This is Fritz. Fritz is a five foot long black tipped reef shark. When diving, we mostly see shark butts, as our bubbles spook ‘em. Not. Fritz. He made a couple of passes, looping back to see if we might be delicious. We went upright to look larger, being still and keeping our faces toward him, which is diver-to-shark speech for “We emphatically declare that we are not delicious. At all.” To be fair, Fritz was not aggressive—just curious. And sleek. And lovely. And fast as a bullet. Just ahead of Fritz is a small blue fish we named Snack. I met Fritz and Snack while learning to #scubadive so I could write #NeverHaveIEver and I’ll introduce to a new #undersea friend every Wednesday until@publication #julybooks#fishesofinstagram#bookstagram#2019books#authorsofinstagram#bookstagramfeatures#scubalife
Who cares about the oceans? SCUBA divers. We see first hand the effects of human waste and our inability to contain it. Here, we picked up trash on a Dive Against Debris, but every dive, we collect and dispose of trash we find. Don’t you? It’s easy to carry a bag.
How can we keep trash from entering our waterways, and what can each of us do to help? Great questions. Minimizing our personal impact is a great start, including saying no to single-use plastics and plastic bags. Plastics are choking our waterways, so each of us can help by ending our contribution to the problem. Got any more suggestions? Let us know in replies.
Thank you, @ecokohtao for organizing regular #diveagainstdebris at @crystaldivekohtao 💦 @projectaware It feels great to be part of something so meaningful. (And thank you for taking the photo). #scubadivers#saveouroceans#saveourseas#kohtao
We absolutely love this 📸 by @idive_f458i @ Anilao, The Philippines 🇵🇭. Go check out his profile and find more quality work there. ⠀
- Fish taking refuge inside a jelly fish, how cool is that? ⠀
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