Koh Tao means Turtle Island in Thai and is a small island offering some of the best dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand. But what really seems to set Koh Tao apart is the Sairee Cottage dive resort that has a passion for eco-friendly tourism.
Koh Tao receives 100% Project Aware Rating
The Sairee Cottage Dive school has a 100% ProjectAware rating that ensures an eco-friendly experience. The resort offers both beginner and advanced diving courses that include important aspects of marine conservation and education.
As they emphasize on their website: “We train eco-friendly divers. As divers we all are ambassadors for our ocean. We believe it is every diver’s duty to make a change and inspire others to do the same.”
The eco-friendly ethos permeates the Sairee Cottage divers in activities as diverse as regular beach clean-ups and dive clean-ups.
To further protect the health of the ocean and its coral reefs, dive teams and staff members are encouraged to participate in a monthly “eco day” during which there are lectures on marine conservation and Coral Watch surveys.
These eco-activities are held in collaboration with other nearby dive centers.
Find out much more on the Sairee Cottage Diving website.
At Blue ocean we are always interested in great resorts going out of their way to practice and spread an eco friendly and sustainability message, so send in your stories, we want to hear them.
By Robert Frerck, Blue Ocean Network
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