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…
I haven’t written a blog for a while and here is my reason/excuse:
I have been training to run the Eden Project Half Marathon in October. I have never attempted anything like this before so it’s been an interesting experience. I have been making the most of the summer evenings in the countryside . . . → Read More: The dive hub on the run
Dorsal is a new clothing brand created specifically to help efforts being made to research and protect sharks around the world. Dorsal’s distinctive and unique designs not only look great, it gives you the opportunity to help sharks and raise awareness too. The dive hub got in touch with Chris Milnes, the founder & designer of Dorsal . . . → Read More: ‘Fintastic’ fashion! Guest interview with Chris Milnes, founder of Dorsal clothing
Alasdair Coyle-Gilchrist (Al) is a dive instructor who has managed the diving on volunteer conservation projects all over the world. He took the time to talk to the dive hub about his experiences, responsible diving and top tips for choosing volunteer projects.
Al (bottom right) with BV volunteers in Madagascar
How long you have . . . → Read More: The scuba instructor helping to save reefs all over the world
Today the 8th March is International Women’s Day, it was launched in 1911, and now it’s an annual celebration dedicated to inspiring women worldwide and celebrating our achievements. A while back I wrote a guest post for the wise living blog which brought together great stories from women all over the world to promote a fantastic campaign . . . → Read More: International Women’s Day: Diving & The Girl Effect
At this morning’s ceremony hosted at World Travel Market (WTM), ExCel, London, the Awards were handed out by Justin Francis, Managing Director of responsibletravel.com, organisers and founders of the Awards, and Amanda Wills, Managing Director of Virgin Holidays, headline sponsor of the Awards. The awards are part of World Responsible Tourism Day.
And the winners are …drum . . . → Read More: Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards 2010 and the winners are….
At the Dive Show marine biologist Alison Towner gave us fascinating talk about her work with the great white sharks in Gansbaai South Africa. Many of their scientific activities have been made possible through their approach to combining tourism and marine research.
Amazing Great White Sharks!
There are less than 5000 great white sharks on . . . → Read More: Marine Dynamics Great White Shark Talk, Dive Show 2010
My first blog post for Travel with a Mate went live today, its about volunteer diving and gives my five suggestions of some great volunteer dive organisations to check out when embarking on your research into volunteer dive trips. (As I say in the blog, different types of projects suit different types of people, and the project . . . → Read More: Travel with a Mate Blog: Best Volunteer Dive Organisations
Having just created two new pages for the dive hub about volunteer diving, it made me think about my honeymoon. Its hard to believe that this time two years ago I was on my honeymoon in Madagascar, with 16 other people. We decided to go for a ‘honeymoon with a difference’, something we would remember always, so we . . . → Read More: A Honeymoon with a Difference
Today all over the globe groups will be collecting rubbish from dive sites and coastal areas, as the world’s largest volunteer effort for the marine environment kicks into action. This annual event was initiated 25 years ago by The Ocean Conservancy and is supported by Project Aware. It engages people to remove rubbish from the . . . → Read More: International Clean Up Day 25th September 2010