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.
Melanie Smith and her husband travelled to Dili, Timor Leste to be part of the country’s first dive photo contest and mingle with experienced and published photographers from around the world. As support divers, they had a near enough encounter with divers and critters alike to relate their experiences. Gaia Discovery was a proud media partner of the event.