Educate yourself about corals & marine life.
We say this because we believe that the more you know about something, the greater your interest in protecting it will grow. So, if you are aware of the importance of the marine life in our oceans as well as of the danger it faces, you will more likely adjust your behavior to help save it. Moreover, as we get to know something, we tend to care more about this thing. As a scuba diver, it’s critical that you have minimum knowledge of the environment you explore and adopt environment-friendly habits when scuba diving. 📸 @taimouro
Συνεχίζοντας την αποστολή μας με το φουσκωτό κάναμε μια μικρή παράκαμψη στον Πανορμίτη στη Σύμη, για να καθαρίσουμε την υποβρύχια «αυλή» του Αρχαγγέλου. Ο δικός μας τρόπος να τον ευχαριστήσουμε 🙏🏼 Μετά τον υποβρύχιο καθαρισμό, ο πάτερ Αντώνιος μας ξενάγησε στο μοναστήρι και συνεχίσαμε τη ρότα μας για Ρόδο 🇺🇸@allforblueorg continues the biggest mission in Greece, our stop now was Symi where we did a clean up in front of the monastery of Archangel Michael, our way to express how grateful we are 💙
90% of corals will be lost by 2050 unless average global temperature increase is kept below 1.5’C ⏳
I’ve heard a lot about the IPCC report in the last few weeks and I’m sure everyone else has too. My take on it: do something good for the environment each day.
Turn off the lights when you don’t need them💡, consume less meat🥩, walk or take public transport instead of driving🚶♂️🚌.
A greater awareness leads to small but significant changes in our everyday lives. Each of these will be appreciated by those amongst the big blue, not to mention our future generations.
More than anything though, go out and see it for yourself. Glide over the sparkly staghorns and boulders, let tiny plankton tickle your skin, listen to the chorus of a school of feeding fish. Absorb it all and let it bathe your senses. Tiny cities that are completely oblivious to the chaos taking place above, these environments bustle with their own lives🚏🚦🏙
Here I am insignificant, a mere spectator to a spritely existence. However it is here I realise the significance of my everyday habits to their lives in the deep… unassuming, unalarmed, undermined.
I’m super excited to announce, it’s back to the #Ocean with this account. My partner in crime, Emily @studioorangesalon and I have created another account @emilyandbill for our other #photography and #videography#contentcreation creativity. Please follow us there for daily images and weekly videos. I hope you join us on that creative journey, where I learn how to tell a story to support the Ocean Conservation work I do with @beachcitiesscuba @projectaware and @paditv with their four Pillars of Change, as well as other conservation groups with the same mindset. I believe storytelling is the art that will help me make more impact for our Ocean and our Blue Planet. I believe in taking direct action to #diveagainstdebris , finding ways for people to make income doing it, and sharing the stories over and over again, giving away the lessons we learn, and inspiring others to do the same.
One of the my favorite, and among the most flamboyant Triggerfish ever - the Clown trigger fish.
You'll never for un-see these underwater once you've seen them.
They are highly sought after for aquariums, but can be aggressive towards other smaller fishes.
WHAT IS THIS FISH?
This is cutie is a juvenile Pinnate Batfish (Platax pinnatus) and they are suffering for human entertainment here’s why.
This beautiful fish is much sought after in the hobby Aquarium trade, their initial small size and striking markings allows them to mimic a flatworm, making them hypnotic to observe.
However, they are described on aquarium sites as sensitive fish. Juvenile pinnate batfish are very shy and difficult fish to maintain in an aquarium, it’s advised they should be avoided by all but the most experienced aquarists. They are known to starve themselves, refusing to eat presumably due to stress, leading to inevitable starvation.
This out take is from a site giving advice on how to keep aquarium fish, “Batfish are very personable and engaging fish, and clever.”
This doesn’t sound like the kind of creature who would be happy or even comfortable living in a glass cube regardless how glamourous that cube may be. .
As a diver it is always heartbreaking to see fish you are excited to admire in the ocean boxed up in captivity. And while many people presumably don’t realise how complex these exquisite fish are, it makes it no less upsetting for those of us who put in the time to observe them in their natural habitat, where they belong. .
Please think twice before buying an animal for your own amusement without considering if it is an appropriate pet. Put the welfare and happiness of every animal you intend to own first, before you decide “I just have to have one!”
A perfect example of respect and admiration at it’s best is this beautiful photo taken by: 📷: @nurul_yazid
Kudos to all our 27 passionate volunteers who spent their whole morning with us at #lazarusisland for the our last #cleanup trip of the year (WE KNOW, BOOHOO 😖)! There was so much #trash and we were kept so busy during the surface intervals. In two dives, we retrieved a total of 507 #marinedebris weighing 70.5 kg! Some of us even found an abandoned fishing rod (one suggested us to cash in at Cash Converters! 🤣 $5 right?), a tub of half-filled yellow paint, a tyre and a crazy amount of 184 plastic bottles!
