Scuba diving is a great way to enjoy the ocean and its wildlife, but it can also harm them if not done properly. To choose a dive centre that practices sustainable scuba diving, you should look for these features:
- A meaningful marine conservation program that involves monitoring, restoring, cleaning, and educating about marine ecosystems and species. You should avoid dive centers that use marine ecology as a marketing gimmick without having any real impact or credibility.
- Certifications or memberships from reputable organizations that promote environmental standards and best practices for diving, such as Coral Guardian, SSI Blue Ocean, or The Reef-World Foundation.
- Safe and responsible dive practices that minimize damage and disturbance to the ocean, such as offering small group dives, selecting dive sites carefully, enforcing a no-touch and no-feeding policy, avoiding using fins or using them gently, providing reusable and reef-safe products, 4 stroke engines, and using no anchor for their boat.
By choosing a dive centre that practices sustainable scuba diving, you will not only protect the ocean, but also enhance your diving experience. You will learn more about marine ecology, support dive operators who care about their impact, and join a global community of divers who are committed to protecting the ocean for future generations.
At 3W Dive, we recognize the impact of our tourism activities on the ocean. We take ownership of our role in solving this problem. We promote sustainable scuba diving through eco-friendly practices, education, and setting a positive example.
But not only! At 3W Dive, we also actively engage in coral farming through our NGO “Indo Coral Conservation”. Our focus is on growing and replanting corals around the Gili Islands, rejuvenating delicate marine ecosystems.