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Diving and Ocean Ecosystems

  • Diving at Mayan Beach Garden
  • Extensive site that includes the basics of diving, the coral ecosystem and coral aquariums. Also includes a photo gallery and forum where you can discuss coral farms and the worlds sea ecosystems.
  • Coral Reef: This is a member only site, but you can get an idea of the type of diving in the Costa Maya
  • Great Mayan Reef -- This is a real estate site advertising diving in the area of Mayan Beach Garden.
  • Underwater Archaeology in Mexico - This is a site sponsored by INAH, Mexico's official archeological division. This site suffers in its ability to provide good user navigation, but have patience because there is a wealth of information not found elsewhere.
  • Coral Reef Alliance: How to dive safely while maintaining the reef and coral ecology. Includes safe diving checklist.
  • World Wildlife fund: Divers everywhere should be concerned about the health of the MesoAmerican Reef (also known as the Great Mayan Reef) and the ecological dangers it faces. Click on the links at the bottom of the page to read the entire article.
  • Free diving: Safety, equipment and education information about free diving.
  • Rodale's Scuba Diving : On-line version of the magazine. It includes archived articles, pictures, message boards and diving related travel. Unfortunately, they don't seem to have discovered the Costa Maya diving, but there is a nice review of Belize, which is very similar to the diving we experience.
  • Dive Global: Vast site run by tour divers. Unlike many commercial sites, this also includes nice information on diving Cenotes and underwater caves in the Yucatan. Unfortunately, their experience seems to be limited to the diving around Playa Del Carmen. Still, the information is useful, as the reef system is similar.
  • Habitat Awareness "Inch in a Pinch": This is a site that discusses Coral Reef habitat in a way that children can understand. Lamenting Lobbie moans the destruction of the coral reefs and offers suggestions for protecting the environment. Make sure and follow the links (or click on them here) to the pictures of reef animals and plants. These are easily some of the best underwater pictures on the web.
  • Cyberdiving: This is a rather confusing site to navigate, but some outstanding pictures of underwater diving. Warning: some of the images are large, so if you only have dial up connection, you may have to wait a while for the images to display.
  • - environmentally conscious site devoted to the collection of tropical drift seeds.
  • Cigarette beach trash - facts about cigarette liter and the danger to our oceans- "The biggest myth is that cigarette filters are biodegradable. In fact, cigarette butts are not biodegradable in the sense that most people think of the word. The acetate (plastic) filters can take many years to decompose. Smokers may not realize that their actions have such a lasting, negative impact on the environment."
  • International Coastal Cleanup - Sponsored by Ocean Conservancy.
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