The underwater world is incredible, it’s home to many fascinating creatures and beautiful reefs, but it’s also fragile and needs our respect and protection. As divers and snorkellers, we have the privilege of spending time in a habitat that is not ours, amongst endangered and vulnerable species, and we must help protect it.

At Euro-Divers, we take our environmental responsibilities towards the marine world seriously, and strive to do all that we can ensure it is respected and that our daily activities are sustainable by being part of wider initiatives.

Marine Environment and Protection

We work closely with local NGOs and environmental organisations, as well as with the marine biologists stationed at some of our resorts. Our daily diving programs involve close cooperation with the marine biologists and, together with them, we conduct weekly marine presentations to involve non-divers in our incredible underwater world.

The Euro-Divers team knows how to enjoy underwater adventures without negatively impacting the environment and we share this knowledge with all who dive and snorkel with us.

Procedures for respectful environmental conduct are communicated to everyone during diving or snorkelling briefings and includes such things as not touching or collecting coral or marine life, not wearing gloves, not feeding the fish, ensuring all equipment is secured to ensure it doesn’t drag along the reef, and maintaining good buoyancy. We believe these procedures are key to respectful diving and snorkelling practices.

Want to get involved?

Consider using reef-friendly sunscreen, reduce single-use plastics and spread the word about the plight of our oceans…and encourage all your non-water-loving friends to do the same.

The following programs contribute to marine protection and will further your skills and knowledge in the underwater world:

  • Underwater Naturalist Specialty
  • Fish Identification Specialty
  • Shark & Manta Specialty
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty
  • Coral farming and restoration
  • Regular beach and reef clean up all year round
Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme

Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme

South Ari Atoll is one of only three known locations worldwide with a resident whale shark population all year round. Our dive centres close by help contribute to the international database for whale shark encounters, helping marine biologists understand more about these incredible creatures.

Following the Code of Conduct demonstrates the correct way to experience these amazing creatures and ensures appropriate measures are taken to respect and protect whale sharks.

Coral Reef Restoration

Coral Reef Restoration

Coral reefs are in danger of disappearing due to climate change and other environmental factors. To help preserve these vital ecosystems, Euro-Divers has taken part in coral reef restoration initiatives at some of the resort islands where we are based.

Transplanting healthy coral fragments helps to increase the resilience of coral reefs by providing them with an additional source of living corals that can replace those that have been damaged or destroyed.

Coral Reefs In Maldives

Parley Maldives

The oceans mean everything to the Maldives.

The Maldives is challenged in unimaginable ways to manage waste from millions of visiting tourists and a population of more than half a million. Euro-Divers is proud to support Parley Maldives in their mission to protect the environment by removing plastics from the beach, and oceans, preventing them from burning in landfills.

We believe it is our responsibility to do the right thing and help preserve our planet with its resources to help make a difference for future generations.

People protect what they love.

– Jacques-Yves Cousteau