The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) recently released the latest edition of its Coral Reef Report Card. The report card grades Bahamian coral reef ecosystem health and assesses ongoing threats, while outlining successful measures needed to reverse the decline of coral reefs.
Reasons for forgoing scuba diving after having a baby vary from having no time to worries it might be dangerous. Here’s why it’s a great activity to begin again when you can.
The Perry Institute for Marine Science is a nonprofit organization committed to protecting the oceans. To that end, they’ve created the Reef Rescue Network.
Sharks in Bahamian waters enjoy broad protections, so it’s no surprise that they’re thriving. Here are the top four shark encounters in the Bahamas.
Going on a liveaboard scuba trip should be on every diver’s bucket list — but what should you bring? Here are our top tips for liveaboard packing.
Seeing turtles is common on many dives, but many divers don’t know of the threats facing sea turtle populations around the world.
The Galapagos Islands offer a truly unique ecosystem. Here are the top five marine encounters here that no diver will want to miss.
Diving against debris not only has the obvious positive effects for marine life and our ocean but is also now helping drive policy changes for a cleaner future.
Using a diver propulsion vehicle underwater means you can cover far more territory on each dive. How do you use one safely?
The world’s reefs are changing fast. Divers can help ensure that reefs are around for future generations with courses like the Reef Check EcoDiver program.
Even if you think you know a reef, exploring it with ultraviolet night diving will illuminate the scene in a whole new light.
Scuba diving with oceanic whitetips should be on every diver’s bucket list. What’s the best place to see them?
The role of shark feeding dives in shark conservation is controversial. Here’s the perspective of one PADI pro who’s worked in the industry for years.
Is sexual coral reproduction — coral sex — the future for helping to restore the world’s coral reefs? Is it more effective than current coral restoration methods?
By now, most divers know about the negative impacts invasive lionfish are having in the northwestern Atlantic and on Caribbean reefs. The PADI Invasive Lionfish Tracker course is helping address the problem in the Bahamas.
No matter if you’re a novice or a pro diver, shark protection should matter to you. Sharks are in trouble the world around, and participating in the AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty (as a student or instructor) can help spread the word.
Although diving accidents happen infrequently, things can, and do, go wrong. Becoming a Rescue Diver helps prepare you to solve these problems and also to prevent them from happening in the first place.
Being prepared, staying focused, and remembering a few basic surface skills will automatically lower stress and keep you calm in emergency situations.