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.

Dive into an Underwater Sculpture Museum on May 18

Dive into an Underwater Sculpture Museum on May 18

Museums have come a long way since the days of “walk, look but don't touch” and museums are no longer just on land, some of the most spectacular are where you least expect to find them. So, on International Museums Day - May 18, lets take a dive into an underwater...

The Great Barrier Reef as We Knew It Is Gone!

The Great Barrier Reef as We Knew It Is Gone!

2018 is the third International Year of the Reef and we should be celebrating the beauty and benefits brought to us by the planet’s healthy coral reefs. Unfortunately, that is not the case, our coral reefs are under serious threat from over-fishing, pollution and...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Plastic Pollution

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Plastic Pollution

When we look at the good, the bad and the ugly of plastic pollution in our oceans, we unfortunately, find much more bad and ugly than good news. Like the ancient mariner who uttered “Until my Ghastly Tale is Told, This Heart Within Me Burns” we're going to tell the...

Corruption and Greenwashing on the Riviera Maya

Corruption and Greenwashing on the Riviera Maya

This is the last article in our series: Can Mass Tourism be Sustainable? This series explores what has made Mexico’s Riviera Maya a desirable tourism destination. What is the environmental legacy of rapid development on the area? This article Corruption and...

Vanishing Sail Launches On-Line This Month

Vanishing Sail Launches On-Line This Month

The award winning film, Vanishing Sail is launching online just in time for the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta which features in the film. This critically acclaimed documentary follows the adventures of legendary Caribbean boat builder Alywn Enoe as he struggles to...

Planet Earth Month and 50 Years since Apollo 8

Planet Earth Month and 50 Years since Apollo 8

This April 22nd marks the 48th anniversary of Earth Day. But why should we celebrate the earth only on Earth Day? Let's celebrate Earth Day for the entire month of April. We can call it Planet Earth Month and then it's not too big a leap to celebrate our precious...

Recycling on the Riviera Maya: Sustainable Tourism, Part 5

Recycling on the Riviera Maya: Sustainable Tourism, Part 5

What had been isolated fishing villages, sandy beaches and mangroves forty years ago has been forever transformed by the unimaginable growth of mass tourism along the Riviera Maya. Left in the dust of this uncontrolled growth is the infrastructure that should underpin...

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