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Get Involved Koh Tao

We were recently able to join in with this great monthly event, that brings the whole community together for conservation. Dive professionals, and professionals in training come together from all over Koh Tao, for a morning of conservation theory, topics including Coral reef biology, anatomy, and coral reef conservation. clean up dive get involved eco day November 2016

The afternoon fun then includes the options of underwater clean ups, beach clean ups, Drupella snail collection, and even artificial reef building. Allowing people to learn more about conservation, and how they can get involved to help.  

We then all come together on an evening to exchange stories, of how the day went, and what to look forward to next month.

Thanks to everyone that got involved, and saved the SEAS!

drupella snail collection on get involved eco day 2016

 

The future

Looking at the big picture, what happens when were gone. The Planet will undoubtedly out live the human race, however the question is more what would be left for the generations to come. The rate of habitate and species loss has increased dramatically over past 40 years, predicting that 70% of wild animals could be extinct by the end of this decade.Turtle conservation

We were recently joined by a school trip from Hong kong, during the trip they participated in Scuba Diving courses, Conservation lectures, and even helped with a local beach clean. 

Facts that may change your look on life, one being educating the next generation on our failures and ways they could do better, must be one of the most important tasks ahead.

“We owe at least this much to future generations, from whom we have borrowed a fragile planet called Earth”

Maurice Strong

A job that must have the upmost importance, if we are to save the world we live in……..Kids beach clean

SWIM 4 SHARKS 2016

So we our happy to announce another fantastic event, and a new grand total of 150,000 THB ( 5,600 AUD ) was achieved, and will nw be going towards Shark conservation projects worldwide, via, our two designated charities, s4sgroup2016

Shark Guardian Thailand

Sea Shepherd Austaralia

Each organisation will receive a substantial sum, that can be used towards the ongoing Shark projects they have running. 

As for the day itself, I am more than happy to suggest fun was had by all, despite a liitle turbulunt weather, the swimmers had fun, raising large quantities, of sponsorship, whilst also bringing a great atmosphere to the event, plus joined by a great bunch as support staff, that made the day run smoothly and effortlessly.

Then the evening was nothing other than a great party, for all with music from our local DJ Bryan, and raffle filled with awesome prizes, plus the legendary Shave 4 Sharks, where we had plenty of willing volunteers that changed their look for the sharks, keeping the total going up throughout the eveining. 

Sharks play such an important role in the oceans, and if we lose the oceans, we lose everything, so by pretecting Sharks, we our looking after the well being of our future.

"No Blue

No Green

No Water 

No Life"

Sylvia Earle

I would finnaly like say a huge thank you to our sponsors:s4steam2016

Aquamaster Koh Toa,  Banyan Bar,  Barracuda,  Big Blue Freediving, Big Blue Tech,  Big Blue Drift Store

Dive Supply Koh Tao,  Gym & Fitness,  Koh Tao Flying Trapeze,  Koh Tao Leisure Park,  Kusto,  Mojo, Monsson Gym,  One Stop Dive, Scuba Schools International, Sup Tao,  The Hacienda.

Without support from our local community none of this woul have bee possibe, so THANK YOU!

 

Shark Day!

Educating the next generation, is possible the most important thing we could do to ensure the success of all our conservation efforts, so after the great success of Swim 4 Sharks. swim 4 sharks kids 2

As apex predators, sharks play an important role in the ecosystem by maintaining the species below them in the food chain and serving as an indicator for ocean health. They help remove the weak and the sick as well as keeping the balance with competitors helping to ensure species diversity.swim 4 sharks kids 4

The team at Big Blue Conservation joined by the founders of Shark Guardian, visited the local junior school, and had a fun filled shark day with the children from presentations, to games, to water melon sharks, in one day. 

Save Koh Tao Festival 2016

The Save Koh Tao Festival has been running now for 6 years, a couple of days to show how Koh Tao community comes together for the greater good, and to address any new environmental issues, and the possible solutions that have been put in to place. 

This years festival was held on the 18th-19th of June, and what a festival, the opening was held at the historic King Rama 5 Rock on Sairee beach, follwed closely by our very first and biggest land based world record attempt.Trash Sculpture 2016

At 11:30 pm on Saturday the 18th of June over 3,000 people of all nationalities came together on Sairee beach to clasp wrists with the person next to them in a bid to beat the previous Guiness World record of 2,200 people, and also show their strength as a community. We have yet to obtain the official results, but it did look pretty promising.

Then on to the afternoons festivities, with Kids games, food stalls, Volleyball games, and even a trash sculpture competition, which the team at Big Blue Conservation entered an Anemone sculpture made from mostlly recycle plastic. 

Then to the evening, as usual we worked hard to create outfits for the Mr and Mrs Koh Tao competition, where teams must create outfits made from as much recycled material as possible, and this year we even had a theme to our entries, of a healthy ocean, Mrs Koh Tao and a unhealthy ocean Mr Koh Tao, our efforts were then rewarded with a prize for Mrs Koh Tao, well done.Mrs Koh Tao 2016

The following night was probably the biggest and most exciting night for Big Blue, as it was the night of our on stage 

Always look on the green side of life

performance, each year we ask fo some time on stage, to show the community what enertainers we really are, and this year was no exception, with a twist on old, classic 'Always look on the bright side of life' to always look on the green side of life. The team put on quite a show, and I think even managed to address some environmental issues to the public. 

So all I have to say is thank everyone, that made it possible, and we look forward to next year.