SUSTAINABLE SCUBA DIVING :
5 Ways to be a More Sustainable Diver
Pick up trash on your dives
You can also bring a knife or wire cutter with you on your dives in case you encounter any nets or fishing line that may be tangled, just be sure to approach this cautiously as there could be hooks tangled in the line.
Protect the ocean by using reef-safe sunscreen
Dive shops will often be selling some, however this is never guaranteed. So be proactive and think about buying some before your trip to avoid running the risk of having to use any products that will have an impact on our oceans. At 3WDive we sell and use CocoAloha Surf if you want to check them out.
Sustainable Scuba Diving – Watch your buoyancy
Another thing to be mindful of is your gear. Make sure it’s kept close to you and things like your pressure gauge aren’t dragging below you where it could come into contact with the reef. If you see this happening to other divers, be sure to gently let them know.
Having good buoyancy is also critical for any diver interested in shooting underwater photography. We would recommend investing in a buoyancy course before buying an expensive underwater camera. Too often we see divers with large cameras who rely on the ocean floor to support them while taking photos. Don’t be that guy.
Help out those corals
Marine conservation diving internships
Learn more about our marine conservation diving internship and our dedication toward teaching divers about corals and ecosystem restoration, and sustainable scuba diving practices that protect the ocean.