SUSTAINABILITY

A lionfish in the Caribbean

Lionfish: Killing for Conservation?

By on 28 July 2017

Invasive lionfish are taking over Caribbean reefs, but divers’ hunting efforts might help lessen their impact on native fish species. Lionfish are special: they’re beautiful, they’re venomous, and they’re super adaptable. They have huge appetites and reproduce at an astounding rate. They are also not native in Atlantic/Caribbean waters. The story goes something like this: […]

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 […]

Looking down on island shore from plane window

Green Business & Travel Certifications: Sustainable Dive Ops Pt. IV

By on 12 June 2017

This is Part IV of the Guide to Finding Sustainable Dive Operators. Part I highlights dive training agency recognitions, Part II features scuba industry specific independent certifications, and Part III discusses voluntary standards for environmentally responsible diving. Non Diving-Industry Specific Certifications In the quest for a sustainable diving experience, you may need to look beyond the dive […]

Two divers with fish id slate

Do Good While You Dive

By on 22 May 2017

Most of us go diving simply because it’s something we enjoy doing. But diving can be more than just a good time, it can offer an opportunity to do good too. Here are some ideas for giving back to the ocean while diving— and still having fun! Underwater Surveys Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) Volunteer […]

Dive boats moored offshore

Voluntary Standards: Sustainable Dive Operators Pt. III

By on 9 May 2017

Sustainable dive operators all follow guidelines for implementing environmental best practices. Here are some excellent examples of voluntary standards created by, and for, dive operators in different areas around the world.

A green sea turtle underwater

Shop Smart: Souvenirs

By on 2 May 2017

Shopping responsibly makes a big difference for highly trafficked, and increasingly endangered, wildlife species. Here’s a quick look at what to look out for.