Caring for the Reefs: A Guide for Snorkelers and Divers

  • Always check that you are properly weighted and practice your buoyancy control in an area where you cannot damage anything.
  • Observe distance. To prevent contact you should stay a safe distance from marine life – brushing against a coral could give you a painful scratch but may kill fragile coral polyps.
  • Don’t touch any marine life and avoid wearing gloves – gloved divers tend to touch marine   life recklessly.
  • Don’t chase, grab or block the path od any free-swimming animal – imagine how you’d feel if a shark were to do that to you!
  • Don’t collect anything from within the park/ Even dead corals and shells are home to other marine organisms.
  • Take care not to disturb the sand – sediment and sand that land on living corals can smother and kill it.
  • Do not leave your trash. Please pick up any litter that you find in or out of the water.
  • Take care not to harm any marine creatures whilst you are looking for that perfect shot.