What: Specialist in Dive Holidays in Dahab, Fantasea Red Sea also offer a wide range of adventure activities.
Where: Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt
Responsible Dive Factor: Fantasea have a comprehensive environmental policy and adhere to a range of responsible diving practices for example, no more than 6 divers in a group. They also ensure that guests have . . . → Read More: Case study: Fantasea Red Sea, Egypt
What: PADI 5 star Dive Centre famous as being one of the only places in the world where you can see thresher sharks on a daily basis.
Where: Malapascua Island, near Cebu in the Philippines
Responsible Dive factor: Thresher Shark Divers keep groups small, usually no more than four divers per group in order . . . → Read More: Case Study: Thresher Shark Divers, Philippines
What: ‘Specialists in the exploration of wilderness and wildlife where the land meets water’
Where: a wide range of destinations for diving including Seychelles, Galapagos, Borneo, Artic, Antartic and Belize
Responsible dive factor: Aqua Firma run a ‘Matching Conservation programme’ for many of their trips which means they will match up to £25 that guests donate per booking to . . . → Read More: Case Study: Aqua Firma – Water, Wilderness, Wildlife
What: small family run dive and tour centre
Where: Palau, Pacific Ocean
Responsible dive factor: Fish’n fins made a commitment since 1972 to hire and train local Palauan dive guides, so the majority of their guides and all their boat captains are Palauan. Fish ‘n fins suggest that having grown up around the reef, the local Palauan guides act . . . → Read More: Case Study: Fish ‘n Fins, Palau
What: small eco dive center; run with safety, the local community and the environment in mind
Where: Koh Phi Phi Island, Thailand
Responsible dive factor: Blue View Divers have been active in eco/environmental projects both above and below the waters of Phi Phi Island since it opened in 2006. They dive off a traditional handcrafted . . . → Read More: Case Study: Blue View Divers, Koh Phi Phi Island, Thailand
What: luxury eco dive resort
Where: Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia
Responsible dive factor: Wakatobi Resorts was setup with a mission to establish a win-win situation for the reefs, the resort, and the local community through sound eco-tourism conforming to sustainable tourism principles. In partnership with local community leaders, they developed their ‘Collaborative Reef Conservation Program’. This program motivates the . . . → Read More: Case Study: Wakatobi Dive Resort, SE Sulawesi Indonesia
What: blue o two offer worldwide scuba diving holidays, specialising in Red Sea liveaboards
Where: Red Sea (Egypt & Sudan) Maldives & Thailand
Responsible dive factor: Following a series of successful cleanups run from liveaboard trips, blue o two donated its northern Red Sea vessel M/Y Blue Fin to the Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation . . . → Read More: Case Study: blue o two diving holidays
What: Stunning private resort island offering diving holidays on some of the world’s richest reefs
Where: Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia
Responsible diving factor: This small dive resort has worked in conjunction with the local community fishermen and leaders to create a 425 sq km No Take Zone protecting the rich biodiversity of the surrounding islands, reefs and . . . → Read More: Case Study: Misool Eco Resort, Indonesia
What: Established in 1986, Camel Dive Club & Hotel specialises in Red Sea diving holidays.
Where: Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Responsible diving factor:
in August 2008 Camel launched a campaign called Eco tribe to bring together its various environmental activities, increase awareness and encourage action.
Sharm El Sheikh attracts many thousands of sun seeking visitors, not just . . . → Read More: Case Study: Camel Dive Club & Hotel Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
I am aware of that shark finning takes place all over the world and have tried to grasp the huge numbers involved. Today I found this link to some photographs which really put it into perspective: Warning: these pictures are not for the faint hearted: see http://www.alexhoffordphotography.com/node/2333
I accept that this practice is perhaps more ‘efficient’ . . . → Read More: Shark Finning: Industrial style