How OK Divers care for environment

 

Over 5 million travelers visit Bali every year. When you first arrive, the airport vibe brings holiday mood instantly, makes you feel super excited to see more of the island. Beaches, green rice fields, amazing waterfalls, peaceful temples... In one word – paradise. But then you smell the burning plastic while enjoying stunning sceneries, or as you drive past the mountains of trash that have been carelessly dumped in rice fields. And you start to think, ‘This wasn’t in the brochure.’

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Do you pick up rubbish while diving?

Why we should pick up rubbish on our dives

When we think about scuba diving, we also think about beautiful and pristine aquatic environments full of colorful corals and plenty of fish happily swimming around. But, to your surprise, as you dive you may find something else in the waters too. Shockingly enough, the world has been so polluted, that rubbish doesn’t avoid even the most beautiful dive sites. You see, even if the garbage is disposed on land, it frequently ends up in ocean waters, where it can cause harm to aquatic life.

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Have You Heard of Ghost Fishing?

Threat of Ghost Fishing Nets and How Can We Help

Ghost fishing has received much attention in the past couple of years, especially due to the way it threatens marine animals. People have been leaving discarded fishing gear in water bodies for a long period of time. Both marine animals as well as birds can get trapped in these fishing lines. They also tend to swallow all the fishing related debris, which can lead towards injuries and distress in the long run. Some of them might have to experience painful deaths after suffering for several hours.

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Sunscreens And The Health of Coral Reefs In Padangbai

How your sunscreen affects marine life

Sunscreen is an effective way to prevent the negative effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun. It reduces the risk of undesirable skin conditions such as sunburn and skin cancer. Some manufacturers also suggest that you need to re-apply sunscreen after your body makes a longer contact with water. Sweat can also reduce sunscreen’s efficacy so re-applying is a safe way to make sure you are well protected under the heat.

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Shower In The Plastic Rain Microbeads

Micro-beads and why they should be banned.

Did you brush your teeth with minty toothpaste this morning or wash your body with certain body wash or face soap?  Unfortunately then, you may have exposed yourself to a polluting plastic, which is known as micro-beads. It has been identified that a large number of personal care products that are available in the market contain a considerable percentage of minuscule plastic balls, which are known as micro-beads.

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Why Fishing Destroy Our Ocean And Planet

Bad Fishing Practices

From where we stand on the land, or on a boat in this case, the sea seems to hide an innumerable amount of fish and other marine resources. Ask any diver, and you will get a different –rather saddening answer. Bad fishing practices, both legal and illegal, along with the lack of strict rules, topped with our massive consumption habits are only a few factors that contribute to the rapidly depleting fish populations. Evidences of this issue are overwhelming.
 

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Plastic Waste in Bali

Tips How to Use less Plastic and Reduce Plastic Waste in Padangbai
 

Whether on land or in the ocean, the sad truth is that the plastic waste has become a pandemic. This is not a problem that you or anybody else can solve single-handedly, but everyone has the power to make a small difference. Small efforts of individuals to use less plastic will accumulate and combined could create a profound positive effect. Join the movement, try out these simple tips and boost your karma.

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