At Khao Lak Scuba Adventures we are big on caring for our environment.We actively participate in a local ‘Trash Hero’ group that clean the local area every week, we are a Sea Shepherd Dive Centre, and we have adopted several dive sites on the Similan Islands that we maintain and remove trash from throughout the season. We also teach the Shark Aware Specialty Instructor Course as part of every IDC.
Every Saturday you will find us out with bin bags and gloves cleaning the local area as part of the Trash Hero Khao Lak team. It’s a local community activity and other dive shops, hotels and businesses all come together to take care of our local area. We love Khao Lak, and we want to make sure that everyone that visits sees it at it’s best.
Adopt a Dive Site
Project Aware started a new initiative in 2016 called Adopt a Dive Site. This follows on from the very successful campaign to Dive Against Debris, and takes it a stage further.
Dive Against Debris is a citizen science project to not only clean up our oceans one dive at a time, but to record the trash removed from each site, so that real statistics are collected about the extent of ocean pollution.
Adopt a Dive Site is an undertaking to visit each adopted site at least once a month throughout the dive season, collect and remove any trash, and record the data. Each of our liveaboards has their own dive site that they are responsible for, and they take responsibility for keeping it clean.
As part of our commitment to Project Aware and Dive Against Debris, we teach all our Divemasters how to log the information so that they can run their own ‘Dive Against Debris’ dives
Shark Aware Specialty Instructor
Shark Aware is a specialty course that teaches environmental awareness – particularly in relation to sharks. It’s a great specialty to increase diver awareness of their environment, and how it impacts the shark population, and is particularly relevant in SE Asia where shark finning and over-fishing are a real issue.
The Shark Aware Specialty Instructor course is taught in our IDC course free of charge, and means that the Instructors that we teach are able to increase Shark Awareness to all their students.
Sea Shepherd Dive Centre
Watch this space for our forthcoming announcement 😉