Blue Oceans

"Water and air, the two essential substances on which all life depends, have become global waste bins." - Jacques Cousteau

We want everyone to be aware of the problems that our oceans face every day. The Blue Oceans Movement supports the conservation and sustainable use of aquatic environments, including oceans, seas, coasts and waterways and their wonderful diversity of plant and animal species.

Responsible Diver Code

We are all responsible for protecting our waters. With our Responsible Diver Code, we want to make everyone aware of environmental problems from the start. We want them to think critically and take action when they travel and dive. That is why the Responsible Diver Code is used in all our digital training courses.

Environmental awareness:

  • Protect the environment personally
  • Prevent others from harming through positive motivation and action
  • Support valuable projects and organizations that focus on protecting the seas
  • If possible, collect garbage while diving - but only if it does not cause more damage
  • If possible, cut lines and collect floating nets and plastic.
  • Inform a buddy or team member if you don't get a net
  • Never eat shark fins, whale meat, turtle eggs, etc.
  • Report violations of the sale of marine life as souvenirs.

Avoid waste:

  • Never throw inorganic waste into the sea - Plastics perish very slowly
  • Minimize waste production: Use coffee mugs and lunch boxes, glass or metal bottles and shopping bags
  • Do not bring unnecessary packaging to resorts
  • Dispose of waste as environmentally friendly as possible
  • If you smoke, throw away cigarette butts in the right container, not on the floor or in the water

Dealing with the underwater world:

  • Only swim through a passage if you can do this without touching anything
  • Do not swim or snorkel too close to the reef
  • Do not touch or break the corals
  • Use the appropriate inputs and outputs for reefs
  • Do not make dust, it reduces visibility and covers life
  • Don't go hunting or bothering animals
  • Don't touch animals
  • Do not feed animals
  • Do not bring any souvenirs from the sea - broken coral or empty shells still serve as a useful habitat
  • Only place a reef hook in places where it can't hurt
  • Do not disturb a life or habitat to be able to take better photos

Responsible use of resources:

  • Shower no longer than necessary to be cleaned, especially in regions where clean water is scarce
  • Wash equipment in the designated bin - often it is only necessary to thoroughly clean a restful pass at the end of a journey
  • Turn off lights if they are not needed
  • Use alternative means of transport or go walking instead of the car
  • Avoid unnecessary waste - planning and shopping lists save money and prevent the purchase of products that are thrown away

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