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Dive Ninjas becomes first Ally for Dolphins Certified Ecotourism Operator in Baja

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Dive Ninja Expeditions, pioneering the sustainable exploration of Baja’s wild frontier, sets a new standard for ecotourism operators in Mexico and around the world, by joining Ally for Dolphins’ initiative to make the industry more transparent for the growing population of eco-conscious travelers.

Freediving with wild dolphins in Bimini, Bahamas with Dive Ninja Expeditions & Neal Watsons Bimini Scuba Center

Thousands of travelers come to Mexico every year to experience the incredible marine life that call these abundant waters home. As these travelers become more aware of their environmental footprint, tour companies are becoming more ‘eco-friendly.’ However, there is no accountability.

Freediving with Atlantic Spotted Dolphins in Bimini – Dive Ninja Expeditions

“I have personally seen passionate ocean-lovers unknowingly book ‘whale-watching eco-tours’ with a company that also offers swimming with captive dolphins. There is no transparency, and too many options. We are happy to be a part of a solution to this problem, so that consumers can more easily choose an operation with practices that align with their own beliefs and principles.”

—Ellen, Instructor at Dive Ninja Expeditions

There are over 40 dolphin aquariums in Mexico alone, many associated with resorts, large tour companies, and corporations hiding behind a mirage of conservation, and ecotourism marketing. Not only does Dive Ninjas not support wild animals in captivity in any way shape or form, they also promote sustainable practices such as: reef-safe sunscreen, sourcing from local communities, refusing single-use plastic, recycling, and so many more.

Freediving with Atlantic Spotted Dolphins in Bimini – Dive Ninja Expeditions

Hoping to be the first of many operators and businesses certified in Baja, Dive Ninja Expeditions wants to bring awareness to the great work that Empty the Tanks is doing for dolphin captivity. In addition, they have curated a once-and-a-lifetime experience to swim with wild dolphins in Bimini, Bahamas this summer to experience these curious, sentient beings in their natural habitat.

Freediving with Atlantic Spotted Dolphins in Bimini – Dive Ninja Expeditions

Before or during your next holiday, when choosing a restaurant, tour operator, or hotel stay, check the Ally for Dolphins website for approved operators, to ensure they support ecotourism and put the welfare of dolphins and all cetaceans first. You can get involved in the movement to “Empty the Tanks,” by asking your favorite dive center to join Ally for Dolphins. Collectively, as consumers, we have the power to make profound changes by aligning our demands with our dollars.

Visit www.diveninjaexpeditons.com for more information.

Marine Life & Conservation Blogs

Take an immersive dive below the waves off the Welsh coast using 360 VR: Common Spider Crab (Watch Video)

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A week-long series from Jake Davies…

Below the waves off the Welsh coast, there are a range of species and habitats that can be seen. However, you don’t have to venture too far from the shore to see them or don’t have to leave the comfort of your home. Using 360 videos provides an immersive feeling of being below the water and encountering many species and habitats from diving one of the most important habitats and species that aren’t often seen whilst diving. For more of an experience of being below the waves, the VR videos can be viewed using a VR headset.

Take a VR dive just off the shore and explore what can be found within the shallow waters of a sandy beach. Fish can be founding cruising amongst the seaweed and numerous crustacean (Crabs, lobster, prawns, shrimps) species can be found walking around the seafloor. Common Spider Crabs (Maja brachydactyla) are one of the largest crabs species found along the coast and during the early summer, they aggregate in large numbers to moult which allows them to grow.


Follow Jake aka JD Scuba on the YouTube channel @Don’t Think Just Blog.

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Join Me On My Commute To Scuba Diving Key Largo! (Watch Video)

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Sunrise was so beautiful the other morning, I wanted to take a time lapse of my drive from home in South Miami to Key Largo before morning dives with Horizon Divers.

I thought you might enjoy taking the ride with me! Silly I know! But here’s 2 minutes of chill!

D.S.D.O,

James


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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email john@thescubaplace.co.uk

www.thescubaplace.co.uk

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