Posts Tagged ‘Conservation’

Galapagos!

Monday, February 6th, 2012

We’ve snorkeled all around the world in some pretty amazing spots, but this one might take the cake.

The New Cancun?

Monday, September 19th, 2011

It’s an old battle – the push and pull between development and conservation.

Mexico’s Baja region may be in for a shock as plans for major resort development take shape.

This area is among our many favorite places to snorkel – we’d love to see more nice places to stay, but not at the expense of the natural beauty of the area.

Saving Coral Reefs

Friday, September 9th, 2011

If you enjoy snorkeling, you know how important it is to help preserve coral reefs.

Among the basic rules of snorkeling safety is being aware of your surroundings – and that includes respecting the reef.

We like to hear about the good work people like Reef Check are doing – like this project in Haiti.

Underwater Sculpture Gardens

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Underwater Sculpture Gardens

Snorkelers are accustomed to incredible scenery, but even the most experienced among us are bowled over by the underwater vistas created by Jason De Caires Taylor. If you are lucky enough to snorkel at one of Taylor’s sites, you’re going to want to bring a camera. Taylor creates underwater sculptures that serve as artificial reefs – with marine life colonizing and transforming his sculptures in spectacular ways.

Taylor’s work has a serious conservation angle, as his sculptures not only create a new habitat, they are also designed to divert traffic from other coral reef areas that suffer from overuse.

Taylor is currently engaged in the construction of a huge underwater sculpture museum – the Cancun and Isla Mujeres Art Underwater Art Museum, a must-see if you’re snorkeling in Mexico. You will be awestruck by the sculpture gardens, but keep your wits – you can never forget the rules of safety.