Two of my favourite subjects have been hitting the headlines recently. Both are controversial, divide opinion, and surrounded in myth. But what could possibly be bringing wind turbines and sharks together? Offshore wind farms.
Recent reports that the construction of an offshore wind farm might be delayed because it’s planned in an area that’s vital for basking . . . → Read More: Dividing opinion near you – Sharks and Turbines
Guest blog post from Helen Webb, Co-Founder of Sea-Changers
” In 2010, I along with the world, watched in horror as the disaster of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion unfolded. Over the following weeks my sense of helplessness and frustration about what was happening to the marine environment and the local communities impacted upon by this tragedy . . . → Read More: Sea-Changers – Building a Turnstile on the Sea
I can’t quite believe it but it’s that time of year again – nominations for the Responsible Tourism Awards 2012 are open!
So have a think back about your past dive trips and ask yourself which ones stood out and why? Have you come across any dive (or marine) organisations that are determinedly going that extra . . . → Read More: Been on an award-winning dive trip lately?
It’s been quite a week for underwater news! Here are my top 5 stories,
1. Catlin Seaview survey – Virtual diving on the Great Barrier Reef
The Catlin Seaview Survey is a scientific expedition which aims to carry out the first comprehensive study to document the composition and health of coral reefs on the Great Barrier Reef and Coral . . . → Read More: Underwater news round up
Today is World Wetland Day – the theme this year is wetlands and tourism – a very appropriate subject for the dive hub. Wetlands are areas where water is the primary factor controlling the environment and the associated plant and animal life.
I was surprised to see that coral reefs are classed as a . . . → Read More: Magnificent Mangroves on World Wetland Day
Sometimes you don’t have to look very far to see responsible diving in action. I got home tonight, read my local newsletter and was amazed to read about a local diving group who had braved the river Avon in Chippenham on a mission to clear it of rubbish.
The team of volunteers fished . . . → Read More: Responsible diving on the doorstep
Plunging into 2012!!
As well as the usual new years resolutions to lose weight in an attempt to look a bit more ‘James Bond’ in our wetsuits, and deciding on dive destinations - the New Year is a time when you look to what the next 12 months could have in store. I saw this article . . . → Read More: A New Year and a new approach for the dive industry?
With less than a week to go before Christmas, many of the more organised out there will already have their presents bought, wrapped and ready under the tree. For those who are still looking for that perfect dive buddy present, here are some of my favourite links I found during my own search. . . . → Read More: Still searching for the perfect present?
On Wednesday this week the winners of the Responsible Tourism Awards 2011 were announced at the World Travel Market’s World Responsible Tourism Day. The awards are unique, recognising the work of pioneers in the industry who are proving that business can be a force for good.
At the dive hub, I am always on the lookout for . . . → Read More: Responsible Tourism Awards 2011 and the winners are…
Its World Responsible Tourism Day tomorrow and for the first time in five years I won’t be taking the day off to visit what is always an exciting day that is aimed at uniting, inspiring and educating the tourism industry to make a difference.
This year’s event really does look better than ever (typical!) with some wonderful speakers like Harriet . . . → Read More: WTM World Responsible Tourism Day 2011 – tomorrow!