We can do many things as divers to help protect and preserve the natural beauty and diversity of our underwater world for future generations. This blog will discuss tips for becoming a more sustainable scuba diver. Don’t Touch Anything Underwater It is best to view marine life from a distance and not pick up or hold any of the marine life that you encounter underwater. Even if you don’t mean to cause harm, the pressure difference between water and air can squeeze an animal to death. Also, touching animals underwater can disrupt the natural ecosystem and can cause you harm as well. There are many venomous fish in the sea. The stonefish is the most venomous in the world! Avoid Single-Use Plastics Using plastic products only once is wasteful and detrimental to the environment. Many travelers use plastic bags because they are convenient, but these bags end up in rivers and oceans, where they eventually break down into microplastics that threaten marine life and ecosystems. And when on vacation, many divers choose to drink some tropical drinks. They often come with a straw. Straws are extremely harmful for marine life—especially turtles as they may end up in their nostrils. Skip the straw or travel with a reusable metal one. It is important to pick up and properly dispose of any because plastic waste in oceans or shore you may find. They can be harmful to marine life. For example, there have been cases where sea turtles have eaten clear plastic bags thinking they were jellyfish–and died as a… Read More »How To Be a More Sustainable Diver?
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