Conservation

Best volunteer abroad marine conservation programmes in 2023

Are you ready to join a marine conservation volunteer project abroad? Find your perfect opportunity ...

Dec 16, 2022

Snefro Fleet joins Green Fins

King Snefro Fleet has recently made history by becoming the first Green Fins certified liveaboard ...

Oct 24, 2022

Fuvahmulah tiger sharks ID

​Taken the plunge with Fuvahmulah’s tiger sharks in the last five years? If so, Fuvahmulah Dive ...

Oct 24, 2022

Is it safe and ethical to dive with sharks?

ZuBlu co-founder Adam Broadbent talked to World Nomads about his views on diving with sharks. Read ...

Oct 21, 2022

Whale sharks

For most divers, an encounter with a whale shark is the ultimate underwater experience. These ...

Oct 21, 2022

10 Simple ways to reduce plastic waste

Plastics were once seen as miraculous materials that catered perfectly to our culture of convenience...

Oct 13, 2022

Citizen science for divers

Want to get directly involved in ocean conservation? Learn all about citizen science projects for ...

Jul 25, 2022

Philippines Megafauna Educational Trip

Join this once-in-a-lifetime expedition and follow whale sharks through the Visayas towards one of ...

May 31, 2022

The Manta Trust and ZuBlu

ZuBlu is proud to announce our latest partnership with The Manta Trust, the world’s foremost manta...

May 18, 2022

Eco-friendly diving in the Maldives

Hundreds of thousands of divers descend on the Maldives every year, all hoping to get a glimpse of ...

May 18, 2022

Elle Haskin from Daughters of the Deep - An Ecoventures Interview

We talked with Elle from Daughters of the Deep about their new scholarship and outreach non-profit ...

Apr 12, 2022

Guide to marine conservation volunteering abroad

As explorers of the underwater world, divers find themselves in the unique position of being witness...

Apr 07, 2022

Explore and restore with Ecoventures

Discover how you can explore and restore the world's oceans by taking part in an ecoventures ...

Apr 07, 2022

Sustainable travel for the discerning diver

Discover definitive actions every diver can take to travel more sustainably, as well as plenty of ...

Apr 07, 2022

5 Reasons to join a marine conservation programme

Ever considered swapping your usual holiday for a marine conservation project abroad? Here’s five...

Apr 07, 2022

How to find the right marine volunteer opportunity abroad

Find the ideal marine biology volunteer opportunity with this guide to narrowing down the options ...

Apr 07, 2022

Why you should pay for a volunteer dive holiday abroad

Planning on doing some volunteering abroad? Find out why you'll need to pay for the experience, what...

Apr 07, 2022

Types of marine conservation opportunities

Want to get involved in marine conservation volunteering? Find out about the types of opportunities ...

Apr 07, 2022

Roni Ben-Aharon from Atlantis Dive Resorts and Liveaboards - An Ecoventure Liveaboard

We talked to Roni Ben-Aharon from Atlantis Dive Resort about their exciting new expeditions and ...

Feb 22, 2022

Best snorkelling practices

Green Fins works to reduce the threats from snorkelling activities as well as diving. To help ...

Feb 01, 2022

How to be a better scuba diver - top 10 best dive practices

Green Fins has put together guidelines for best dive practices that are essential reading for any ...

Feb 01, 2022

Why scuba diving programmes make for epic gap years

Gap-years are a great idea - giving young adults a well-earned break from school, college, work, or ...

Feb 01, 2022

World’s oceans could be restored within a generation

​According to a major new scientific review, our oceans could be restored to their former glory ...

Jan 31, 2022

Best eco-friendly dive resorts in Southeast Asia

These incredible eco-friendly resorts fly the flag for sustainability in Southeast, making a real ...

Jan 31, 2022

Karen from The Manta Caribbean Project - An Ecoventures Interview

We talked with Karen Fuentes, founder and director of The Caribbean Manta Project. Located in ...

Jan 21, 2022

Where in the world do the whale sharks go? Researching the Rhincodon

Find out more about whale sharks, and how you can participate in research and help to unlock the ...

Dec 28, 2021

Fish songs raise hopes for coral reef recovery

As originally reported by The Guardian, the strange sounds of a coral reef, including an array of ...

Dec 28, 2021

How do we know how many sharks are at risk?

According to Eco Watch, the world’s sharks are in peril, and their outlook may be worse than ...

Dec 17, 2021

Blue Bonds for Conservation

As reported by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), big news is in the works with their Blue Bonds for ...

