Travel

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the places and moments that take our breath away.
Mark Twain

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As an Ocean Traveler, you will have a massive impact on the kind of experiences and destinations you visit. Your choices will determine if that impact is good or ill, and can leave a lasting impression on the ocean environment and the local communities that depend on that environment. Sustainable travel choices can become a tool for marine conservation and can benefit local people.

Owners of the dive resorts, that we visit will also benefit from these articles, finding a template for turning their resort into an eco-resort, turning their operation into a sustainable business and profiting from today’s travelers who desire a sustainable travel experience.

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.

Sustainable Tourism: Moonhole House on Bequia

Sustainable Tourism: Moonhole House on Bequia

From the deck of a sailboat, you catch an arch of stunning nature on the horizon. Dark volcanic stone forms a window into the lush green of the island of Bequia in the Grenadines. A wave crashes on the shore and as the spray dissolves into the air, it draws your...

Mauritius: A Model of Small Island Sustainability?

Mauritius: A Model of Small Island Sustainability?

The Ministry of Tourism in Mauritius has launched a new Certificate Course in Tour Guiding to "help raise awareness about environmental issues and develop students’ commitment to sustainable tourism." Will this make Mauritius a model of sustainability? A small island...

Life Beyond Plastics: Make Your Next Vacation Sustainable!

Life Beyond Plastics: Make Your Next Vacation Sustainable!

The Blue Ocean Network has covered ocean plastic pollution from a variety of angles, but mostly from the “Big Picture” view. We want to use our experience in Orlando, Florida to help you make your next vacation sustainable. Today, let’s talk about how you as an...

Can Coral Find Refuge In The Red Sea??

Can Coral Find Refuge In The Red Sea??

Amidst the tidal wave of news on sea level rise, the warming of ocean temperatures, acidification, and all issues impacting the health of coral reefs worldwide, is there hope for these vital marine ecosystems? That hope may be found in the Red Sea. A recent report...

Tips On How You Can Be A Reef-Friendly Traveler

Tips On How You Can Be A Reef-Friendly Traveler

Remember that first experience of snorkeling through warm, crystal clean water and looking down into a world of vibrantly colored corals and endless marine life. That’s what hooked me decades ago. Today our coral reefs are threatened as never before. However, by...

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