KOMIK, India - The main water sources in the world's highest village in the Himalayas are drying up due to global warming, making life harder for its inhabitants who rely mainly on subsistence farming.
Beaches, Travel, India, Seychelles, Scuba Diving, geotourism
No Dive Centre Is an Island. In this new piece, written especially for Gaia Discovery and adapted from a chapter in his book Scuba Professional, Simon Pridmore reveals that running a successful dive centre or resort, especially in a remote location, involves far more than just taking people diving. Among other things, you have to integrate local residents in your dive operation at ALL levels and focus your conservation efforts on people, not just fish and reefs.
Simon Pridmore moved recently from England to Bali. While exploring land and sea, he stumbles upon an amazing find - a muck dive site that is not well publicised. But he is bothered by a few environmental factors and wonders just how long will the natural habitats be left alone to flourish.