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SNUBA Is Basically Scuba Diving, But Way Easier

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.20.2014 | Travel

If you've ever wanted to breathe like a fish underwater without having to learn how to SCUBA, then'll you love learning to SNUBA. It's the perfect hyb...

5 Reasons Why I'm Celebrating California's Plastic Bag Ban

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Adrianna Quintero

The vast majority of the oceans' surface is polluted with plastic particles, 80 percent of which was trash on land that washed out to sea. These plastics may get broken down into tiny pieces, incorporated into glaciers, or swallowed up by animals, but they never really disappear.

The World's Deepest Pool Is The Biggest Deep End We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel

An indoor pool in Italy is giving new meaning to the deep end and it's slightly terrifying. It's not quite as scary as swimming in a glass-bottom ...

SEALAB's 50th Anniversary Could Use Some Celebration Too

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 09.22.2014 | Science
Ben Hellwarth

So, before another half-century goes by, let's pay homage to the U.S. Navy project that effectively dissolved the old diving limits and opened the door to vastly expanded human undersea capabilities.

Thanks To Shark Sanctuaries, We Get To Enjoy And Explore Scenes Like These

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green

This amazing creature is a whale shark. Up to about 40-feet long, whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world -- and it turns out their economic va...

'No Blue, No Green' -- New Sylvia Earle Film Shows Power of Protecting Our Oceans

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.16.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

In a beautiful new film released this Friday on Netflix, oceanographer and explorer Sylvia Earle describes her underwater adventures. She also explains why she is driven to protect wild oceans the way we now protect wild lands.

Bonaire: Fantasy Island, For Real!

Victor Dorff | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
Victor Dorff

For most visitors, a trip to the Caribbean island of Bonaire is all about the diving, but the culture Bonaire is building - both in and out of the water - deserves some attention, too.

Taking A Bite Out Of The Shark Suit

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 08.31.2014 | TED Weekends
Dr. Douglas Fields

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI've seen many shark attacks and what impresses me is how wary and cowardly sharks are. They typically circle and check out their prey from a safe distance, then ease in closer to gain more information. Then, they frequently probe it in a swift passing bump before something switches in their brain and they attack in a way that the word used to describe sharks at supper portrays -- a frenzy.

Sharks, Galapagos And A Peaceful Coexistence

Dr. Ellen Prager | Posted 08.27.2014 | TED Weekends
Dr. Ellen Prager

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgBased on how sharks have been portrayed in movies, television and in the news, a great number of people believe that humans are considered a snack sensation in the ocean. In reality, people are not good shark food.

There's Nothing Left To Be Afraid Of

Paul de Gelder | Posted 08.27.2014 | TED Weekends
Paul de Gelder

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThere are not many of us who are going to go through an encounter with our worst nightmare that leave us with vital bits missing and with nothing left to fear. But our world is made more amazing by its danger, more exciting with its risks.

WATCH: A Shark-Deterrent Wetsuit (And It's Not What You Think)

TEDTalks | Posted 08.27.2014 | TED Weekends

Ocean swimmer Hamish Jolly wished there was a wetsuit that could keep sharks at bay -- so he invented one. Find out how he did it, and how you could apply the same techniques to create an innovation of your own.

The Meeting of Inner and Outer Space

Clayton Anderson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Science
Clayton Anderson

Returning to the Aquarius underwater habitat and Reef Base having spent actual time living and working in outer space, I found that its remarkable suitability as a perfect analogy to spaceflight was now clearly evident.

Diving Cuba's Gardens of the Queen National Marine Park

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

On March 30 I plunged into the depths of the Gardens of the Queen National Marine Park in Cuba. I had some trepidation, as it had been a long time since I had donned a tank to spend time 60 or 70 feet below the surface.

9 Summer Safety Tips For All Your Ocean Adventures

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green

After the polar vortex practically wrecked our winter months and even tried to creep into spring, we all deserve a warm and fun-filled summer. But ...

Mexico's Cenotes Are Totally Worth A Visit

The Huffington Post | Laura Wolfgang | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel

If you're a fan of cenotes, or underground sinkholes, you should probably head on down to Mexico ASAP. There are some 6,000 of them along the coun...

I'm With Stupid: Popping Tiny Bubbles of Volcanic Ignorance

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Todd Hartley

I grew up in the East, so everything I know about Hawaii I learned from TV. Think Magnum, P.I.; Hawaii Five-0; The Brady Bunch: that kind of stuff.

Scuba Diver Films Own Underwater Assault

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime

By Alex Dobuzinskis May 14 (Reuters) - Hawaii officials are investigating a potentially deadly underwater attack on a scuba diver who ...

WATCH: Aquarium Fisherman Allegedly Attacks Environmentalist Underwater

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green

HONOLULU -- A Hawaii environmentalist found herself in danger last week when an aquarium fisherman spotted her taking video of him in deep water, rush...

Unique Views Of The Underwater World

JustLuxe | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel

(Photo Courtesy of Submarine Safaris SL) By Nicolle Monico Okay, so you've traveled the world enough to be over the traditional tours that are o...

These Tiny Remote Islands Are Just Begging You To Visit

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.29.2014 | Travel

Welcome to Thailand's Mu Koh Surin National Park! This archipelago in the Andaman Sea consists of five islands (also known as the Surin Islands...

Your Next Trip Should Be to Roatan, Honduras. Here's Why.

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 06.17.2014 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

Thick green forests. White sand beaches. Blue waters.

7 Reasons to Include Galapagos Islands on Your Bucket List

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

Traveling to Galapagos Islands has been on my bucket list for a very long time, and I was finally able to cross it off last month. The Islands are undoubtedly the most unique place I have ever been to, and here's why it needs to be on your bucket list, too.

The Exotic American Island That No One Knows About

Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel

Imagine a hybrid of Texas and Hawaii, or a cross between Spain and Japan: A remote island paradise with a rich, indigenous heritage, a contentious and...

Swimming With Mantas

Kevin Richberg | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

This 3 Minute Postcard shows you an adventure like no other, spending the day swimming/diving with the giant reef manta rays of the Maldives.

It's Still Fun in the Philippines: Five of Our Favorite Spots

Lina Eroh | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Lina Eroh

The Philippines remains open for business and tourists, and you can do your part to help aid the recovery efforts by visiting this country and discovering its surreal beauty for yourself. Can you think of a more stunning and deserving place to spend your tourist dollars?