Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
May 2015    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 30, No. 5   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
What's this?

Readers Weigh in About Turning Rigs into Reefs

from the May, 2015 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

Subscriber Content Preview
Only active subscribers can view the whole article here

In our February issue, we wrote about turning oil rigs into diveable reefs, and why, even though leaving rigs in the water is the cheapest and often cleanest option, some environmentalists are clashing with coastal state governments about keeping them in the water. The opposition also carried over into our readership -- we got a few letters showing that some readers also stand on one side of the fence or the other.

Kevin McCarter (Aurora, IL) thinks the anti-reef environmentalists are hypocrites. "It seems to me this segment of the environmentalist crowd is among the most pig-headed, stubborn, emotionally driven people on the planet. They're not open to true, data-driven science or common sense. There's simply no balance in their world view. To them, it's all about politics and money . . . Your quote from the Greenpeace "executive" that fighting reefing is still the right thing to do because the oil companies don't like it is a rare bit of honesty that completely exposes their approach. Unfortunately, their top priority is not the environment. Don't get me wrong - - I don't automatically hate environmentalists. Aren't we all really environmentalists? I want to see the oceans and other parts of the planet protected against human activity, but I just want to see some common sense, balance and true scientific principles consistently applied."...

Subscribers: Read the full article here

Get more dive info like these and other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email.
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get a free
monthly email and
a sample issue!



I want to get all the stories! Tell me how I can become an Undercurrent Online Member and get online access to all the articles of Undercurrent as well as thousands of first hand reports on dive operations world-wide

Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |

Copyright © 1996-2019 Undercurrent (
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.