Divers: Do they do more harm than good? Draft#1

This discussion topic submitted by Lynn Anderson (Lynn.anderson@miamioh.edu) on 4/9/98.

This discussion will look at the impact of diving in both; positive, economic; and negative, environmental aspects.

This will include
1 a brief discussion about the diving industries growth in recent years

2 environmental effects of divers- dmage to corals: physical contact
sediment
sewage
dive Boats
etc...

3 economic effects- the high expenditure of divers: dive trips
equpiment
accomodation
food
etc..

4 discussion on whether or not these are comparable

5 divers that are beneficial to the coral environment


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