The Future of the Diving Industry

"For more than 50 years, my team and I have spent thousands of hours under water. I have seen with my own eyes how our waters have sickened. Reefs that teemed with fish only ten years ago are now almost lifeless. The ocean bottoms have been raped by trawlers. Priceless wetlands have been destroyed by development. Everywhere, there are sticky globs of oil, plastic refuse and clouds of poisonous effluents."

"I passionately believe that those few of us who perceive the disaster ahead must band together now to warn the slumbering many. We must work for corrective measures that can be put into effect immediately for pioneering research and exploration to help us better understand the sea and its creatures. To this crusade, I have solemnly pledged what years remain to me. As I do, I hope you will stand beside me."

Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau Scuba Diving Magazine 1995


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Captain Cousteau died two years after the above article was printed, but his legacy lives and breathes in our dive operation. We are indeed heeding his call to action. Diving, Snorkeling, and Whale Watching with Deep Ecology is as much an investment in the future of the marine environment as it is a holiday experience. If you take a few moments to watch our videos and read our List of Achievements you will know this to be true. This is the "Future of the Diving Industry". Thank you in advance for choosing to support us and our mission.

Ken Nichols - Founder



THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, MINDFUL of the determination proclaimed by the peoples of the world in the Charter of the United Nations to reaffirm faith in the dignity and worth of the human person and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom, ACKNOWLEDGING that it is among the purposes of the United Nations to achieve international cooperation in solving international problems and to be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends, RECOGNIZING that for the first time in the history the rights of future generations to exercise options with respect to the nurture and continuity of life and the enrichment and diversity of their mental and physical environment are seriously threatened, BELIEVING that the preservation and promotion of these rights has a claim on the conscience of all peoples and all nations, CONVINCED that each generation has the inherent right to determine its own destiny and the corresponding responsibility to accord a similar right to future generations as an extension of the right of the living,SOLEMNLY PROCLAIMS the necessity of securing the universal recognition of this right and this responsibility; and to this end DECLARES THAT:

Article 1.
Future generations have a right to an uncontaminated and undamaged Earth and to its enjoyment as the ground of human history, of culture, and of the social bonds that make each generation and individual a member of one human family.

Article 2.
Each generation, sharing in the estate and heritage of the Earth, has a duty as trustee for future generations to prevent irreversible and irreparable harm to life on Earth and to human freedom and dignity.

Article 3.
It is, therefore, the paramount responsibility of each generation to maintain a constantly vigilant and prudential assessment of technological disturbances and modifications adversely affecting life on Earth, the balance of nature, and the evolution of mankind in order to protect the rights of future generations.

Article 4.
All appropriate measures, including education, research, and legislation, shall be taken to guarantee these rights and to ensure that they not be sacrificed for present expediences and conveniences.

Article 5.
Governments, non-governmental organizations, and the individuals are urged, therefore, imaginatively to implement these principles, as if in the very presence of those future generations whose rights we seek to establish and perpetuate.


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