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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
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? A series that has been exploring what made Mexico’s Riviera Maya such a desirable tourism destination and what is the environmental legacy that this rapid development has left on the area. This...

Recycling on the Riviera Maya: Sustainable Tourism, Part 5

Recycling on the Riviera Maya: Sustainable Tourism, Part 5

What had been isolated fishing villages, sandy beaches and mangroves forty years ago has been forever transformed by the unimaginable growth of mass tourism along the Riviera Maya. Left in the dust of this uncontrolled growth is the infrastructure that should underpin...

Overwhelming Whale Photos

Overwhelming Whale Photos

Pretty much all of us love whales, why would we not. They’re majestic, mysterious and mighty big. We go long distances to whale watch, we sign petitions to ban the hunting of whales and love to see whale photos. So here are some of the best Overwhelming Whales. Jon...

Turtle Wars on the Riviera Maya; Sustainable Tourism, Part 4

Turtle Wars on the Riviera Maya; Sustainable Tourism, Part 4

Sea turtles have been coming to the beaches along the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan for thousands of years. These soft sandy beaches are perfect for building turtle nests and sheltering hatchlings; and the beaches could not be more perfect than in Akumal Bay. So why...

World’s Largest Underwater Cave gives up Amazing Secrets!

World’s Largest Underwater Cave gives up Amazing Secrets!

Yucatan’s underwater river systems just keep on giving. We recently reported on divers finding that two large underwater caves were in fact linked into one vast system. The Sistema Sac Actun is 164 miles long and the 52 mile Dos Ojos, interconnect making the entire...

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