Seven methods for diver protecting the seabed environment

12/07/2013 11:26

 As summer holiday is coming, more and more people prefer to go diving or go swimming. In the shopping centre we can find that a lot of people are buying the swimming suits, swim goggles. For the diving lover, they also need to prepare the diving supplies, such as the diving suits, diving flippers. As more and more people want to dive in the sea and some of them do not pay attention to the seabed environment and destroy the seabed. In order to protect the seabed, there are seven methods for you to follow to protect the environment.

First, do not take the initiative to touch any marine life, including coral.

When you are diving in the fragile marine ecosystem, you should be careful and do not touch the coral reefs. Many marine organisms is very fragile, as long as the cylinders, knees, cameras, fins hit, or even be touched by hand, it will hurt. It is important to remember that the marine organisms such as corals’ growth is very slow a little piece of coral have to spend decades to grow. Just be careful, you can prevent the magnificent diving location from damage.

Second, when you’re diving, you should note the position of your body and equipment.

You should keep the instrument cluster with alternate air source fixed, and avoid the instrument dragging on the reef or other livings’ habitat. Proper control of buoyancy, and be careful not to touch fragile creatures. Each dive, you should fulfill its responsibility to avoid harm marine life.

Third, continue further study Step up Lesson, so dive skills keep the skillful state.

Before going diving, you should be accompanied by professional’s people in the swimming pool or other safety environment practice diving skills. You can also use the "PADI Scuba Review," "PADI Advanced Open Water Diver" course, or "Project AWARE Specialty" courses such as "Peak Performance Buoyancy" course for a refresher dive skills and knowledge.

Four, please consider your interactions with marine life, will affect them or not?

Please restrain yourself, do not touch, feeding marine life, and do not pull marine organisms in the sea parade. These actions might be caused by pressure on marine life, interrupting their eating or mating behavior, and even angered gentle creatures which led to attack.

Five, understand and respect the marine life.

Thinking them as toys or food, will destroy the marine ecosystem, interfere with the local ecosystem, or let other divers who can no longer enjoy these creatures. You can participate in the "Project AWARE Underwater Naturalist Course biological observers" or "AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course," to learn how to maintain the sustainability interaction with the marine life.

Six, do not collect souvenirs.

Collecting samples, coral, and shells would make a beautiful environment and local resources quickly depleted. If you want to bring some souvenirs back home, please take pictures.

Seven, if you would like hunting fish, observe the hunting regulations.

Local regulations will protect the reproduction and survival of marine life. You should obtain the hunting license before hunting.