A relatively quiet month of Eco on has concluded with a bang with a much needed Reef Check Survey of one of our ‘Adopt-a-Reef’ sites.
During the course students undertake detailed classroom lectures on organism ID and its role in the ecosystem before diving on local reefs to get first hand experience of some of the things discussed in class.
Going deeper into the ecology and looking into some of the tools available to managing resources – artificial reefs, Biorock, coral nurseries – this course is a must for anyone looking for a greater understanding of the problems and more importantly the solutions.
World Oceans Day is an opportunity every year to honour the world's ocean, celebrate the products the ocean provides such as seafood as well as marine life itself for aquariums, pets, and also a time to appreciate its own intrinsic value.
Here on Koh Tao we are surrounded by beautiful coral reefs that are intrinsic to all the activities that take place on this small island. We at Eco Koh Tao and Crystal Dive took this opportunity to remind people about this important symbiosis by organizing an afternoon of eco activities.
In the face of the rising need for more environmentally friendly practices on Koh Tao, Thailand,Ban’s Diving Resort, the largest certifying PADI Career Development Centre and Project AWARE Supporter on the island, formed ‘Ban’s Eco'.This non-profit outfit runs restorative projects to keep both the island and its’ surrounding marine habit both beautiful and healthy for the future.
Two months ago the reefs off Koh Tao, Thailand were showing signs of coral bleaching never seen before by many of the islands residents. PADI Instructor, Marcel van den Berg from Bans Diving Resort recently took eight student divers to monitor the extent of the bleaching using CoralWatch.