All posts tagged: coral reef

Sea Trek In Grand Cayman

  On New Year’s Day, I started it with a splash!  I took the plunge in trying something new, and I dived right into an ocean adventure with my bestie.  We had an epic time going on a Sea Trek tour right here in the waters of Grand Cayman.  We had the opportunity to explore Sotos Reef named after a pioneer in the Cayman diving industry, Bob Soto.  This beautiful landscape of coral is located in the George Town harbour.  Sea Trek Cayman was pure awesomeness! The whole crew was a lovely group of people and so much fun to be around!  It was such a surreal experience to dive down 30-40ft and discover the beauty of the coral reef and fish which reside there.  I felt completely safe the entire time, and walked around the ocean floor absolutely carefree.  It was such a dream!  I loved every minute of the guided tour.  The divers escorting us on our underwater journey, put on a fantastic dive show during our sea trek tour.   While I am not …

Spreading Holiday Cheer: Peace On Earth

  This morning’s post was all about Spreading Christmas Cheer: Goodwill to all.  In addition, I would like to raise awareness for some amazing environmental organizations both local and international.  In the words of Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Below is a list of some fantastic environmental organizations- my hope is to help raise awareness for them.  Consider making a donation to help them in their efforts in protecting the environment and wildlife. The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) Their aim:  “To provide oceanographic facilities that support key research into coral reef stress and to conduct research at a remote site, largely unaffected by local human and development impacts.” The National Trust for the Cayman Islands The mission of the National Trust: ” To preserve the history and biodiversity of the Cayman Islands. Through education and conservation we work to protect environmentally sensitive and historically significant sites across all three Cayman Islands.” Blue Iguana Recovery Program Help protect The Grand Cayman …

Festival of Seas: Blue Gala

  (Silent Auction Artwork & Photography donated by Cathy Church, Ellen Cuylaerts, Guy Harvey and Dready 2013)   Happy Friday Everyone! It is with great pleasure to announce that tomorrow night the 10th annual Festival of Seas: Blue Gala Dinner fundraising event will be held at the ARC, Camana Bay. The Blue Gala dinner helps to raise funds for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute. The CCMI is located in our beloved Little Cayman. The Central Caribbean Marine Institute is Cayman’s only non-profit, and non-governmental organization dedicated to understanding and protecting the islands’ reefs and the life they support. All proceeds directly benefit the CCMI’s mission of protecting the coral reefs for the future. “Currently the work of CCMI shows that although coral cover declined significantly following the 1999 global coral bleaching event, reefs in Cayman recovered completely by 2012.” Our coral reefs are vital to the Cayman Islands, as they are imperative to our ecosystem. Not to mention, a national treasure which divers around the world come to see. Lets help protect our beautiful coral …