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
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
The recent shark attacks in the Seychelles are terrible news – an awful tragedy for those who lost their loved one, and very damaging for sharks.
I have been watching the media reaction with interest and five days on there are still more reports about what happened and why. The usual hysteria and . . . → Read More: Seychelles Shark: Perspective or Panic?
Tomorrow (8th June) it’s World Oceans Day and for an extra excuse to celebrate the dive hub is a year old too!
A year ago I took the plunge and wrote my first blog about responsible scuba diving and how we can all make a difference through the way we choose to dive. I used World Oceans . . . → Read More: World Oceans Day
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
Have you come across any dive organisations that are standing up and leading the way in making dive tourism more sustainable? Met any dive instructors, dive operators or teams who are really making a difference and impressed you? Then go to the responsible tourism awards website and nominate them for a responsible tourism award. . . . → Read More: Responsible Tourism Awards 2011 – Its time to nominate!
This month I went to London to give a talk about responsible diving and the dive hub to a group of alumni and current students from the ICRT (International Centre for Responsible Tourism). I talked about how applying responsible tourism principles to scuba diving is a brilliant opportunity to do more to conserve the ocean . . . → Read More: Responsible Tourism Evening With…. The Dive Hub!
Getting into the Blue!
A very Happy New Year to you all from the dive hub, hope 2011 has been good for you so far! I managed to beat the January blues this year by getting into the Blue – as I was lucky enough to spend New Years day diving in the Red Sea. It was a really great . . . → Read More: January Blues?
I have just added to a new page about diving and water use to the dive hub, under Essentials: Above Water tab. Water is an incredibly precious and important resource for the diving and tourism industry, and for local communities, and yet we often take it completely for granted. Frequently, tourism places severe pressure on . . . → Read More: Diving and Water Use