- Member since
- 9th August 2007
Having worked in law for 25 years and raised several children I took it upon myself as I have gotten older to spend more time doing the things I enjoy. Traveling to places famed for their marine environments and living off boats and on tropical islands has helped me to decide on a new career path in marine conservation, something that is both valuable to myself and the rest of the world and something I feel particularly passionate about.
I have been careful in my recommendations to take into account the state of the reef you would be visiting and to advise you of any damage your visit could cause. Please refer to these excellent resources for more practical details about visiting coral reefs.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coral Reef Conservation Program: www.coralreef.noaa.gov
Reef Relief: www.reefrelief.org
Global Coral Reef Alliance: www.globalcoral.org
- April 2008
Curaçao’s southern shore is a line of almost pristine tropical beach separated by interesting and beautiful rock formations where much marine life shelters. The waters here are very clear and still, ideal for beginners and people with kids. At Jan Thie…"
Utila has a beautiful, shallow fringing reef spreading out from it looking like a halo from the air, ensuring you don’t have to go far off shore to take advantage of the incredible snorkelling conditions. In many places the shallow reefs end in dramatic…"
- March 2008
This shallow, coral reef lined lagoon is protected by four islands from the damaging forces of the sea and by it’s remoteness from human damage which is why it remains one of the last enclaves of the giant tortoise. The reefs here are in better conditio…"
The reefs off this arch of small volcanic islands are in a perfect position to take advantage of the nutritious water of the Java trench, which is why it’s here you can find coral surviving in deeper water than in most other coral reef growths. These re…"
This ancient reef system has been growing on itself for thousands and thousands of years. Passing by the cliff like reef edges divers can see the layers of limestone in interesting shapes that has been the reefs skeleton, a truly unique sight. Coral gr…"
- October 2007
Off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsular stretching past Belize and on towards Honduras is the Great Mayan or Meso American Reef, at almost 750 miles the worlds second longest reef, comprised of coral atolls, fringing reefs, barrier reefs and large c…"
- August 2007
This is one of the most amazing coral reefs you can expect to see. You walk into a contained world of shape and colour to rival any wonder of the world. Shiraho is also environmentally significant and has some of the world’s oldest coral growths and ex…"
Becky White reviewed Raja Ampats in Indonesia
The reefs off Raja Ampats are called by some ‘the new Palau’, for their similarity in marine diversity and remoteness to Palau, one of the diving world’s most sensational discoveries. Reef biologists have discovered an abundant array of coral species a…"
On the western edge of French Polynesia lie the reef fringed Society Islands which include Tahiti, Bora Bora, Huahine and Moorea. The reefs and their marine life vary slightly from island to island and some are in better conditions that others but there…"
Belize has a variety of reef ecosystems off it’s shores, the largest of which is the Belize Barrier Reef, the earths second largest barrier reef system. The variety of reef and lagoon environment makes Belize home to a huge diversity of coral and marine…"