What is Sustainable Diving?
And why is it SO important?
Sustainable diving: the practice of diving in a way that has little or no negative effect on the habitats we’re diving in.
Think about it… You are entering a world that is in no way, shape, or form yours.
It belongs to someone else, respect it as you would expect strangers to act in your home!
3. Be conscious of your equipment and belongingsMake sure your SPG (pressure gauge) and any loose pieces of your equipment are tucked in. Often times, divers will not notice hanging items dragging along the reef disrupting the coral and marine life. Make sure to keep an eye on those hanging GoPros too! Be aware of your belongings, do not leave anything behind. Make sure not to drop any weights, torches or personal items/equipment. Secure all items before jumping in! Speaking of leaving things behind…
4. Trash that should not be in the ocean: pick it up!Here at Coconut Tree Divers we like to leave the ocean better than we found it! This means picking up any fishing wire, bottles, plastic, cans, bags, anything that is not native to the ocean floor unless it has been there for a long time then be careful it could have reef life starting to inhabit it. Check with your dive guide first before taking anything from the reef that you are not sure about. If you want to do your part for the environment we offer a dive against debris specialty course, it’s great for all ages and certification levels.
5. Do not feed the animalsIt make seem super fun or even helpful to feed the fish.. but it is not. Fish can become reliant on this practice, throwing off the entire eco system and food web. It may be hard to watch an animal fend for themselves but we really do not want to upset mother nature now do we!?!
6. Be respectful of the marine lifeAKA don’t go chasing them and shoving GoPros in their face. Chasing the marine life can cause them a great deal of stress. This stress can cause transmission of diseases or death. Be respectful and always keep a proper distance.
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