“The oceans deserve our respect and care, but you have to know something before you can care about it” (Sylvia Earle)… How about we start learning & caring right now?

10 Easy Reefs Rules

To observe when snorkeling, diving, or swimming!

Coral reef ecosystems are among the most biologically diverse and economically valuable ecosystems on Earth. Worldwide coral reefs now attract millions of tourists annually. Respecting the habitat and the welfare of the wildlife is the number one ethical rule for anyone enjoying reef tourism. It is easy to get caught up in a moment of excitement or ignorance and forget to behave mindfully. Here, we are getting into further details and highlighting special considerations and requirements when you dive, snorkel or swim in these beautiful yet very fragile habitats.

Luckily, a little reef etiquette goes a long way in preventing damage to these amazing places. Keep in mind that the general EwA Wildness Etiquette  also applies to ‘Reefing’.

Knowing is Caring: Learn before you go. Visit reefs well prepared so as to minimize your impact, and maximize safety for anyone (and wildlife included) as well as for the pleasure of everyone. Enjoy!

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◊ Note that this Etiquette is and will remain a work in progress. If there is anything else you would like to see added, please let us know and we’ll do our best to include it. Let’s be Earthwise Aware. Let’s enjoy and protect wildlife responsibly! Thanks for your support!

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