Scubafish is participating in several events this year as part of the 2008 International Clean Up Day Activities in association with Project AWARE, Greenfins, Green World Foundation and local school children from 7 schools in Ko Lanta.
Ko Lanta is a fairly unusual island in this area, in that it does not have a coral reef around the island. Here in Kantiang Bay, in the South of Ko Lanta, we are one of the only beaches on the island to have any coral reef growth.
During the last few weeks we have encountered Manta Rays (Manta birostris) on nearly every dive at the popular dive sites Hin Daeng and Hin Muang, located close to Ko Lanta in Thailand. We observed at least 5 different individuals, some of which were seen and photographed over several days. The Manta’s name comes from…
Scubafish is proud to have become a member of Greenfins and to actively support the Greenfins Code of Conduct. Since being founded in 2004, Greenfins have been dedicated to protecting the reef’s of Thailand through raising awareness and teaching Reef Watch methods for ongoing monitoring.
Sharks are in decline and Europe is a major part of the problem. Project AWARE are calling all dive centres to show their support for shark conservation to protect sharks today. Global support is urgently needed for this campaign to restore and conserve threatened shark populations. No matter where you live or dive – European Shark Week 8 – 14 October is a chance to take action and participate in shark protection.
Founded in 1996 by marine ecologist Dr. Gregor Hodgson, the Reef Check Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to conservation of two ecosystems: tropical coral reefs and California rocky reefs.
Scubafish has joined Project AWARE and CoralWatch, a nonprofit research organization from the University of Queensland, Australia, to involve divers and snorkelers in monitoring coral bleaching and assessment of coral health.