Thank you @maritime_sg and @thesubmersibles for making this trip possible and also Hui Ling Lauriette, Vanessa and @dolphinexplorersg for your logistical support!
Monsoon is coming and we're going to take a little break from our clean up dives. Watch this space, we'll be back next year! Fret not, we'll still be around with more dry activities in the meantime!
Thank you all for your support thus far and we love you guys! 💙💙💙 #projectaware#diveagainstdebris
We are here to educate the public about the value of reef ecosystems and the current crisis affecting marine life; to create a global network of volunteer teams trained in Reef Check's scientific methods who regularly monitor and report on reef health; to facilitate collaboration that produces ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions; and to stimulate local community action to protect remaining pristine reefs and rehabilitate damaged reefs worldwide.
Finally a male specie that’s attracted to me🙋🏻♀️
But in all seriousness, sharks are the world’s most misunderstood creatures. People have this irrational fear of them but in reality, most sharks do not attack humans and would much rather feed on fish and marine mammals. In short, THEY DON’T WANT YO CRUSTY ASS!! Still, sharks have more to fear from humans than we do of them. Humans hunt sharks for their meat, internal organs, and skin in order to make products such as shark fin soup, lubricants, leather and as trophies. This shit has got to stop! They need our help!! Sharks are facing extinction because of us and w/o them the oceans would lose a significant apex predator that would drastically affect the entire marine ecosystem. #projectaware#sharkconservation#divingwithsharks
Also some fun facts if you’re still reading this: These are Thresher Sharks and they are lamniformes otherwise known as Mackerel Sharks. The Mackerel Shark family includes Basking Sharks, Mako Sharks, and the famous Great White Shark. The Thresher Shark is also related to the prehistoric Megalodon Shark😱🦈 #justdroppingknowledge#educateyourself#ijustgotwifiletmelive
DIVEIndia is one of the oldest dive centers in the Andaman archipelago, here in India. It was founded by Vandit Kalia, aka Vinnie, a former management consultant who came to Havelock Island back in 2000, during a sabbatical of sorts from the corporate world. After his trip to Havelock, he was unable to resist the call of the islands and decided to walk away from the corporate rat race to start DIVEIndia in the Andamans in December 2003.
This year marks 15 years of DIVEIndia. Today, we have come a long way from those early days of wooden dungis for dive boats, when connecting to the internet meant plugging a laptop into the phone cable at a public call booth. Today with 14-15 dive professionals based in the Andamans, Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai, we cater to customers from all over the world.
We strongly feel that diving done responsibly can be a powerful way to reconnect people with nature and inculcate the importance of conservation in daily life. Simply by getting more people captivated by the wonders of the ocean!
For starters, as a business we try to make sure our operations are as ecologically sensitive as we can, striving for as low a carbon footprint as possible!
Read more about how we are trying to do this on #paditv#PROJECTAWARE . Link in our bio or leave a comment here for the link)
Photograph of curious hawksbill by Papa DIVEIndia @vanditkalia
Administering O2 and the used of AED adalah keterampilan yang akan dipelajari selama kursus EFR.
Dalam program IDC bersama kami, ketika anda menjadi EFR Instructor, anda akan dapat mengajarkannya.
PADI IDC dalam bahasa Indonesia yang akan memberikan pengalaman baik di perkotaan maupun di daerah pariwisata. Jadwal untuk tahun 2019 di bawah ini:
- 25 November 2018 di Lembongan
- Februari 2019 di Lembongan
- April 2019 di Jakarta
- May 2019 di Bali
- July 2019 di Bali
- September 2019 di Jakarta
- November 2019 di Lembongan
Daftar lah segera!!! Untuk mendapatkan harga khusus untuk pembelian peralatan mengajar untuk anda, paket Zeagle/Atomic.
Jika jadwal di atas tidak sesuai dengan anda, silakan menghubungi kami untuk mendiskusikannya.
#Repost @hypro.world ・・・
El Río Magdalena descarga a la Cuenca del #Caribe aproximadamente entre 14.000 y 28.000 toneladas anuales de #plástico .
➡️¿De dónde viene la gran mayoría? De las grandes ciudades del país. La verdadera solución está en tus manos; mediante las elecciones que tomas en el día a día en relación a lo que compras, lo que reciclas, y lo que desechas.
🔹Recuerda reducir tu consumo de plásticos desechables, así como separar correctamente tus residuos. ¡Hagamos parte del #REALCHANGE !
📸 @janeraga @help2oceans