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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
DEMA Introduces Its Board of Directors for 2018

DEMA Introduces Its Board of Directors for 2018

The results of DEMA's 2018 Board of Directors Election are in! Members of DEMA's 2018 Board of Directors include the following individuals: A1-Manufacturing Mike Hollis, Aqua Lung Jenna Meistrell, Body Glove* A2-Diver Certification and Training Agencies Dallas,...

Will Your Next Wetsuit be Environmentally Friendly?

Will Your Next Wetsuit be Environmentally Friendly?

Is this a watershed moment for wetsuits? Traditionally, wetsuits have been made of neoprene, a synthetic rubber first developed in 1930 by DuPont. It’s flexible and in foam form has good insulation qualities, but it’s also very non-biodegradable. Is it good for the...

Diving the Titanic – But Hurry!

Diving the Titanic – But Hurry!

Are you dreaming of adding one more wreck to your list of diving adventures? Consider taking an opportunity to dive one of the most famous shipwrecks in history. In July, Blue Marble Private, a London-based travel company, starts offering trips to the fabled RMS...

Deadline for Elections to DEMA Board of Directors

Deadline for Elections to DEMA Board of Directors

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...

Viral Ocean Videos from 2017

Viral Ocean Videos from 2017

2017 was a year that produced some awesome images and videos that were both inspirational and heartbreaking. Millions of viewers shared these viral ocean videos. Here is our selection of ten videos, if you know of others pass them on to us. In Richard Attenborough’s...

Top Ocean Stories of 2017: Part 5, Can We Save Coral Reefs?

Top Ocean Stories of 2017: Part 5, Can We Save Coral Reefs?

2017 brought us the disheartening news of extensive damage done to coral reefs around the globe. Most reported was the coral bleaching that destroyed large sections of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Combined with the previous year’s bleaching, nearly two thirds or...

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