Recreation

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

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.

Celebrate World Oceans Day – 10 Things You Can Do!

Celebrate World Oceans Day – 10 Things You Can Do!

The ocean is the heart and the lungs of our beautiful blue planet. No matter where you live, you are connected to the sea. The ocean in trouble, and that means so are we. But there are things each of us can do, and together we still have a window of opportunity to...

The Story of Unlikely Leaders  – Stiv Wilson

The Story of Unlikely Leaders – Stiv Wilson

“We went out and we took a look and we discovered these really high concentrations of plastic microbeads. We traced them back to personal care products. They’re used as exfoliates in face washes and body washes. The problem is the plastic in them is so small that they...

Dive Resorts as Guardians of the Sea – Stan Waterman

Dive Resorts as Guardians of the Sea – Stan Waterman

“I’m going on 93, I am more aware than I have ever been all through my life of what a beautiful planet we still have and the peril in which it stands.” ~ Stan Waterman   Eight decades of exploration and knowledgeable humour have made Stan Waterman a star of the...

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