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5 things I learned from my first scuba dive

Thank you to Hannah Hesford for this guest post: 5 things I learned from my first scuba dive They say scuba diving opens up a world of possibilities, from facing your fears to learning new skills and exploring places beyond your imagination. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to do all three on … Read more

Diving Dos and Don’ts: Impact Of Scuba Diving On Coral Reefs

Thanks to Donald Giddings, founder and editor in chief at Green Living Zone, for this guest blog post: Coral reefs are full of beautiful plants and animals that are truly one of a kind. Each year, people from all over the world flock to view the unique and beautiful ecosystems of coral reefs by scuba … Read more

How prohibiting the sale and purchase of corals and shells eliminates the black-market economy and preserves ocean reefs

It’s tempting to pick up an attractive shell or piece of coral and place it somewhere in your home as a memento of your underwater adventures and constant reminder of your connection with the marine world. Pippa from iDiveblue explains the long-term consequences of removing marine life from our reefs.