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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.

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the places and moments that take our breath away.” Mark Twain
The Great Barrier Reef as We Knew It Is Gone!

The Great Barrier Reef as We Knew It Is Gone!

2018 is the third International Year of the Reef and we should be celebrating the beauty and benefits brought to us by the planet’s healthy coral reefs. Unfortunately, that is not the case, our coral reefs are under serious threat from over-fishing, pollution and...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Plastic Pollution

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Plastic Pollution

When we look at the good, the bad and the ugly of plastic pollution in our oceans, we unfortunately, find much more bad and ugly than good news. Like the ancient mariner who uttered “Until my Ghastly Tale is Told, This Heart Within Me Burns” we're going to tell the...

Corruption and Greenwashing on the Riviera Maya

Corruption and Greenwashing on the Riviera Maya

This is the last article in our series: Can Mass Tourism be Sustainable? A series that has been exploring what made Mexico’s Riviera Maya such a desirable tourism destination and what is the environmental legacy that this rapid development has left on the area. This...

Can We Save Paradise From Being Destroyed?

Can We Save Paradise From Being Destroyed?

  Remember “The Beach” a film from 2000 that featured a freshly scrubbed Leonardo DiCaprio frolicking on an idyllic beach in Thailand. The location was spectacular Maya Bay on the tiny island of Koh Phi Phi Leh. (photo - 20th Century Fox) The attention the film...

Vanishing Sail Launches On-Line This Month

Vanishing Sail Launches On-Line This Month

The award winning film, Vanishing Sail is launching online just in time for the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta which features in the film. This critically acclaimed documentary follows the adventures of legendary Caribbean boat builder Alywn Enoe as he struggles to...

Planet Earth Month and 50 Years since Apollo 8

Planet Earth Month and 50 Years since Apollo 8

This April 22nd marks the 48th anniversary of Earth Day. But why should we celebrate the earth only on Earth Day? Let's celebrate Earth Day for the entire month of April. We can call it Planet Earth Month and then it's not too big a leap to celebrate our precious...

Recycling on the Riviera Maya: Sustainable Tourism, Part 5

Recycling on the Riviera Maya: Sustainable Tourism, Part 5

What had been isolated fishing villages, sandy beaches and mangroves forty years ago has been forever transformed by the unimaginable growth of mass tourism along the Riviera Maya. Left in the dust of this uncontrolled growth is the infrastructure that should underpin...

Turtle Wars on the Riviera Maya; Sustainable Tourism, Part 4

Turtle Wars on the Riviera Maya; Sustainable Tourism, Part 4

Sea turtles have been coming to the beaches along the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan for thousands of years. These soft sandy beaches are perfect for building turtle nests and sheltering hatchlings; and the beaches could not be more perfect than in Akumal Bay. So why...

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