Intro to Coral Reef Conservation
Coral Nursery Dives | Koh Tao, Thailand

  • 2,000 Baht
  • 1 day
  • Make a positive contribution to coral reef conservation in Thailand
  • Must be PADI Advanced (or equivalent)
  • Lecture/workshop on coral reef restoration
  • Learn about coral fragment collection, planting in nursery & transplant to reef
  • Make 2 objective based dives on our coral nursery
  • Participate in coral fragment maintenance & monitoring
  • Maximum 4 divers

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Coral Reef Restoration in Koh Tao, Thailand

Like much of Asia, Thailand has a fast growing economy with expanding population, industry and infrastructure. Continual development places increasing pressure on the natural environment.

Koh Tao is a prime example; A palm tree covered paradise island surrounded by coral reefs in the Gulf of Thailand. Yet despite Koh Tao’s remote location, environmental change is being observed.

Escalating global sea temperatures and increasing water contaminants stress Koh Tao’s sensitive corals.

Plus Koh Tao’s reefs face an additional threat. For more than 20 years, Koh Tao has attracted ever increasing numbers of scuba divers, keen to explore the amazing coral reefs and aquatic life. Whilst most divers are environmentally aware, ultimately this introduces additional potential for reef destruction.

Coral Reef Nursery

Local dive operators have been aware of the threats to Koh Tao’s coral reefs for many years. Already many projects have been implemented to relieve stress on the reefs and preserve the marine environment.

At Simple Life Divers we’ve created a coral nursery to contribute to reef restoration in Koh Tao.

Coral fragments are collected from the sea bed and planted in our coral nursery. Custom built underwater structures which provide an ideal environment for nursing coral fragments to health, promoting growth.

Once coral fragments reach sufficient size they are transplanted back onto the reef, helping maintain Koh Tao’s amazing underwater world.

Intro to Marine Conservation & Coral Reef Restoration

If Advanced Diver (or above) you can join our marine conservation team for a day and contribute to coral reef restoration.

Run by marine biologist Ciaran Egan, (BSc in Marine Biology, Masters in International Marine Environment Consultancy), you’ll learn coral restoration basics and participate in an objective based dives on our coral nursery.

First we’ll give a lecture and workshop introducing fundamentals of marine conservation and coral reef restoration. Topics include timeline of coral growth, structure of coral nurseries, collection of coral fragments, planting in nursery, growth and transplanting back onto the reef.

Then we’ll undertake two objective based dives, tasked with activities to maintain the coral nursery and promote coral growth. This varies from dive to dive depending on the condition of the coral nursery and experience of diver. Typical duties include:

  • Coral fragment reattachment
  • Cleaning coral fragments
  • Nursery structure maintenance
  • Coral fragment identification
  • Coral measurement by photography (using comparative software). Monitor % growth over time.
  • Marine organism identification

Come and help us make a difference.

 

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