It’s the Dive Show tomorrow and diving events don’t get any bigger than this! I wrote about my top tips for seminars and talks that I can’t wait to see: here, and its a packed schedule. Apart from hearing some great speakers I am really looking forward to chatting with lots of dive operators about responsible diving. I have . . . → Read More: Dive Show 2010 – here we come!
Changing behaviour when we go diving?
I recently watched an online lecture from Mark Earls at the Do Lectures. In it he talked about human behaviour and how this could have an impact on how we go about encouraging change. A lot of what we get bombarded with daily is stuff trying to get us to . . . → Read More: ‘I’ll have what she’s having…’ a great dive trip
This week there was a piece in the Guardian about the situation at Hanifaru Lagoon in the Maldives. Here is a link to the article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/oct/20/maldives-tourism-manta-rays
This follows on from my post back in September about the issue. Since 2009 Hanifaru Bay in Baa Atoll has seen its tourism trade triple. Guy Stevens, the director of . . . → Read More: The Mantas of Hanifaru: the story continues….
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
With just under two weeks to go until the Dive Show at the NEC in Birmingham, it’s time to start thinking about which talks to see. As always there is a packed speaker and seminar schedule with lots of emphasis this year on marine life, so which speakers and seminars are not to be missed? Here . . . → Read More: Top Responsible Diving Picks at the Dive Show: 30th – 31st Oct 2010
This blog post is part three of a series looking at the benefits of responsible diving. Diving centres and resorts have a lot of potential to maximise the positive impacts for local communities and the local economy. Here are three areas where diving can make a real difference:
Jobs and Training
Dive operations are fairly . . . → Read More: Where do the real benefits of responsible diving lie? Part 3 Local Community
healthy reefs are nicer for divers too!
Here is the second post in my three part series about where the real benefits of responsible diving lie. This one takes a look at benefits for the environment.
Beyond economic returns, we know that dive tourism has a huge potential to generate a range of environmental benefits . . . → Read More: Where do the real benefits of responsible diving lie? Part 2 The Environment
So what’s it all about, why bother with responsible diving? I will begin to answer these questions in a three part blog series this week starting with Part 1 – benefits for divers
Well managed diving
I remember a dive in the Maldives where we swam around a coral pinnacle, the trouble was that we . . . → Read More: Where do the real benefits of responsible diving lie? Part 1 Divers
What: Dive Centre based at the Soneva Fushi, Six Senses Resort
Where: Island of Kunfunadhoo, Baa Atoll, The Maldives
Responsible Dive Factor:
A resident marine biologist is employed to inform guests and staff about the coral reef ecosystem and responsible behaviour in the reef environment. There are informal presentations and snorkelling trips which aim to enhance the guest . . . → Read More: Case Study: Soleni Dive Centre at Soneva Fushi Maldives
Oceans are the largest habitat on earth, covering 70% of our planet and yet we are only just beginning to understand them. The Horizon programme on BBC 2 last night was absolutely fascinating, offering cause for both despair and hope for the future of the oceans.
The Census of Marine Life
In the programme Sir David . . . → Read More: The death of the oceans?