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.

Treating the Tiny Scourge of the Caribbean Sea.

(Blue Ocean Network - April 19, 2012) -- Has a client complained of a red bumpy itchy rash within a day of being in seawater? And it takes days, sometimes weeks, for it to clear up?  It's "Sea Itch" time of year in the Caribbean. Also known as "Sea Bather's Euption",...

The Galapagos Removed from UNESCO Danger List

The Galapagos Removed from UNESCO Danger List

The Galapagos islands feature some of the rarest wildlife and youngest land masses on Earth, drawing visitors from around the world to see its treasures both topside and underwater. In the last two decades,  the Galapagos Islands experienced a tourism boom that more...

Cancun’s Underwater Museum

Cancun’s Underwater Museum

(Blue Ocean Network - June 15, 2010) -- The Cancun and Isla Mujeres Underwater Art Museum is a step closer to becoming the world's largest underwater museum.  Phase 1 of the underwater project began November 14, 2009 with the sinking of three life-sized sculptures....

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