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.

World’s Largest Underwater Cave gives up Amazing Secrets!

World’s Largest Underwater Cave gives up Amazing Secrets!

Yucatan’s underwater river systems just keep on giving. We recently reported on divers finding that two large underwater caves were in fact linked into one vast system. The Sistema Sac Actun is 164 miles long and the 52 mile Dos Ojos, interconnect making the entire...

Update: New Marine Protected Areas Created in Brazil

Update: New Marine Protected Areas Created in Brazil

In late February, we reported on Protected Areas in Brazil. At the time, the nation had only 1.5% of its jurisdictional waters under protection. However, the Brazilian government was considering proposals to establish a mosaic of MPAs. The Brazilian President promised...

Bali Low: Is this our New Definition of Paradise?

Bali Low: Is this our New Definition of Paradise?

British Diver Videotapes Plastic Waste Underwater Diver Rich Horner was attempting to capture video of Manta Rays off the island of Nusa Penida, about 20km from the popular holiday island of Bali in Indonesia, when he became submerged in plastic waste. 'Plastic,...

Divers Discover World’s Largest Flooded Cave!

Divers Discover World’s Largest Flooded Cave!

What better place to do research for our upcoming series on coastal development in Mexico’s Costa Maya than the village of Akumal (Place of the Turtle in Mayan)? Located just north of the ancient ruins of Tulum, our family has visited Akumal for many years. It gives...

Diving the Titanic – But Hurry!

Diving the Titanic – But Hurry!

Are you dreaming of adding one more wreck to your list of diving adventures? Consider taking an opportunity to dive one of the most famous shipwrecks in history. In July, Blue Marble Private, a London-based travel company, starts offering trips to the fabled RMS...

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