Sustainable tourism is all our responsibility. How you can help protect the Great Barrier Reef a World Heritage Area during your visit.

Sustainable tourism is all our responsibility. How you can help protect the Great Barrier Reef a World Heritage Area during your visit.

Exploring the mesmerising underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef through diving and snorkelling is a remarkable experience, providing an up-close encounter with the diverse marine life. While these activities typically have a minimal impact on the reef, it’s crucial for visitors to be mindful of their actions to ensure the preservation of this extraordinary ecosystem for future generations.


  • Embrace a slow and deliberate pace in the water, allowing yourself to relax and savour the experience.
  • Avoid abrupt changes in direction to minimise disturbances to the underwater environment.
  • Refrain from creating sudden or loud underwater noises that may stress marine life.
  • Resist the temptation to touch, lean on, or grasp any part of the reef during your exploration.
  • Exercise caution in semi-confined areas, such as small swim-throughs or overhangs, avoiding any squeezing through tight spaces.
  • Be mindful not to disturb the sandy seabed by avoiding excessive kicking and stirring up sediment.
  • Refrain from touching or relocating any marine animals or plants, especially when capturing photos or videos.
  • Resist the urge to feed fish, maintaining the natural balance of the ecosystem.
  • Maintain a distance of at least one meter from giant clams to ensure their protection.
  • Steer clear of free-swimming animals like turtles, whales, and sea snakes, refraining from any pursuit, riding, grabbing, or obstructing their path.
  • Avoid wearing gloves to minimise the risk of inadvertently touching the coral.
  • Adhere to a strict no-collection policy, refraining from gathering shells, coral, or any souvenirs, whether living or deceased.
  • Take responsibility for all litter, including items not originally yours, and ensure it is removed from the reef environment.

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Blue Dive Adventures is actively engaged in reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change, recognised for our efforts through the Climate Action Certification Program, where we hold the esteemed title of a certified Climate Action Business. This acknowledgment reflects our dedication to addressing climate change by implementing various emission reduction measures and rigorously assessing our carbon footprint.

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  • Waste Reduction and Recycling:
  • Minimising waste generation and adopting recycling practices wherever feasible.
  • Sustainable Procurement:
  • Prioritising environmentally sustainable products in our procurement processes.
  • Carbon Footprint Measurement:
  • Utilising a reputable carbon emissions calculator to measure and monitor our carbon footprint.
  • Vessel Efficiency:
  • Utilise Eco Certified High Standard Tourism Vessels for our trips to the reef
  • Participation in Reef Monitoring Programs:
  • Actively engaging in Great Barrier Reef monitoring programs, including Reef Health Impact Surveys, Eye on the Reef, BleachWatch (Coral Bleaching), and COTS Watch (Crown of Thorns Starfish).
  • Support for Marine Conservation Projects:
  • Supporting the Minke Whale Project, Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, Reef Restoration and local community clean up operations
  • Visitor Engagement:
  • Encouraging our guests to actively participate in climate change mitigation efforts in their own environments.
  • Education and Guidance:
  • Providing guests with guidance on everyday sustainable practices, including the use of low-energy bulbs and energy-saving appliances.
  • Offsetting Travel Emissions:
  • Advising guests on measuring and offsetting their travel emissions through reputable organisations like Climate Friendly.

In addition, if you wish to delve deeper into how our research contributes to the protection of the Great Barrier Reef, and how you can help protect the Great Barrier Reef explore more

Blue Dive Adventures remains committed to pioneering sustainable practices that safeguard our oceans and preserve the unparalleled beauty of the marine ecosystems we cherish.

Reference: Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area – Reef Authority

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