ZuBlu has introduced Ecoventures, a curated portfolio of sustainable scuba programs from around the world.
Through Ecoventures, travelers can help to explore and restore the world’s oceans, whilst creating a vital source of revenue for conservation organisations.
A 2020 survey of the ZuBlu community identified a disconnect between scuba divers’ desire to “travel green” and their ability to actually do so. The survey revealed that 92% of people want to dive more sustainably, but 75% struggled to find the information they needed to make a more informed choice — a so-called “eco-gap” that is slowing sustainability efforts within dive travel.
With Ecoventures, ZuBlu wants to help bridge this gap — bringing marine conservation programs and sustainable travelers together.
ZuBlu’s portfolio of Ecoventures includes some of the most sought-after dive internships, ocean conservation programs, and citizen science volunteer opportunities from around the globe. These sustainable projects allow divers to do more during their dive holiday, helping to restore and sustain the oceans as they continue to explore them. Each and every Ecoventure empowers divers to:
* Support the preservation and rehabilitation of marine ecosystems
* Protect threatened species
* Contribute to conservation work or collect vital data
* Immerse themselves in extraordinary landscapes and local communities
* Kick-start a career in marine conservation
* Surround themselves with dive professionals and marine biologists
Divers can browse ZuBlu’s selection of sustainable dive programs, using the unique search tool to filter by country, date or type of marine life they’d like to encounter. Then, once the perfect project has been found, ZuBlu brings the traveller and their organization together, introducing both parties so they can plan the trip with ease.
Importantly, Ecoventures will also create a vital source of revenue for the programs, enabling guests to continue supporting the organisation of their choice – and the environment — every time they travel. Whenever they book another dive trip through ZuBlu, part of the cost is donated back to their chosen program, creating a new revenue stream not reliant on external funding. In fact, the benefits of Ecoventures reach well beyond a single scuba diving holiday, as divers develop dive skills, expand their knowledge of the marine environment, and continue to support conservation initiatives, after their program has ended.
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