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Sustainable Scuba, not just coral reefs!

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Sustainable Scuba: SCUBA

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Say SCUBA and most people will immediately see coral reefs, possibly whale sharks and maybe a tiny island topped by palms in the background. Well… it didn’t really begin like that, and still tropics are only a part of the story. SCUBA diving was actually born in temperate waters, based on technical innovation brought about by the Second World War. It wasn’t until the advent of affordable long-haul flights and easy-to-operate, reliable equipment that tropical seas became the major destination for recreational diving. By Martina Milanese, on behalf of Green Bubbles RISE.

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Building Reef Resilience

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Source: Scuba Diver Life

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“Resilience” has become a buzzword when it comes to the future health of coral reefs, but how exactly can you help in the face of climate change?

As a diver, you’ve probably heard that reefs are under intense and unprecedented pressures — you’ve probably seen evidence of this on your own dives. And, you’re probably aware that the sources of these pressures are global and extensive; climate change and ocean acidification. It’s easy to feel helpless when it comes to the strife of our coral reefs. There’s very little we can do to influence this…or is there? Green Fins promotes an ecosystem approach to strengthening reef resilience.

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