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.

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...

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...

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...

Personal Submarine Tourism at the Four Seasons Maldives

Personal Submarine Tourism at the Four Seasons Maldives

Explore UNESCO waters in DeepFlight’s first 3-person Super Falcon 3S: the pinnacle of personal submarine technology. DeepFlight produces the world’s highest performance personal submarines.  On May 3, 2018, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru became the...

Use a Sustainable Sunscreen that won’t Kill Coral Reefs

Use a Sustainable Sunscreen that won’t Kill Coral Reefs

Our Ocean’s coral reefs are under threat from many causes. Ocean acidification, climate change and ocean warming are the biggest and these issues need to be tackled at an international level. But there are also serious threats to coral reefs that individuals can help...

Preserve, Protect and Plant Mangrove Forests

Preserve, Protect and Plant Mangrove Forests

Any day is perfect for planting a tree and there are no forests that play as important a role in protecting our oceans as mangroves. Join us to find out what’s happening to preserve, protect and plant mangrove forests. Why Mangroves are Vital for a Healthy Ocean...

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