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

Travel

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.

Palau to become 100% Marine Sanctuary

Palau to become 100% Marine Sanctuary

(Blue Ocean Network.com - April 1, 2014) -- The president of the tiny nation of Palau in the Pacific Ocean has declared that the entirety of the exclusive economic zone that surrounds it will become a marine protected area: Tommy Remengesau Jr announced at a UN...

Travel Resources for Making Earth-friendly Choices

Travel Resources for Making Earth-friendly Choices

Blue Ocean Network - October 16, 2013) --Many travelers might wish to travel with a light environmental footprint, however they may not know how to do so or where to find the resources to help them make sustainable travel choices. A new article called Travel Resources...

First Humpback Whale of the Season Sighted Off Maui

First Humpback Whale of the Season Sighted Off Maui

(Blue Ocean Network - October 9, 2013) -- Maui, Hawaii - On October 5, 2013 an adult humpback whale did a "beautiful" fluke up dive in front of excited crew and passengers on Pacific Whale Foundation's vessel Ocean Voyager at 7:36 am. This is Pacific Whale...

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