Diving Sustainably in the Maldives

Diving Sustainably in the Maldives

fan coral in the maldivesScuba diving and snorkeling amongst the abundance of marine life and coral reef structures in the Maldives is a breath-taking experience.

Coral reefs are known to be the most diverse ecosystems on the planet but are sadly under threat.

The plight of life in the oceans has seen much media coverage in recent times with plastic contamination and coral reef damage some of the most highlighted areas of concern.

Euro-Divers dive centres are committed to sustainable diving practices, responsible tourism and protecting the reefs of the Maldives.

What we do:

  • Our dive centres follow the Green Fins code of conduct
  • Encourage correct weighting for good buoyancy control
  • Conduct thorough dive briefings with protection of the marine life playing a key part
  • Encourage guests to take single-use plastics such as shampoo bottles and bags home with them for recycling
  • Provide water dispensers on the boats in a bid to avoiding the use of single-use plastics
  • Some of our dive centers have achieved the PADI Green Star Award, this is only awarded to centres where conservation practices are demonstrated across many areas of the business

What you can do:

  • Avoid touching coral or other marine life
  • Maintain correct buoyancy control
  • Dispose of litter responsibly
  • Avoid single-use plastics
  • Use reef-friendly skincare and sun protection products
  • Follow the advice of the dive guide
  • Collect any underwater litter if safe to do so
  • Take part in beach and underwater clean ups

healthy hard coral in maldivesBased here in the Maldives, we are privileged to be able to see the huge and graceful manta rays feeding on plankton and getting cleaned at the cleaning stations, we can observe the close relationship between clownfish and anemones, colourful nudibranchs, highly camouflaged frog fish and watch in awe as gigantic whale sharks pass by.

We are certain that anyone fortunate enough to have witnessed first hand the intricacies of life on the reefs will want to do all they can to help protect them.