Being Environmentally Friendly Snorkelers

Good snorkeler is snorkeler who knows the best time to enjoy the coral reef with serene...

Being Environmentally Friendly Snorkelers

Coral reefs are an ecosystem that spectacular and snorkeling is one of the best ways to explore them. Coral reefs are facing an uncertainty future due to climate change and irresponsible fishing activity, therefore snorkelers and reef visitors play a very important role in protecting the habitat where these ecosystems live. Follow these simple instructions on how to be good snorkelers:

  • Before you plan to explore coral, choose an environment-friendly vacation spot, place or hotel where they will always see the importance of conservation, recycling waste, solid waste processing in a responsible ways.
  • Make some donation to support the management if you want to enter the territory of coral or other conservation areas. Visit the coral gardens that have been established as well as paying user fees to support marine conservation.

  • Get yourself the best snorkeling information. Make sure you have practice snorkeling science away from the reef. If you 're not sure about your snorkeling skills, or you think you have to be an experienced snorkeler, use a safety jacket to help maintain balance.

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  • Check your equipment such as fins, mask and snorkel make sure they fits properly before you snorkel near the reef because it would be very difficult to adjust your equipment in the water.

  • Learn carefully about the structure and basic type of coral reef - the reef is very interesting but need to realize that the coral reef is a fragile as well.

  • Never touch the corals, handle or feed marine life except under expert guidance, and comply with any instructions that have been made locally though you are about to hold it gently. There are several types of coral that can pierce even hurt you.

  • Pick a safe driveway to avoid walking on the reef. Choose a boat snorkeling businesses using a belay rope (mooring) - the anchor and the chain does not damage corals easily.

  • Know your balance position and do not kick up sand. Stay horizontal in the water when you are near or at the top of the reef. Learn to swim without using both hands first. Moving slowly, swim and relax while you use your time. Remember, your time in the water look but do not touch.

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  • Maintain a safe distance to avoid getting in touch with the coral. Do not take things that are still alive or already dead out of the water with no exception the dirt contain any living organism.

  • Make sure that the objects that you carry like cardboard, batteries that are already in use and bottles were taken off by the ship to be wasted properly.

  • Avoid purchasing souvenirs made of coral, turtles and other marine animals - because it can be categorized as an illegal activity and it is not considered friendly to the environment.

Good snorkeler is snorkeler who knows the best time to enjoy the coral reef with serene, relaxing and enjoying the beauty of reef. Dive and do not disturbed the corals. You can also working as a volunteer in support of coral gardens, participate in local initiatives to monitor the marine environment or cleanup activities. For example, you can participate in reef survey, conduct outreach programs, or providing education to those who require the preservation of coral reefs.



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