Monday, July 23, 2012
Here at the Dive Shop we are proud to teach CoralWatch Coral Health Chart Distinctive Specialty course, with special authorization from CoralWatch.
CoralWatch is a non-profit organisation built on a research project at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.
The CoralWatch program aims to promote stakeholder participation in monitoring coral reefs for coral bleaching. CoralWatch Volunteers learn about coral reef ecology and how to identify coral bleaching, coral disease, and how to submit accurate reports. The goal of of the program is to identify resilient reefs and factors that contribute to resiliency.
The PADI authorized Coral Health Chart course gives our students the opportunity to learn the Coral Watch techniques in an easy going way and also receive credit with a PADI certification!
For further information about CoralWatch, take a look at their website www.coralwatch.org
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Cambodias beautiful coral reefs and rich marine life off the coasts of the island Koh Rong Samloem are better protected thanks to the NGO Acting For Life and the Ministry of Tourism working together to supply mooring bouys. Mooring bouys help to avoid impact on coral reefs by allowing boats a safe alternative to anchoring. Every time an anchor is thrown overboard, marine life is damaged and destroyed.
The Dive Shop Cambodia and other dive centers in the area are helping to protect our precious reefs and ecosystem by practicing safe minimum impact diving techniques. We are hoping this will soon lead to mooring bouys around Koh Rong in the near future.