Friday, 12 December 2008

How to be an Eco-Friendly Scuba Diver |

How to be an Eco-Friendly Scuba Diver

By Jennifer Harvey
While scuba diving is an inherently eco-friendly sport, there are many steps you can take to protect the reef and its inhabitants. Learn how to protect and maintain this priceless resource.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Octopus clip
  • A keen eye
Make sure you have a low diving profile. Ensure that all of your equipment is secured and as close to you as possible. Invent in an octopus clip. Secure your octopus before you ever jump in the water. This will keep your equipment from dragging and damaging the reef.
Do not touch the coral. You can undo hundreds of years of growth in a second. Do not molest the sea life.
If you see any trash, such as plastic bags, bottles or cans, pick it up and put it in your BC pocket(s). Throw it in the garbage once you get back on the dive boat.
By being a good example to other divers, you are teaching others to be green. Keep up the good work!

Tips & Warnings

  • Scuba diving is an inherently dangerous sport and should not be attempted by a novice.
  • Do not handle fish or sea life. You can remove protective coatings, leaving them vulnerable to disease and parasites.

How to be an Eco-Friendly Scuba Diver |