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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
Kayaking the World’s Most Polluted River!

Kayaking the World’s Most Polluted River!

Does it sometimes feel like the bad news is just overwhelming and you say to yourself, I’d like to help, but I’m just one person, what can I do to make things better? Well here’s a truly inspiring story about two brothers that decided they could make a difference by...

Can Chocolate Covered Insects Save The World?

Can Chocolate Covered Insects Save The World?

Most of us love chocolate and some of us really love chocolate. I like my chocolate with a bit of crunch, maybe an almond or caramel. Perfect! But can chocolate and in particular, chocolate covered insects save the world? Let's find out! On October 14 you can satisfy...

Rapa Nui Marine Park, one of world’s largest MPAs

Rapa Nui Marine Park, one of world’s largest MPAs

Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is world famous for its inscrutable, monuments, called moai, that dot the island’s landscape. Now the isolated Chilean Island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean has another reason to be world famous. The Rapa Nui Marine Park is an...

Misool Marine Reserve Named a Mission Blue Hope Spot

Misool Marine Reserve Named a Mission Blue Hope Spot

September 15, 2017, Raja Ampat, Indonesia – Mission Blue announced today that it has recognized the 300,000-acre, privately-managed Misool Marine Reserve as a Mission Blue Hope Spot.    Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue is uniting a global...

International Year of Sustainable Tourism

International Year of Sustainable Tourism

The UN has affirmed that 2017 is International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and has set 17 goals as targets for sustainable tourism and development. Achieving these goals not only furthers growth, but improves the quality of life, protects the...

Sustainable Tourism in Palau

Sustainable Tourism in Palau

The Pacific Island of Palau is often thought of as a serene, isolated paradise, but recent stats on tourism indicate that it is far from isolated. Can Palau grow its economy in sync with sustainable conservation? Palau’s president and leading citizens think it must!...

News From the Maritimes, Part 5

News From the Maritimes, Part 5

This is the fifth and final episode in a series of posts by Blue Ocean co-founder Bob Frerck, telling of the experiences of his family's vacation combined with Blue Ocean research traveling through Canada's Atlantic Maritime Provinces – After leaving Halifax, we...

News from the Maritimes, Part 4

News from the Maritimes, Part 4

This is the fourth episode in a series of posts by Blue Ocean co-founder Bob Frerck, telling of the experiences of his family's vacation combined with Blue Ocean research traveling through Canada's Atlantic Maritime Provinces – Unfortunately, we had to leave Prince...

News from the Maritimes, Part 3

News from the Maritimes, Part 3

This is the third in a series of posts by Blue Ocean co-founder Bob Frerck, telling of the experiences of his family's vacation combined with Blue Ocean research traveling through Canada's Atlantic Maritime Provinces -- In News from the Maritimes, Part 3, our family...

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