Leaders in Marine Conservation programs with Eco Koh Tao
Our in-house Marine Conservation team Eco Koh Tao are a leading provider of marine conservation education on Koh Tao and throughout the South East Asia region.
They are actively working on a number of environmental projects and are one of the most active environmental organisations on Koh Tao.
Tropical Koh Tao is an idyllic island paradise both above and below the water with stunning natural beauty and a delicately balanced marine ecosystem.
Training and preparing dive professionals with an emphasis on all aspects of marine conservation is critical to the sustainability, preservation and protection of coral reefs for generations to come.
Our pro level courses and scuba diving internships are designed with a strong emphasis on marine conservation and we provide a range of ‘bolt-on’ Eco modules. Those with adequate training can participate and contribute to a range of conservation projects:
- Bio-Rock dive site – coral transplantation and growth rate data collection
- Buoyancy Word – artificial dive site
- Coral nurseries – construction of coral nurseries around the island
- Reef check surveys / EMP (Ecological Monitoring Program)
- Junkyard House Reef – our own artificial dive site (a popular dive site)
- Beach and dive site clean ups around Koh Tao
- Giant Clam Nurseries
- Mooring Buoys & line maintenance and management.
- Adopt a coral transplant
- Marine resource management
On Koh Tao, several alternative dive sites have been constructed over the last decade with the goal of increasing the local reef area and removing increasing numbers of divers from natural areas.
Our Divemasters and Instructors undertake Reef Check Training to ensure they are expertly informed about the marine environment. Our reef surveys help to keep an accurate database on the condition of the local coral reefs.
In addition to incorporating marine conservation into our lifestyle and scuba diving internship packages, we offer specialty eco courses for those who want to learn more about the local environment whilst making a valuable contribution to scientific research.
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