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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.

Global Standards for Responsible Diving – Chloe Harvey

Global Standards for Responsible Diving – Chloe Harvey

“You don’t need to bore people. You need to inspire them, get them excited about the dive. Actually let people know about the ecological reason behind why we ask people not to step on corals. Let them know that it’s alive, and if you break it, that will do away with...

Can Eco-Friendly Sunscreen Save Coral Reefs?

Can Eco-Friendly Sunscreen Save Coral Reefs?

Travellers who want to swim with migrating whale sharks near Cancun are often told by tour operators that only biodegradable sunscreen is permitted.  And those visiting the nearby Mayan-themed nature parks Xcaret and Xel-Ha face similar rules, lest travellers leave...

Non-Profits Get into Dive Travel to Save the Oceans

Non-Profits Get into Dive Travel to Save the Oceans

The Australia-based Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network estimated in a recebt report that 19% of the world’s original coral reef has already been lost, another 15% will be “seriously threatened” in the next two decades and 20% will be threatened with loss in the next...

Voluntourism alive and well and happening in Vanuatu.

Voluntourism alive and well and happening in Vanuatu.

Coral Gardening A new eco-tourism venture aimed at reversing the effects of climate change on coral reefs has been launched in Vanuatu. Coral gardening, or mariculture, involves snorkelling to reattach broken pieces of coral to damaged reefs, which can eventually grow...

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