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Avoid the Malls and Help Coral Reefs for the Holidays!

Nobody likes fighting the crowds during the holiday shopping season. To avoid the holiday shopping rush, log on to Ebay, and you can pick up presents for friends and family that are also gifts for coral reef conservation!

Thanks to the generosity of donors like Mike Ball, Habitat Resort, Exotic Caye, Aqua One Liveaboard and Kosarae Village, Crystal Divers and Wananavu, a diver can find great trips and other gifts.

All proceeds benefit the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL). CORAL is a member-supported 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to keeping coral reefs alive around the world.

Coral reefs are one of nature’s most magnificent creations – filled with thousands of unique and valuable plants and animals. Over one-quarter of all marine species depend on healthy coral reefs. Humans depend on coral reefs too. Coral reefs are the primary source of food and income for millions of people, produce valuable chemical compounds for medicines, and provide a natural wave barrier, protecting beaches and coastlines from storms and floods.

Coral reefs have thrived on earth for over 50 million years, but we have lost over 20% of the world’s reefs in the last 20 years. Up to 70% of coral reefs may be destroyed by human activities in the next few decades if we don’t take action now. Your next eBay purchase can make an excellent gift and show your support for the marine environment.    

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Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.