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Diving Policy

Diving Policy

  1. All dive briefings include low diver impact guidelines, such as warnings not to touch.

  2. All night torches are powered using reusable batteries

  3. All our dive professionals are educated on marine identification and conservation.

  4. As part of the dive professional programmes, divers must contribute to a conservation project, such as coral nursery construction.

  5. Big Blue has adopted North Sairee Beach. This means we are responsible for keeping this area clean and free from fishing.

  6. The last Saturday of every month, Big Blue hosts a Beach and Underwater Clean up, which includes a free dive.

  7. Big Blue organises the Swim for Sharks each year, a 7km sponsored swim to help reias money and awareness for sharks. Last year (2010), we raised 15,000 baht and obtained 460 signatures against shark fishing.

  8. Big Blue is an avid contributor to Save Koh Tao projects, such as Buoyancy World and Koh Tao’s BioRock.

  9. Big Blue wrote BSAC’s Marine Conservation Course, and was the first dive school to offer this international course.

  10. The use of metal pointing sticks and diving gloves are forbidden, to help prevent divers touching the reef.

  11. All dive leaders are educated on appropriate diving etiquette, particularly in the presence of sharks.

  12. On our boats, nothing is allowed to be thrown overboard, including food waste. There are specific bins for recycling and cigarette disposal.

  13. Divers are advised to apply sunscreen an hour before entering the water, as sunscreen can give corals a virus infection.

 

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