From the untouched, pristine waters of the Caribbean island of Bonaire to the vibrant beauty of the Mesoamerican Reef, explore some of the rarest protected aquatic paradises in the world.
With crystal-clear waters, breathtaking marine life, and teeming biodiversity, the Caribbean island of Bonaire is a top destination for ecotourists. Visit one of the world's great ocean parks and see how the influx of travelers is fueling an ambitious project to conserve it.
1/5 • 2015 • Nature
In the 1950s, Howard Hughes eyed purchasing the precious Exuma Cays--that is, until the Bahamian government intervened to protect the untouched gems. Set sail with the scientists, tour guides, and guards who have carried on that legacy to protect reefs, patrol waters, and propagate coral.
5/5 • 2015 • Nature