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.

Marine Citizen Science Fills the Gap in Scuba

Marine Citizen Science Fills the Gap in Scuba

As recreational diving has been around since the 1940s, scuba diving is in constant evolution. Technology and globalization have made it easier for scuba divers to refine their interests in the underwater world, and to do so more safely than ever before. However, the...

Can We Save Paradise From Being Destroyed? Update on Maya Bay

Can We Save Paradise From Being Destroyed? Update on Maya Bay

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 received...

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...

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...

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