REEF ETIQUETTE

People are the leading cause of damage to reefs around the world. Please follow these guidelines to keep our reefs healthy.

  1. Keep your feet off rocks and corals. Touching delicate sea animals will damage and often kill them.
  2. Do not touch or handle marine life.
  3. Never feed wild sea animals. It is detrimental to their health and encourages aggressive behavior.
  4. Do not chase the animals. The ocean is their home and they need to feel safe.
  5. Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before entering the water and rub thoroughly into the skin for absorption. Studies have shown that sunscreen weakens the immune system of corals, making them more susceptible to disease. Try wearing full body dive skins or a wetsuit instead.

 

SAFETY

  1. Safety in and around the water is our number one concern.
  2. Be prepared for the unexpected and be alert.
  3. Never turn your back on the sea.  Watch the ocean for waves in general.  Even a small wave can knock you down if it takes you by surprise.
  4. Never swim or snorkel in unfamiliar areas without a guide.  Currents and Rip Tides change daily with the sea conditions.  Local knowledge is important for your safety.