Big Blue diving resort consists of 36 rooms, a restaurant and bar, the diveshop and the office. To truly be an Eco-friendly resort, we have aspired to carry out environmental practices. Such current practices include:
- Provide recycling points at throughout the dive school premises and vessels.
- No fishing, fish-feeding, spear fishing, or collection of any organisms
- Provide clearly marked receptacles for waste on boats including cigarette butts, and dispose of receptacles appropriately
- Use proposed moorings at all dive sites
- Avoid taking resort divers and open water students who have not yet demonstrated proficiency in buoyancy directly over corals or other fragile marine environments or habitats
- Participate in local environmental projects
- Discourage divers from applying suncream directly before entering the water, instead apply no later than an hour before.
- Provide environmental dive briefings and points of awareness for divers
Future projects include:
- Construct an artificial wetland on the waste river that runs close to the resort to clean the grey water
- Conduct regular ecological monitoring surveys or the surrounding coral reefs
- Improve the waste water management through advance rain collection system
- Provide reusable receptacles for food and drinks and linen bags to replace plastic and foam packaging
- Run environmental awareness programmes for local schoolchildren and communities
And with trees all over the place, we're as green as can be!