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Eco Operator in Koh Lanta

Blue Planet Divers Goes Green

Awarded ECO Operator

This year our efforts to be a green organization have been rewarded by being awarded the status of ECO Operator, by the Project AWARE Foundation. The Project AWARE Foundation works with divers to conserve underwater environments and it launched the Go ECO campaign into the Asia Pacific region in 2005. The main objective of Go ECO is for dive centers to minimize their impact on the aquatic ecosystem whilst contributing to environmental, economic and cultural conservation. Dive centers are required to meet best practice environmental guidelines and commit to the Project AWARE Go ECO philosophy.

- Go ECO Operator Guidelines
- Go ECO Tourist Guidelines
- Project AWARE Foundation & Blue Planet Divers Blue Planet Divers Press Release

Beach Clean Up

Every year tons of rubbish gets washed up on the beautiful beaches of Koh Lanta, and for the last 2 years Blue Planet Divers has been working with Greenfins, a United Nations Environmental Project to clean up the beaches.

Every year Greenfins brings nearly a 100 volunteers to the island to help and many tourists, locals and resorts help too. This year Blue Planet Divers were given the responsibility to manage the beach clean up on Klong Dao Beach.

With the help of over 170 volunteers, we were able to pick up, sort and recycle (where possible) over 1060kg of rubbish from this beach alone. Mellisa Bunyan, one of the owners of Blue Planet said “It was a great day, the beach looked fantastic afterwards and I was astonished to find out we picked up over 170kg of flip flops from Klong Dao Beach alone!”

In all over 4.7 tonnes of rubbish was picked up by over 700 volunteers, we would like to thank everybody who came to help and have promised Greenfins that they can rely on our support for many years to come.





Project Aware with Blue Planet Divers

Who should take this course?

Project AWARE’s philosophy is to mobilize a global force of scuba divers and water enthusiasts who care about protecting the world’s water resources and choose to make a difference – one dive at a time. By earning the Project AWARE Specialist certification, you’ll be aware of the most pressing problems facing vulnerable aquatic environments and know what everyday actions you can take to help protect them.
Anyone who has an interest in the aquatic world should take this course. There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this non-diving specialty.

What will you learn?

Every year Greenfins brings nearly a 100 volunteers to the island to help and many tourists, locals and resorts help too. This year Blue Planet Divers were given the responsibility to manage the beach clean up on Klong Dao Beach.

Through classroom discussions, you learn:

  • How Project AWARE unites scuba divers and water enthusiasts to make a difference.
  • About environmental issues in the ocean commons and coastal zones.
  • About fisheries challenges and sustainability problems.
  • What’s happening to coral reefs and reef inhabitants.
  • Your role in protecting aquatic environments.

How can we start learning now?

You’ll use the digital manual – AWARE - Our World, Our Water – downloadable for free on projectaware.org, and can start reading now in preparation for meeting with your instructor.


 

 

 


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Blue Planet Divers
3, Moo 1, Ban Saladan, Koh Lanta, Krabi 81150, Thailand

Tel/Fax: +66 (0)75 668 165
Mobile: +66 (0)85 472 3450
blueplanetdivers@gmail.com
Contact us

Professional Association of Diving Instructors SSS Recompression Chamber Network Tourism Authority of Thailand Tourism Authority of Thailand

More information about Koh Lanta


A special thanks to James Hoyland for providing us with some of its spectacular underwater images
and to Stephan from Andaman Graphics for his creativity in designing this website.