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Today is World Oceans Day and this year’s area of focus is on preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.
In a previous blog post I wrote about finding something you love to do, and one of the things I love to do more than anything is scuba dive. I just returned from a bucket list diving trip and thought, I will share with you why I love the ocean and why I am passionate about this year’s area of focus.
I love scuba diving because…
My love for scuba diving has brought with it a love for the environment. I am very conscience of the products I am using and how they interact with our beautiful world. Diving and seeing small sea creatures living amongst the plastic is heartbreaking, like the hermit crab that uses trash as its shell. Below are a few simple things I have done to do my part in plastic reduction. I…
My challenge to you is to try to stop using one of these things. Once it becomes a habit try the next one. Any way we can reduce our impact on the environment has positive impacts for everyone and everything that shares it.
Picture courtesy of fellow diver Adi.