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Sustainable Business

This is not your business-as-usual section, our articles cover blue economy initiatives, sustainable practices and profile inspiring stories that give insights on how you can apply sustainable practices in building your business.

These articles are written by ocean people who have turned their passion into profits, they offer guidelines for marine tourism and dive travel providers, dive operators, eco-resort managers and live-aboard captains. If you want to find sustainable ways forward, we have a special place for you.

“There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions… in a way that serves the world and you.” Sir Richard Branson
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,...

Life Beyond Plastic: Can Vegan Fashion Help?

Life Beyond Plastic: Can Vegan Fashion Help?

We have recently been posting news on the harm that the world’s clothing manufacturers, especially in Asia and India have been causing to the world's environment. We have also been reporting on the creative solutions that concerned fashion designers have been...

Beat Winter! Dive Into these Shows

Beat Winter! Dive Into these Shows

As I write this I am looking out over a frozen lake covered in several feet of snow and ice. And where we live the winter is just half over. February, especially can be a brutal month in the northern hemisphere, and this year has been particularly challenging for...

“No Straw Please” It’s International Straw Free Day

“No Straw Please” It’s International Straw Free Day

Straws have been around for a very long time! Pretty much ever since humans found hollow reeds and “Eureka” realized that they could blow through them. Or just as easily, suck and slurp, making the reed a handy tool. But today things have gotten out of hand. Every...

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...

Where Does All That Garbage Go?

Where Does All That Garbage Go?

When you throw that plastic water bottle into the recycle bin do you ask the question: where does all that garbage go? Hopefully, not into a landfill, the unfortunate destination of a huge amount of “recycled” trash. Hopefully, it gets sorted for serious recycling,...

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