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Course Outline

Follow these guidelines when you are diving.

  • Become a master of buoyancy control.
  • Be aware of your fins to protect what is underneath you.
  • Do not touch or take shells, coral, or rocks with marine growth.
  • Learn how to positively interact with marine life.
  • Do not harass marine life.
  • Apply sunscreen at least 20 to 30 minutes before entering the water so that most of it does not wash away into the environment.
  • Use coral-friendly products.
  • Participate in surveys, clean-up days, and environmental awareness initiatives.
  • Report sightings of important animals or reef damage to local data collection agencies, such as Eye on the Reef.
  • Avoid using and discarding plastics on the dive boat.
  • Never stand on coral.
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