Vegan diving! Here at Infinite Blue, we support marine conservation initiatives and local livelihood projects that reduce our negative impact on the oceans. This is why when you make any booking with Infinite Blue Dive Travel, a donation will be made to a local conservation organization.
One of the simplest ways that YOU can make a direct, positive contribution is by reducing your consumption of meat, moving towards a plant-based diet, and supporting vegan-friendly dive resorts with plant-based menu options. Aside from helping to reduce the rapid depletion of global fish stocks by merely reducing the market, there are other perhaps not so obvious, indirect reasons why a plant-based diet can have positive effects on marine conservation. Our vegan dive travel vacations/recommendations are superb for vegan divers, and all those who like to play their part in local conservation!
Forced reduction in particular methods of fishing will have a positive effect on the dangers to ‘peripheral’ victims, such as turtles, dolphins, sharks, and sea birds. The agricultural industry and farming have a significant impact on the health of the oceans due to pollutants and runoff involved in the process. Not only do farmed animals create a large carbon footprint, producing a high amount of methane that adds to the acidification of the ocean.
The growing of crops to feed the massive number of these animals uses vast amounts of pesticides and other pollutants which are carried into the oceans via our waterways, and are a direct cause of dead zones in the ocean. The production of crops to feed livestock takes an enormous amount of freshwater which leads to shortages and places even greater stress on communities that perhaps could move away from fishing as their primary source of food.
Approximately more than a third of the annual global fisheries catch is ground up into meals to feed farmed animals and ironically to sustain farmed fish.
As a vegan diver, you probably already care for the ocean, and choosing vegan dive options helps better conserve marine life. Let us give you some fantastic choices to help the ocean during your plant-based scuba vacations. If you are already vegan or vegetarian, then watch here for some tried and tested culinary treats.