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?
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?
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!
Last year I wrote about diving and the Girl Effect as part of their blogging campaign so this year I wanted to do something more tangible – so I am literally ‘going the extra mile’ for the Girl Effect – 13 miles to be precise! This Sunday I am running the Eden Project Half Marathon . . . → Read More: Going the extra mile for the Girl Effect
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