Protect the Red Sea
Unfortunately all the worlds aquatic environments are under threat, be it from over-fishing, pollution, insensitive development, global warming or a host of other factors. Almost without exception the blame lies squarely with the actions of man. As divers we are lucky enough to be able to interact with a world below the waves as well as that on land. This privilege brings with it extra responsibilities.
To minimise your impact on the underwater world always follow this guidelines;
- Always make a weight/buoyancy check away from the reef when diving with new or different equipment or when diving in a new area.
- Ensure you are familiar with local conditions and laws and dive within your experience level.
- Never touch or take anything natural when diving. If you are undertaking an underwater clean-up dive make sure you know what can be removed, (some man made objects are not harmful to marine life and may even provide good shelter for fish life or be a suitable structure for coral growth).
- Make sure you have the experience and control necessary to undertake underwater photography.
- Always take your trash away with you and pick up any litter you find around the dive site.
- Do not feed fish as this interferes with their natural behaviour and some food may even be harmful.
- Do not fish or spear fish.
- When shore diving only enter/exit at the designated points and only cross the reef shelf where is indicated by markers or by your guide.