GREEN FINS PROJECT – Sea Bees Diving ‘adopted’ a reef
What is Green Fins? Monitoring of the socio-economic impacts/benefits of coral reefs has been noted as a common and urgent need in the SE Asian region. As a contribution to, and in support of, relevant work undertaken in the region, the US counterpart contributions will be used to initiate a new activity called “Green Fins” by which a network of dive operators will be asked to offer tours according to a set of environmentally- friendly guidelines.
The Sea Bees team Phuket has adopted Staghorn Reef and will take special care of this frequently dived reef from now on.
Last week Chloe and Jay Jay from Green Fins Project Phuket introduced the detailed program to the entire Sea Bees staff. Environmentally friendly guidelines have been implemented to promote a sustainable diving industry. Besides following the guidelines Reef Watch Monitoring is of particular importance.
Sea Bees will take active part in the reef monitoring. We will continuously record data at Staghorn Reef, which will be passed on to Green Fins.
But not only Sea Bees staff – you can take part in recording data as well. How?
Very easy. Whenever you are on a daytrip with us – no matter if on MV Aragon or MV Excalibur – ask your dive guide. In a special briefing you will be provided with all the information how to assess the status of the reefs, so you can record data during your next dive.
We really hope that many of you take advantage of this offer and help us to support the Green Fins Project.
More information about GREEN FINS can be found under www.greenfins-thailand.org
Join in the Reef Watch Monitoring on our Daytrip boats MV Excalibur and MV Aragon and take active part in the reef conservation project.
Below are some pictures showing the onboard Reef Watch training given by Chloe and Jay Jay from GREEN FINS to our staff and interested guests on MV Excalibur.
The reef project has begun – Sea Bees Diving and our Staghorn Reef.