Here’s a great idea for your next vacation. Pick a tropical island paradise–Fiji for example. Get wet in the pristine waters and break out the scuba gear. But most important, turn your vacation from tourism to voluntourism. Become a citizen scientist on a mission. Try coral reef gardening. Read more
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According to the U.N. agency, the largest barrier reef system in the Northern Hemisphere no longer faces “immediate danger.”
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 following some simple steps you can become a reef-friendly traveler helping to protect our coral reefs. Read more
The Vatu-i-Ra Conservation Park boasts some of the most spectacular diving in Fiji, drawing divers from all over the world.
Many of the bommies and pinnacles are covered in vibrant soft corals and gorgonian sea fans, making the sites popular amongst dive photographers6. Strong currents in the Conservation Park bring large schools of fish, particularly around bommies and pinnacles. Read more
Diveheart accepts donated used and new wetsuits for their many Adaptive Scuba programs around the world. However, some of the donated wetsuits are unusable, torn, old and brittle or damaged. Diveheart still gives the donor a tax letter for their donation. Diveheart also accepts wetsuits of any condition because they can repurpose the unusable wetsuits by recycling them into neoprene drink coasters. Read more
At night, just after the full moon, teams of scientists dive beneath the waves to study one of the planet’s most prolific and mysterious rites of reproduction. Read more
These innovative items aren’t just trendy—they’re eco-friendly too.
Every year,an estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic enters the oceans. To help combat this staggering statistic, various industries are making important eco-friendly efforts: Major hospitality groups are working with local organizations to introduce conservation strategies, an increasing number of airlines have pledged to fulfill long-term sustainability promises, and environmentally minded hotels are setting new standards for reducing negative environmental impact. Read more
All too often we hear that the world’s coral reefs are in peril. It’s undeniably true, that our reef ecosystems are threatened by rising ocean temperatures that cause coral bleaching, plus the dangers of pollution, coastal development and over fishing, in fact we just reported on an unexplained, tissue-loss disease infecting Florida’s coral reefs. Read more
In order to commemorate Earth Day, Balai Bunaken National Park (BTNB) with the community, local government, and tourists doing Malendong Clean-Bunaken activities on Saturday (28/04/2018). Read more