Our marine conservation efforts start in our daily business, but extend to our other projects. Pure Diving Aruba’s eco-efforts cover coral restoration, mangrove preservation and battling the lionfish threat, just to name a few.
OCEANS UNDER THREAT
Changing temperatures in the surface waters are changing the habitat that corals have been flourishing in for centuries. Aruban reefs are under threat just like any other around the world. Staghorn coral, being the most sensitive to temperature change, has diminished greatly, now only found in small clusters on several sites along the south of Aruba. If no action is taken, it might soon be extinct not only to Aruba, but in the entire Caribbean.
A DIRECT-ACTION APPROACH
Pure Diving is focused on maintaining, restoring and conserving the reefs around Aruba. Directly, by teaching student divers to practice concious diving, but also by culling predatory Lionfish and documenting sightings of seahorses, turtles, eagle rays, sharks and mantas. Whenever possible, an attempt is made to identify individual animals, creating an picture of their habitats and habits.
The best chance for our oceans is a demand for conservation from tourists.
One of our main objectives is to make marine conservation interesting, fun and an attraction in itself. So not only the healthy reefs will draw ocean loving divers to Aruba, but the conservation effort itself will convince people to dive down and join in the effort to conserve the beautiful Aruban reefs. For this we proudly work together with local foundations and offer our support to groups of volunteers, such as Lionfish Hunting Aruba. Their catch is 100% sustainable and available at the Lionfish Snack Aruba, Aruba’s lionfish-only snack truck. Make sure you check the opening hours before you rush over, they are NOT open every day!
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