Divers are in a unique position; we witness firsthand the devastating effects of pollution, climate change, and overfishing. We therefore have a responsibility to speak out and take action to stop the damage when possible and follow safe, responsible diving practices.
Blue Planet works closely with environmental organizations and local communities to foster sustainability. We recognize that our oceans are being ravaged by pollution, coastal development, over-fishing and global warming and believe that active, informed divers can help restore the health of our planet’s ocean.
Ensure all divers learn:
- Proper buoyancy control to avoid damaging coral and other marine life
- Securing equipment and streamlining body position
- Maintaining distance from sensitive environments
- Not touching or chasing animals
We are a 100% AWARE dive operator, meaning we make a donation to Project AWARE for each dive certification we give, plus each student recieves the Project AWARE version of their certification card.
Offer Project AWARE specialty courses that teach divers, snorkelers, and the community about ecology and conservation.
Host educational lectures by experts in marine biology and ecology, ecotourism, and related subjects.
Provide dive experiences that enhance visitor awareness, appreciation and understanding of the local aquatic environment while supporting local economies, cultures and traditions.
Balancing Our Carbon Footprint: Blue Planet has reduced up to 200 metric tons of carbon emissions in this year. We’ve partnered with TerraPass to sponsor clean energy and carbon reduction projects that result in a verified, measurable reduction in carbon emissions.
Participate in local conservation efforts including coastal and waterway clean-ups and educational events.
Encourage divers to take action on local, national and international campaigns for better laws to protect our underwater environment, and to support organizations working to that end.