Many-a-diver are slowly realizing the impact humanity is having on the underwater world.
Diving just for the sake of diving is nice, but many are seeking to enrich their diving passion in some meaningful way. Being a green fin diver is about helping to protect our lakes, rivers and oceans. Whether it’s by becoming a more environmentally conscious diver or volunteering to assist with a tropical fish count, the possibilities are endless when it comes to bettering the underwater world.
If you are looking to take your scuba to new and meaningful depths, here are some of our favorite eco-friendly articles.
When we go swimming, up to 14,000 tons of sunscreen is washed off our skin every year. This runoff eventually reaches coral reefs - with ingredients that are harmful to marine life.
The sun is shining, the UV index is through the roof. Wearing sunscreen is extremely important to protect your skin. But did you know that certain sunscreens cause damage to our planet’s reefs and wetlands?
Aquatic ecosystems are fragile environments that play an intricate role in the survival of species on the planet. Of this vast expanse of blue, approximately 40% are gravely affected by human activities.
Marine protected areas protect endangered species and critical habitats. As scuba divers they play a big role in the conservation of our lakes, rivers and oceans.
Given the current state of the world, travel is restricted and people are checking out their own backyards. Local scuba diving can be a very different experience than the usual holiday diving adventure, but it is one well worth exploring.
We all remember the viral Ice Bucket Challenge that went around social media to raise money for ALS? Well, like the Ice Bucket Challenge, the #binbagchallenge was an idea put together to raise awareness on environmental pollution and hopefully take steps towards a cleaner and better future.
While most people were at home celebrating Mother’s Day, the North Bay Scuba Club donned dive gear and took to the water to clean up the local marina.