Reef Check Best Diving Practices
  Respect the Reef
  • Observe but don't handle marine life
  • Avoid feeding reef creatures
  • Use waterproof sun block
  • Leave no trash behind

  • Bring home memories, not reef scrapes
  • Master neutral buoyancy
  • Keep dive gear from dragging on the reef
  • Stand and walk on sand, not on corals
  • Keep fins away from the reef

  • Know and Follow Local Regulations
  • Respect no-fishing and no-collecting areas
  • Stay within catch and size limits
  • If collecting shells, make sure they are empty

  • Go Blue
  • Patronize reef-friendly dive shops, hotels and tourist operators especially Reef Check Certified Facilities
  • Ask what operators are doing to monitor and protect their reefs

  • Get Involved
  • Join Reef Check and become an EcoDiver
  • Help spread best diving practices
  • Take a reef education course

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