There’s been lots of talk in the press recently about the negative effect chemical sunscreens might have on coral reefs. This has left many people with lots of questions: which chemicals are problematic, what impact do they have and, if I can’t wear sunscreen, how can I stop myself getting burned? Here, we’ve digested the latest news and science around potentially harmful sunscreen so you don’t have to (unless you really want to!).
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Whether you have a direct connection with the reefs as diver, dive guide or instructor, or those a couple of steps away from the sea as a training agency or dive equipment manufacturer, YOU CAN ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE. #GreenFinsIYOR2018 will cover four simple actions that the diving industry can take control over, allowing reefs to be the strongest they can be!