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Marine Tourism examines either winning and unsuccessful tourism in coastal and marine environments. the writer offers an summary of the heritage, improvement and progress of marine tourism and describes the features of 'marine travelers' and the 'vendors' of those vacationer actions. The e-book comprises case reviews of particular forms of tourism including:* the cruise send undefined, * whale and dolphin watching,* yachting - the America's Cup,* own water crafts and different water activities* and maritime museums and gala's. in destinations together with Brighton, united kingdom, the Florida Keys and Hawaii, united states Caribbean islands, New Zealand and Australia's nice Barrier Reef. the ultimate part examines tourism affects on marine ecosystems and coastal groups and explores administration recommendations aimed toward decreasing unfavourable affects and maximizing some great benefits of marine tourism.

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A wider variety of activities and a greater level of use are associated with near-shore environments. Again, this pattern is entirely logical, for humans are terrestrial-based animals who find it difficult to survive in a liquid medium. It is important to recognise the dilemma this causes. Greater levels of human use occur close to shore and close to cities, and it is these environments that are the most critical to the health and long-term survival of the oceans and all that live within them (Earle, 21 T H E H I S T O RY A N D D E V E L O P M E N T O F M A R I N E T O U R I S M 1995).

Humans, as a result of the influence of technology, are no longer ‘land bound’. THE INFLUENCE OF TECHNOLOGY There are a number of inventions that are worth reviewing in detail because they have had such an enormous influence on human use of the marine world. These inventions, most of which have been developed since the 1950s, have spawned a tremendous following, resulting in millions of users and many new activities. 14 T H E H I S T O RY A N D D E V E L O P M E N T O F M A R I N E T O U R I S M Scuba diving Possibly the single most important invention with regard to marine tourism has been that of the self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA), not only because it has allowed humans to breath underwater and has resulted in a multi-billion dollar industry, but more importantly because it has facilitated a changing of attitudes about the marine world.

As the industry has developed, the number of species targeted has expanded. Additional cetacean species such as those in the toothed cetacean group are now the basis of commercial tourism operations. Examples include sperm whales, orca or killer whales, and bottlenose, dusky, spinner, common and Hector’s dolphins. Operators have also started to explore additional possibilities for interaction, no longer confined to boat-based observation. In some situations shore-based feeding stations have been established.

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