Dec 10, 2021

The Manta Trust's Ocean Education Portal

The Manta Trust recently unveiled their brand new Ocean Education Portal - and here at ZuBlu, we ...

Nov 25, 2021

Green Fins e-course

Did you know that you could be certified as an eco-conscious diver online? Find out more about the ...

Nov 24, 2021

The decline of tropical reefs should alarm us. But there is reason to hope

The planet’s tropical reefs are in decline, and we should be alarmed. But, as recently reported by...

Nov 10, 2021

Fourth Element and Waterhaul turn single-use face masks into scuba gear

As reported in Dive Magazine, Fourth Element are now offering scuba diving tools made from recycled ...

Oct 15, 2021

Palau Carbon Neutral

As reported by Globetrender, the island nation of Palau has proudly declared its intention to become...

Oct 14, 2021

Green Fins Award - World's Most Environmentally Friendly Dive Centres

The Reef-World Foundation have officially announced the winners of their coveted 2020 Green Fins ...

Oct 13, 2021

ZuBlu & The Reef-World Foundation

ZuBlu are proud to announce a new partnership with The Reef-World Foundation, the international ...

Oct 13, 2021

Green Fins and ZuBlu

ZuBlu - Asia’s leading dive travel agency - have recently launched an enhanced platform which ...

Oct 13, 2021

Zebra Sharks to be hatched in Raja Ampat

The zebra shark - also known as the Indo-Pacific leopard shark thanks to its adult markings - is ...

Sep 23, 2021

DNA Insights could protect Manta Rays

In recent months, a scientist-led state of the art DNA mapping program focused on these gentle ocean...

Sep 10, 2021

Red Sea Cleanup

As originally reported by Egypt Independent, a massive reef cleanup effort is underway in Hurghada, ...

Sep 10, 2021

Wildbook for whale Sharks

Did you know that the world's largest and most effective wild shark monitoring programme – The ...

Sep 10, 2021

5000th manta rays identified by Manta Trust

In December, Manta Trust reported a significant milestone reached by its pioneering Maldivian Manta ...

Sep 10, 2021

Unique concrete ‘Biopods’ create new marine habitats

As reported in designboom, designer Maor Bezner, together with sustainable infrastructure ...

Sep 10, 2021

Climate crisis pushing great white sharks into new territory

As originally reported in The Guardian, our planet's climate crisis is currently pushing great white...

Sep 10, 2021

The Azores Archipelago Hope Spot is providing a model for future ecotourism

Rising from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, the volcanic islands of the Azores Archipelago mark ...

Aug 11, 2021

Iris from BCSS - An Ecoventures Interview

​We invited Iris Uijttewaal, the Media and Communications manager at Bazaruto Centre for ...

Jun 28, 2021

Serena from Indo Ocean Project - An Ecoventures Interview

We talked with Serena Stean, the programme director at Indo Ocean Project about her research and ...

May 26, 2021

DiCaprio pledges $43m to rewild Galapagos

As reported in a recent article by The Guardian, Leonardo DiCaprio has pledged $43m towards an ...

May 25, 2021

Nakia from MAR Expeditions - An Ecoventures Interview

We were excited to chat with Nakia Rae Cullain, founding director of MAR Expeditions, about her life...

May 07, 2021

Marine reserves can increase fishery landings

While it might sound counterintuitive, new research suggests that protected marine reserves where ...

Apr 20, 2021

Update on the Maldives Shark Ban

Just weeks after worrying initial reports, we are delighted to report that the Maldivian Government ...

Apr 19, 2021

Sharks critical to restoring damaged ecosystems

According to The Guardian, a new study has found evidence to suggest the absence of sharks can ...

Mar 29, 2021

Three new species of luminous shark discovered

According to The Guardian, researchers have discovered several new species of deep-sea shark with ...

Mar 16, 2021

Fiji's corals recovering after cyclone damage

As reported by The Guardian, corals reefs devastated by Cyclone Winston in 2016 are now thriving ...

Mar 16, 2021

Sea cucumber poo could save a Queensland reef

According to an article in The Guardian, sea cucumbers could play a vital - and greatly ...

Mar 08, 2021

Boeing sets deadline for 100% sustainable fuel

It’s no secret that air travel is one of the biggest carbon contributors of any long distance dive...

Feb 26, 2021

Are plastics and microplastics in the Ocean on the increase?

According to a report in Science Daily, the answer to whether plastics are on the rise in the oceans...

Feb 23, 2021

The Coral Triangle could hold secrets to protecting the planet's underwater habitats

​An article by the Natural History Museum, originally published in 2018, explains how the most ...

