We are not just about diving. As much as our ocean and its health is integrated into our everyday lives, so are the different projects that we are working on. It is not just our coral rehabilitation flagship project, we also work on marine education and sustainability projects in our community. Check out below some of our projects including some that are coming soon.
Coral rehabilitation project
Our flagship project is our coral nursery here in Manuel Antonio. Our reefs around the world are under threat. By growing and restoring our local reef, we are fighting the battle to keep our local ecosystem healthy.
One of our biggest weapons is that of education. By educating local communities and visitors on the many different issues facing our oceans we can help conserve. Some of our projects include talking with local schools and community groups on many local issues. In addition to that we offer workshops with local tourism companies and visiting tourists.
Here in Costa Rica we are lucky enough to have 2 humpback whale seasons spanning a total of 8 months of the year. We love seeing them hanging around during this time and quite often will see them from the boat. We are currently connected with a study about humpback whales alongside the University of Panama. We also run local educational programs around this subject.
Sustainable business & tourism
To most people, “sustainable” is pretty much the same as “eco-friendly.” They think of complicated conservation efforts and companies concerned with their carbon footprints. And it’s true that being environmentally-conscious is a big part of being sustainable. But it’s not the only thing to consider. An establishment can be as “green” as possible, but still not be sustainable. When it comes to sustainability, there are three main sections we need to look at and can be considered the pillars of sustainable tourism, These include Environmental, socio-cultural and economic sustainability. Sustainable businesses in our area will help it grow in the right way and we are looking to help businesses and certainly marine tourism grow and operate in the right way.