Read more about GSD's new partnership with ZuBlu
We are proud to announce our partnership with ZuBlu, a dive travel agent with over 500 eco-friendly resorts, liveaboards, and dive centres to choose from. Their unique search tool puts the power of discovery firmly in your hands and brings you the very best sustainable ocean adventures in the world’s top diving destinations.
As divers and ocean advocates, we love to explore. Pushing further to discover new places, encounter new creatures, and work through that ever-growing bucket-list. And with the ocean covering around 70% of our planet we often find ourselves travelling long distances to far-flung destinations - posing a complicated ethical dilemma when we consider our role as ocean ambassadors and champions of sustainable travel.
The ‘eco gap’
A recent survey of the ZuBlu community revealed that 92% of people want to dive more sustainably and 85% prefer to book eco-friendly options when travelling. Unfortunately, 75% struggled to find the information they needed to make a more informed choice - information such as where they should travel to, and who they should book their holiday with. This highlights a disconnect between scuba divers’ desire to ‘travel green’, and their ability to actually do so.
This so-called ‘eco gap’ between eco-aware travellers and environmentally-responsible operators, is one of the reasons why the dive travel industry has yet to reach its full sustainability potential. Luckily, that’s about to change...
Travel with purpose
Unfortunately, that sad day will eventually come when your time on the program ends. But, you’ll be pleased to know, your contributions to conservation don’t have to. You can continue to support Galapagos Shark Diving - and the environment - every time you travel. That’s because, when you book a dive trip with ZuBlu, they donate part of the cost back to Galapagos Shark Diving, so you can keep giving back just by doing what you love - travelling and diving. And, with over 500 sustainable resorts and liveaboards to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find more eco-conscious holiday opportunities to enjoy. You can rest assured that your trip won’t cost the earth, it’ll protect it.
What else is ZuBlu doing to address the 'eco gap'