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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
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...

Coral Reef Gardening: Try Voluntourism when next in Paradise

Coral Reef Gardening: Try Voluntourism when next in Paradise

Here’s a great idea for your next vacation. Pick a tropical island paradise--Fiji for example. Get wet in the pristine waters and break out the scuba gear. But most important, turn your vacation from tourism to voluntourism. Become a citizen scientist on a mission....

Is it the destiny of Kiribati to disappear beneath the waves?

Is it the destiny of Kiribati to disappear beneath the waves?

Unless you are in the eye of a hurricane or your basement is flooding at high tide, you might think that global warming is an abstract problem that only affects others. You might even consider climate change a hoax perpetrated by politicians. But what if you lived on...

Sairee Cottage Diving Koh Tao a Model for Eco Tourism

Sairee Cottage Diving Koh Tao a Model for Eco Tourism

Koh Tao means Turtle Island in Thai and is a small island offering some of the best dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand. But what really seems to set Koh Tao apart is the  Sairee Cottage dive resort that has a passion for eco-friendly tourism.   Koh Tao receives 100%...

Whale Sharks Prove to be Long Haul Travelers

Whale Sharks Prove to be Long Haul Travelers

Marine Biologists have mapped out the routes of leatherback turtles and grey whales, both species famous for their long-distance migration patterns. The Arctic tern annually flies from Iceland and Greenland to the coast of the Antarctic and within six months...

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