Feb 22, 2021

Seagrass sieves plastic particles from water with ‘Neptune Balls’

As reported in The Guardian, researchers have discovered that seagrass beds along the Spanish coast ...

Feb 15, 2021

Dive into the Classroom with WiseOceans

Want to learn more about the underwater world from the people who know it best? Well, with ...

Jan 28, 2021

Shark Observation Grants Program - end of shark nets

As reported in Mirage News, Australian conservation groups have joyfully announced a new plan to ...

Jan 20, 2021

Coral sanctuary found off east Africa coast

As reported by The Guardian, scientists have recently discovered a coral refuge off the coast of ...

Jan 05, 2021

Coastal ‘bright spots’ provide the blueprint for future restoration

EurekAlert recently reported that Australia’s National Science Agency, CSIRO, has identified a ...

Dec 29, 2020

CRISPR helps uncover how corals cope with warming oceans

According to an article by ScienceDaily, the Nobel Prize-winning genome editing system known as ...

Dec 28, 2020

Newly discovered reef taller than a skyscraper

As reported in a recent article by CNN, scientists have found a “massive” new underwater ...

Dec 14, 2020

Help ZuBlu restore a coral reef this holiday season!

Working in partnership with Indo Ocean Project’s CorAlliance programme, ZuBlu will be giving the ...

Dec 04, 2020

World’s reefs brought to the surface using artificial intelligence

The world’s reefs are under threat, but thankfully, there’s plenty of promising work being ...

Nov 23, 2020

Misool Eco Resort’s conservation success

Promoted as an example of ‘best practice’ ecotourism by the Sustainable Development Goals Help ...

Nov 23, 2020

DNA in seawater to reveal fish diversity

According to an article by Science Daily, a team of scientists from eDNAtec Inc. - working in ...

Nov 23, 2020

Addu and Fuvahmulah declared UNESCO biosphere reserves

While 2020 has been a challenging year for most people, it’s provided some welcome relief for the ...

Nov 12, 2020

Hope for the world's coral reefs

Scientists are using novel methods to ensure corals survive long enough to evolve adaptations to ...

Nov 02, 2020

The environment is healing - can we sustain that as travel ramps up?

This pandemic has naturally led to a questions about what the world will look like when everything ...

Oct 16, 2020

Shark Skeleton Evolution

​As reported in The Guardian, researchers recently uncovered the partial skull of a strange, ...

Oct 16, 2020

Terracotta tiles to the rescue

While reducing greenhouse gas emissions is easily the most pressing action in the fight against ...

Oct 01, 2020

Global FinPrint- Global conservation status of sharks

Global FinPrint recently revealed the results of a landmark study that used baited remote underwater...

Sep 16, 2020

ZuBlu Science Alert - Sharks need buddies too

Often depicted as Hollywood monsters, bloodthirsty predators, or lone wolves prowling the depths, ...

Sep 01, 2020

Global Fund for Coral Reefs announcement

Reefs are of vital importance to large numbers of people that live nearby, and even entire economies...

Sep 01, 2020

Eco-dive travel survey

Get the chance to win a ScubaPro sustainable wetsuit worth $300! Simply take our survey on ...

Aug 13, 2020

Plastic, plastic, so much plastic - can a viral video change how we view ocean waste?

On the 3rd of March, 2018, British diver Rich Horner filmed himself swimming through a sea of ...

Aug 11, 2020

Heat-resistant corals offer a glimmer of hope for reefs

Scientists have recently confirmed what divers have suspected for decades, and shown that corals ...

Aug 10, 2020

Strange new species discovered in Pacific ocean

​The ocean covers roughly 71 per cent of the Earth's surface. Yet, a whopping 95 per cent of the ...

Jul 14, 2020

Seychelles extends marine protection to 30% of waters

Seychelles has extended protection of its marine area in line with a pledge to safeguard ...

Jun 26, 2020

Dolphins, sharks and rays enjoy ocean freedom

​As lockdowns continue around the world, dedicated divers will be longing for that next underwater...

Jun 26, 2020

COVID-19 - A window of opportunity for the oceans

The COVID-19 pandemic could provide some ‘much-needed breathing space’ for the marine ...

Jun 26, 2020

Biorock - the future of reef restoration

Grab a mask, snorkel and some fins, and swim out from the beach at Pemuteran, Bali, and you will ...

Jun 26, 2020

Manta ray rescue in the Maldives

With excitement building around our impending Christmas liveaboard trip in the Maldives, ZuBlu ...

Jun 26, 2020