On the Water: Diving
Much of what is so special about the 10,400 square kilometer Georgia Strait is hidden below the water. As divers and water enthusiasts, we’re responsible for the future health of the underwater environment.
You can make a big difference, by pledging to follow these guidelines:
As a Smart SCUBA Diver I will…
- Dive carefully in fragile aquatic ecosystems, such as seagrass and glass sponge beds.
- Be aware of my body and equipment placement when diving so as to prevent injury to aquatic life and their habitat.
- Keep my diving skills sharp with continuing education.
- Consider my impact on aquatic life through my interactions.
- Understand and respect underwater life.
- Resist the urge to collect souvenirs.
- Obey all fish and game laws.
- Report any environmental disturbances or destruction of my dive sites.
- Be a role model for other divers in diving and non-diving interaction with the environment.
- Get involved in local environmental activities and issues
- Follow Project AWARE’s Tips for Divers (from which our guidelines were adapted)
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