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The damage that Harvey left in its path was record breaking with massive flooding, up to 51 inches of rain in some areas, and 132 mph winds, leaving more than 30,000 people to flee to Houston shelters. The estimated cost of repairs is a hefty $190 billion, compared to Hurricane […]

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Hurricane Irma and Maria Where to DiveWhere to Dive After Hurricane Irma and Maria

  After an active hurricane season, some of our most beloved dive destinations have undergone severe devastation including power outages, water shortages and extensive damage to property, leaving the dive community to wonder how to help – and when the dive shops will be open again for business. With the […]

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Mission Blue Hope Spot: Houtman Abrolhos IslandsMission Blue Hope Spot: Houtman Abrolhos Islands

Photo by Alan Bradley  When I was first asked to write an article about Houtman Abrolhos I was a bit perplexed. I wasn’t really sure how to pronounce it, let alone where it was on a map – despite it being part of Australia, where I live. So I started […]

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Mission Blue Hope Spot: Houtman Abrolhos IslandsMission Blue Hope Spot: Houtman Abrolhos Islands

Photo by Alan Bradley  When I was first asked to write an article about Houtman Abrolhos I was a bit perplexed. I wasn’t really sure how to pronounce it, let alone where it was on a map – despite it being part of Australia, where I live. So I started […]

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Written by Nicole Helgason Coral reefs are some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on earth. They provide habitats for fish and livelihood for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Global climate change and rising populations are having a profoundly devastating impact on coral reefs, which is only projected to […]

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