you sign a petition or send in a letter, Is My Voice Heard? The answer is a resounding yes and it is demonstrated over and over again. Here's a recent example, in March we published an article on the Goliath Grouper focusing on the pressure...

Lionfish Festival, Awareness, Cook-Offs and Viral Videos

Lionfish Festival, Awareness, Cook-Offs and Viral Videos

Invasive Lionfish have turned some of North America's favorite tropical waters into their own, exclusive picnic basket. Now communities from Texas to Florida are fighting bank and having fun doing it. Here's a taste of a Lionfish Festival near you, that features...

Personal Submarine Tourism at the Four Seasons Maldives

Personal Submarine Tourism at the Four Seasons Maldives

Explore UNESCO waters in DeepFlight’s first 3-person Super Falcon 3S: the pinnacle of personal submarine technology. DeepFlight produces the world’s highest performance personal submarines.  On May 3, 2018, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru became the...

Use a Sustainable Sunscreen that won’t Kill Coral Reefs

Use a Sustainable Sunscreen that won’t Kill Coral Reefs

Our Ocean’s coral reefs are under threat from many causes. Ocean acidification, climate change and ocean warming are the biggest and these issues need to be tackled at an international level. But there are also serious threats to coral reefs that individuals can help...

Dive into an Underwater Sculpture Museum on May 18

Dive into an Underwater Sculpture Museum on May 18

Museums have come a long way since the days of “walk, look but don't touch” and museums are no longer just on land, some of the most spectacular are where you least expect to find them. So, on International Museums Day - May 18, lets take a dive into an underwater...

Corruption and Greenwashing on the Riviera Maya

Corruption and Greenwashing on the Riviera Maya

This is the last article in our series: Can Mass Tourism be Sustainable? This series explores what has made Mexico’s Riviera Maya a desirable tourism destination. What is the environmental legacy of rapid development on the area? This article Corruption and...

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