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Conservation + Diving in Utila Update

By on 8 August 2017

It's been an action-packed month here in Utila! Diving with fellow badass PADI women, organizing and participating in the tenth Lionfish Derby, working on reducing plastic use on the island + more!

Poster from UN Ocean Conference

Momentum for Ocean Conservation Growing

By on 23 June 2017

The UN Ocean Conference and the commitments made there signal a turning tide in global ocean awareness. The Conference aims to be the game changer that will reverse the decline in the health of our ocean for people, planet and prosperity. It will be solutions-focused with engagement from all. The first UN Ocean Conference was […]

divers on boat with trash

Dive Against Debris Success!

By on 9 June 2017

We celebrated World Oceans Day with a Dive Against Debris underwater clean up!

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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 […]

Two Caribbean reef sharks swim peacefully through deep blue water.

A Chance to Shut Down Shark Fin Trade in U.S.

By on 15 March 2017

The Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017 would ban all buying, selling, and possession of shark fins in the United States. Last week, U.S. Representatives Ed Royce (California) and Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (Northern Mariana Islands) introduced the Shark Fins Sales Elimination Act (H.R. 1456) to the 115th Congress. The aim of the bill is […]

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PADI, With A Higher Purpose

By on 7 March 2017

PADI’s Four Pillars for Change encourage divers to aspire to a greater purpose. As a PADI Instructor, I’m very pleased and excited to see the organization expanding its focus it include greater ocean issues. At the 2016 DEMA Show, PADI’s event featured their new Four Pillars for Change concept, and they’ve recently brought it to […]