April, 2017

Anemone and clown fish at Baker Island

The Marine National Monuments Under Threat

By on 28 April 2017

On Wednesday, the U.S. President signed another executive order, this time directing the Secretary of the Interior to review the status of 24 National Monuments, including 5 important Marine National Monuments. I won’t bore you with the politics, but in short, this does not bode well for the States’ protected public lands and waters. Relaxing […]

Holding up "Protect Our Ocean Planet" sign at the March For Science

More Action For Oceans

By on 24 April 2017

Following close on the heels of international Earth Day celebrations and the success of the March For Science, on April 29th, The People’s Climate March is another opportunity to stand up for the oceans. What are some ocean issues affected/caused by current (anthropogenic) climate change? Rising ocean temperatures Current major coral bleaching event and coral death […]

Diver above coral reef

A Guide To Diving Sustainably

By on 20 April 2017

Sustainable diving practices are equally important above and below the surface. If you’re wondering what it takes to be a responsible diver, follow this guide to minimizing your environmental impact underwater. Buoyancy, buoyancy, buoyancy! Sustainability means ensuring the health of the underwater world for future generations, and the best way to do that while diving […]

Ocean planet earth in space

Celebrate Our Ocean Earth

By on 18 April 2017

So many ways to celebrate (Ocean) Earth Day! This coming Saturday, April 22nd, is Earth Day. And though its best to keep Mother Earth in mind every day, participating in events on Earth Day is a fun way of raising awareness and getting everyone involved. This year it seems especially important to show some love for our natural world, […]

Image of shallow colorful coral with snorkeler

Is Your Sunscreen Killing The Reef?

By on 13 April 2017

Did you know that many sunscreens contain substances that cause coral bleaching, development and reproduction defects, and can also be toxic to fish and other marine life? Research is still being done to determine the effects of sunscreens pollution on marine life, so of course this information may be subject to change. But from what […]

Underwater selfie

More Ocean Updates, Rolling in Soon!

By on 7 April 2017

I’ll admit, it’s been a hectic few weeks, and regretfully my posts have lapsed into a short silence. But here’s a bit of what’s been going on, and what you can look forward to from Eco Dive Travel Guide in the near future… Getting closer to the ocean, one country at a time From chilly […]