Halcyon Dive Systems has teamed up with Project Baseline to produce PB branded wings that will be for direct order from Halcyon or a Halcyon Dealer near you.
Proceeds from the purchase of your wing will help sustain Project Baseline’s global database, strengthen our capacity to advocate for policy changes needed to restore and protect the type of underwater world we all want and need.
Project Baseline will also be doing a membership drive for the month of June. By becoming a Project Baseline Member* during June will be added to a raffle to win a PB wing of their choice.
Place your order for a PB wing here.
Learn more about Project Baseline
Submit your Project Baseline data here
*A GUE Conservation level membership is not equal to a Project Baseline membership and is not a way to enter the drawing.
Project Baseline’s mission is to mobilize citizen-divers to record change in the world’s underwater environments and to engage with scientific, conservation, and government entities to advance the restoration and protection of our natural and cultural treasures.
Diving into the fascinating world of marine biology
A new marine biology guide for divers and snorkelers will be unveiled at DEMA 2022
October 24, 2022 – MONTREAL Beneath the Blue Planet is the ultimate guide to the ocean, its creatures, and its conservation. This comprehensive and pioneering book answers many of the burning questions that divers and snorkelers have when exploring the underwater world. If you want to know how the ocean works, understand the perils that coral reefs face, and learn about some of the world’s most fascinating marine creatures, then this book will guide you. Beneath the Blue Planet traces the story of our ocean from Earth’s formation to the modern day, detailing the science behind everything from currents and chemistry to the fascinating ecology of its creatures, ranging from plankton to whales. Beyond explaining why the ocean and its inhabitants are so remarkable, Beneath the Blue Planet explores the serious challenges this precious environment faces, and offers insights into how we can work to preserve it for future generations.
Beneath the Blue Planet is written by dive industry veteran, educator and marine conservation biologist Dr. Alex Brylske, and published by Reef Smart Guides, which is responsible for the well-known Dive and Snorkel travel guide series, with titles in Florida and many Caribbean destinations. The new release contains 250 captivating images and illustrations and follows the familiar Reef Smart Guides style that integrates Eco Tips, Safety Tips, and Scientific Insight boxes. This guide to the underwater world is one that every avid diver and snorkeler should have on their bookshelf or in their dive bag alongside their logbook.
This exciting new guide will be unveiled at the DEMA 2022 show in Orlando, FL, November 1-4, 2022. While the official publication date is December 15, 2022, a limited number of signed advanced copies will be available at Author’s Corner on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 (12:00-12:30 PM) and Thursday, November 3, 2022 (11:00-11:30 AM), as well as at the Reef Smart Guides booth (#914) throughout the show. Copies of Beneath the Blue Planet can also be pre-ordered on Amazon (see QR code below).
Dr. Alex Brylske will also hold a seminar at the DEMA 2022 show in room S310A, on Wednesday, November 02, 2022 (4:00 PM – 4:45 PM), titled Perfecting the Customer Experience: The Art and Science of Coral Reef Interpretation. During the presentation, Dr. Brylske will introduce the new book and demonstrate how dive professionals can use this important new resource to create exceptional educational experiences for students and customers, as well as turn them into effective environmental advocates for ocean conservation.
This new guide is part of a major new initiative called Reef Smart Education, which aims to bring a greater understanding of marine ecology to the dive industry. Through physical publications and both online and onsite seminars, this initiative will not only help recreational divers and snorkelers get the most out of their underwater experience, but also assist dive professionals and resort staff to develop engaging educational activities and programs for their guests.
To learn more about Beneath the Blue Planet and Reef Smart Education, visit ReefSmartGudies.com.
Ian Popple (CEO Reef Smart Inc.)
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