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9 Easy Things You Can Do to Save the Ocean

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Now, more than ever, the fate of the ocean is in our hands. According to UCSB and NOAA, over 40% of the world’s oceans have been heavily affected by human activities. Overfishing, pollution and climate change have all left an indelible mark on ocean ecosystems. What most of us don’t realize though is that we often contribute to these destructive factors with ordinary things we do every day. Luckily, making even a few simple lifestyle changes can bring significant environmental gains.

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Posted in: Marine Life

Full-Face Snorkeling Masks: Pros And Cons

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During the recent years full-face snorkeling masks have been steadily gaining popularity worldwide. This type of masks feels more natural to many snorkelers since it offers the ability to breath through the nose (rather than the mouth as with traditional snorkels). It was also well received by beginner snorkelers, who prefer to have their entire face protected from contact with water. However, there are those who are skeptical about the concept or even raise concerns about the safety of full-face masks.

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Posted in: Snorkeling

The Blue-Ringed Octopus: Cute but Deadly

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The Blue-Ringed Octopus, affectionately called the BRO, is a very special little creature. Its beautiful psychedelic coloring makes this cephalopod a highly sought after subject for many underwater photographers and naturalists. However, behind the adorable exterior is something even more extraordinary - a venom that is 1,000 times more powerful than cyanide and that has earned this shy octopus a spot among the most lethal creatures of the sea.

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10 Amazing Organizations Fighting to Save Our Oceans

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As divers, it is a given that we love the ocean and all the marine life in it. However, as the days pass, many of the famous and loved dive sites slowly decline in health and beauty. Luckily, recent years have seen a proliferation of nonprofit groups working on both a public and political level to save and protect our oceans. One of the best ways you can contribute to marine conservation is by joining one of these groups and donating to the cause. Here is a list of what we think are some of the best marine/ocean conservation organizations.

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What Is a Lift Bag And Why Use It?

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A lift bag is a piece of diving equipment designed to lift objects and/or divers from underwater towards the surface by means of the bag’s buoyancy. It is normally made of durable airtight fabric with straps. Oftentimes, lift bags are also used by the scuba divers to maintain the level of depth during safety stops or are deployed as surface markers if an ascent is performed away from the anchor line.

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