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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...

Victory for Victoria’s Rays!

Victory for Victoria’s Rays!

  Project Banjo is delighted to announce a huge step forward in protective measures for rays, skates and guitarfish in Victoria, Australia.  In response to the #RaysAwareness campaign launched in March 2017 (including a petition signed by 33,000 people globally), the...

Blue Ocean Network at DEMA 2017, Nov. 1-4 in Orlando, Florida

Blue Ocean Network at DEMA 2017, Nov. 1-4 in Orlando, Florida

One of our co-founders, Laurie Wilson will be at DEMA 2017 (Dive Equipment Manufacturers Association} held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, starting November 2 thru November 4.Laurie will be walking the convention floor getting the scoop on...

DEMA: 2017 Wave Makers Awards

DEMA: 2017 Wave Makers Awards

Vote Now for the 2017 Wave Makers Award!   ** Deadline to Vote is 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time on October 26, 2017 ** Voting for the inaugural Wave Makers Award is now open to DEMA Members! Log in and cast your vote today! The deadline to vote is 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time on...

Ocean Nomad: Sail the Ocean Making a Difference

Ocean Nomad: Sail the Ocean Making a Difference

Haven’t we all dreamed about catching a ride on a sailboat crossing the ocean and throwing our everyday worries to the wind. Well now there’s a guide that tells you exactly how you can follow your dream. Ocean Nomad’s 400 pages are packed with stories and practical...

Women Divers Hall of Fame, Class of 2018 at DEMA Show 2017

Women Divers Hall of Fame, Class of 2018 at DEMA Show 2017

The Women Divers Hall of Fame is proud to announce the newest Members of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, Class of 2018, who will be inducted at Beneath the Sea in New Jersey in March.  Many of these ladies will be joining the diving world at DEMA Show 2017.  Show-goers...

Sustainable & Responsible Tourism on Curaçao

Sustainable & Responsible Tourism on Curaçao

Many tourists who visit Curaçao, travel here to experience the incredible beauty of the Caribbean Sea and the amazing coral reef system, that is a bevy of healthy biodiversity, only seen by scuba diving or snorkeling.  But, like the world over, Curaçao’s coral reefs...

Jill Heinerth is kicking serious fin above and below water.

Jill Heinerth is kicking serious fin above and below water.

Jill Heinerth will receive a NOGI in the Sports and Education Category from the Academy of Underwater Arts & Sciences to be awarded at the 57th Nogi Awards Gala held in conjunction with the DEMA show (Dive Equipment and Marketing Association) in Orlando, Florida on...

Misool Marine Reserve Named a Mission Blue Hope Spot

Misool Marine Reserve Named a Mission Blue Hope Spot

September 15, 2017, Raja Ampat, Indonesia – Mission Blue announced today that it has recognized the 300,000-acre, privately-managed Misool Marine Reserve as a Mission Blue Hope Spot.    Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue is uniting a global...

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