Lionfish hunting at night
The answer to this question depends on which ocean you are diving in. Lionfish are one of my favourites, they look so awesome and I could watch them swimming around the reef all day. Lionfish are native to the Red Sea, South Pacific and Indian Ocean BUT they have made their . . . → Read More: Lionfish: friend or foe?
Back in October I wrote about The Equalizer – a new online magazine which is designed to give information about the Red Sea from a unique perspective. Issue 2 of The Equalizer is out now, here are some of the divehub’s highlights:
- Environmental column – interesting article argues that ‘the greatest threat to the Red . . . → Read More: Two great online dive mags – direct from the Red Sea!
So is this another blog about how many female divers there are and who makes the best buddies? No. It’s about the Girl Effect which is a powerful idea: by investing in girls in the developing world, we make an effective investment in reducing poverty, creating thriving communities, slowing the spread of AIDS, and protecting . . . → Read More: Diving and the Girl Effect
Protecting sharks will mean protection for other species too
Back in September I wrote about the plans to create a shark sanctuary in Raja Ampat proposed through a collaboration between Shark Savers and Misool Eco Resort. Since they launched the petition, over 8,500 people signed, together with hundreds of tourism companies and NGO’s. Yesterday it was announced that the . . . → Read More: Shark sanctuary declared in Raja Ampat!
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
On Saturday I went to hear Lesley Rochat make her debut on the Dive Show’s speaker programme. Lesley told us a bit about her own story, in particular about Maxine the shark, and the programme of satellite tagging released raggedtooth sharks back into the ocean. Raggedtooth sharks are threatened around the world because they are . . . → Read More: Rethink the Shark – Lesley Rochat at Dive 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