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.

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Reef Safe Stream2Sea Sunscreen On The Sandy Beach In Northern Ontario, Canada
Stream2Sea’s Reef-Safe Products for Scuba Divers

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.

Joey Using Reef Safe Sunscreen While Hitting The Beaches In Northern Ontario, Canada
Why you Should be Using Reef-Safe Sunscreen

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?

Free Diver In A Bottle, Ocean Pollution
A Scientific Look at Marine Pollution

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.

A Protected Marine Reserve Along Spain's Mediterranean Coastline
The Importance of Marine Protected Areas

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.

Joey Scuba Diving From One Of Our Favourite Local Eastern Canadian Dive Sites, Deer Island New Brunswick
Scuba Diving Locally

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.

Ali Drinking With The Turtle Straw
Sipping Straws with a Splash

Help fight single-use plastics and their effects on our planet with this Canadian made eco-friendly glass straw.

Scuba Divers On The Boat For The Dive Zihuatanejo Clean Up, MexicoThis article is in the news
Diving for Zero Plastic in Zihua

Green initiatives are important and in Zihuatanejo, we had the opportunity to join forces with Zihro Plastic and Dive Zihuatanejo to lending a helping fin.

Joey Scuba Diving With A Bag Full Of Collected Trash In Bonaire During A Dive Friends Clean Up DiveThis article is in the news
Beyond the Beach: Cleaning Up Bonaire’s Reefs

There are many ways to fight back against pollution and on Bonaire, this takes the form of scuba diving cleanups.

Beach Cleanup Surf Rider Information SignThis article is in the news

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.

North Bay Scuba Club's 18th Annual Harbour Clean up, Ontario, CanadaThis article is in the news
Taking out the Trash: A Scuba Clean Up in North Bay

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.

The Bay of Fundy Humpback Whale FlukeThis article is in the news
North Bay’s Whale of a Tale

Find out how a couple of scuba divers made a gigantic snow sculpture to try and turn the tides on plastic use in the city of North Bay.

A Trio Of Scuba Divers In The Cold Water Close To Halifax, Nova Scotia In Canada
How to be an Eco-Friendly Scuba Diver

It's not easy being green in a day and age where everything is plastic and waste. Let sustainability lead the way as you explore the underwater world.

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