There are more than one million new scuba divers certified every year. We love the enthusiasm, but we cannot ignore the fact that mass diver tourism is having a negative impact on coral reefs: up to 80% of divers come into contact with the reef and its inhabitants.
We must protect what remains of our reef ecosystems by diving responsibly.
Two key factors dictate whether a diver contacts the reef:
1) Skill - good buoyancy-control and finning technique are essential to prevent accidental bumps.
2) Attitude - even the most skilled divers can be harmful if they have the wrong attitude.
Diving guides and instructors are often on the front lines for setting a good example. We also expect them to courageously police bad behavior; but awkward interactions are not easy - especially when customers are paying to have a good time.
SeaCrush offers trips to the best diving destinations in the world. We want people to enjoy the best dive spots, but also to preserve them.
That’s why we created an anonymous peer-review system to score divers for their reef-friendliness.