Liveaboard dive company blue o two announced that beginning this week it will no longer use single-use plastic bottles aboard its ships in the Red Sea.

The dreadful statistics of tons of plastics entering the oceans every year have led the company to no longer offer 500ml/17oz plastic water bottles or 1.5-liter/51-ounce shared meal bottles on its boats in the Red Sea.

Consequently, blue o two is encouraging its customers to either bring their own bottles or buy reusable ones onboard.

Blue o two’s move comes in the wake of its parent company Worldwide Dive & Sail banning plastic straws from all vessels, and WWD&S last month announcing it plans to implement more plastic-reduction measures soon, and will “incorporate a business strategy focusing on using as little plastic as possible in our global operations.”

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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