In a few years there will be one more reason to visit Dubai besides the large malls, the man made Palm Island and the great skyscrapers. A man made adventure called the ‘Pearl of Dubai’, a five-acre underwater wonderland inspired by the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Avatar” films. When finished, it’ll look similar to the legendary lost city of Atlantis. The park will be placed in the shallow waters of the world islands development off the coast of Dubai. The park is being developed by Reef Worlds*, a Los Angeles-based underwater tourism design company.
Can you remember an old blog post of mine about ‘The Ocean Cleanup’ project? On the 3rd of June, after a year of silence, the project team gave a press release on their feasibility study. Our seas and oceans are polluted by millions of tons of plastic debris, and this number is rising with each passing year. This plastic reaches the sea through rivers and waterways and accumulates in places known as ‘gyres’. The Ocean Cleanup project, in my opinion the most interesting and most promising project out there, has found a solution to cleanup these gyres.
On the 1st of June, Fabien Cousteau will lead a group of scientist on a 31 day adventure below the waves. This coincides with the 50th anniversary of Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s first attempt on leading a team of ocean explorers to live and work underwater aboard Conshelf Two. All of this will happen in the Aquarius lab, the only underwater marine habitat and lab in the world, located 9 miles off the coast of Key Largo, Fla., and operated by Florida International University.
I think you all know the following feeling. With a steaming cup of coffee in hand your scrolling through your Google+ or Facebook timeline (or any other) in the morning to see if anything happened while you where a sleep. Boring post after boring post cludders your timeline and suddenly you see a weird photo. Still blinking your eyes you scroll back and see: Yes the picture on the left! I quickly googled it and read about a new innovation in snorkling masks. I present to you: ‘The Tribord Easybreath Diving Mask’
Last night our secretary of Foreign Affairs gave a ‘negative’ travel advice for the region Sharm el Sheikh and Dahab in Egypt. All Dutch people currently there are being flown back to Holland today. According to a Dutch new site (NOS.nl) where talking about a 1000 people, a shadow of the numbers visiting before 2011. […]
I think this sort of things are important and we can all give a voice by these sort of actions. Al though I don’t live in Australia, I do hope to go scuba diving there one day. I’ve signed it already and you?!