Ecoboards – The Future of Sustainable Surfing
Aug27

Ecoboards – The Future of Sustainable Surfing

Most surfers are conservationists by default.  However, if we were to unpack the materials surfboards are made of, we may start to question our altruistic naturalist stance. Surfboards of polished wood  Gone are the original Hawaiian days of surfboards made of polished wood. Surfboards are built out of non-biodegradable foam, plastered with fiberglass, and then coated with toxic resins.  Surfboards are made almost entirely from...

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How Millennials Can Play A Role In Saving Our Fish
Jun06

How Millennials Can Play A Role In Saving Our Fish

Seafood And Sun – South Africa’s Irresistible Yet Unsustainable Habit.  Amanzi takes a closer look at why and how Millennials can mitigate further decline.   The current fish scenario in our oceans The World Bank reports that consumption has doubled in the past 30 years.  Not only are we eating and catching more fish, but the methods we use to catch them are often destructive and damaging the marine environment. Marine...

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Dive at The Two Oceans Aquarium
Mar26

Dive at The Two Oceans Aquarium

As an experienced dive instructor, I’ve had the privilege of diving in the most awe-inspiring underworld locations in Southern Africa. However, I had never been to the one special space on our doorstep that offers a dive experience like none other. Scuba diving at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town is definitely worthy of being included on everyone’s bucket list. This was my experience. By Lisa Leathes.   When I was invited to...

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A Lesson On Plastic Pollution
Mar14

A Lesson On Plastic Pollution

Dainfern College put an inventive spin on their Swimathon annual fundraiser. They wanted to highlight plastic pollution, so they added plastic bottles into their swimming pool before the swimathon. In line with the Dainfern College Foundation’s aim to ‘multiply our impact on the world around us,’ they had the school collect as many plastic bottles as possible. These were then thrown into the pool before the Grade 4-7 pupils swam, to...

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Cave Diving – boldly going where no man has gone before
Jan15

Cave Diving – boldly going where no man has gone before

Cave diving is classified as an extreme sport. The list of things that can go wrong is endless. Equipment or light failure, leaking scuba tanks, broken guidelines, getting lost, cave collapse and poor visibility, to name a few. This 69-year old Marine Biology Professor defies the risks and dives to places no other humans have been to discover new life. Cave Diving is all in a typical day’s work He’s not your typical bespectacled...

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Wavescape Festival – Clifton 4th Beach
Nov06

Wavescape Festival – Clifton 4th Beach

Wavescape Festival – Clifton 4th Beach Join us under the stars for the 14th year of the Wavescape Surf & Ocean conservation festival. We’re proud to have become one of Cape Town’s premier summer festivals. This year, we bring you 26 surfing and ocean films from around the world screened in 3 indoor locations, The Labia Cinema (6pm and 8pm, Thu 7 to Sun 10 Dec, R80), Jack Black Beer (7pm, 5th Dec, R80) and Wawa Wooden...

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