Save our Reefs
Save our Reefs
Sea Rovers Dive Centre is proud to be a Green Fins member, and this designation holds significant benefits for you, our scuba diver guests.
Green Fins is a globally recognized initiative dedicated to the preservation and protection of our precious marine ecosystems, making it a crucial aspect of our commitment to sustainable and responsible scuba diving practices.
First and foremost, being a Green Fins member means that Sea Rovers Dive Centre is dedicated to minimizing our environmental impact. When you choose to dive with us, you can rest assured that we adhere to strict environmental guidelines and best practices. Our staff undergo rigorous training to ensure they are well-informed about the importance of marine conservation and how to conduct dives without causing harm to the underwater world. This commitment enhances the overall diving experience, as divers can explore vibrant, healthy reefs and ecosystems.
Furthermore, Green Fins members like Sea Rovers Dive Centre actively participate in coral reef monitoring and restoration efforts. By selecting us as your dive destination, you become part of a larger movement to protect and rejuvenate coral reefs. You can even get involved directly by joining our reef conservation programs, allowing you to contribute to the restoration of the very environment you love to explore.
Our dedication to sustainable practices also extends to responsible waste management. Green Fins members take measures to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean by minimizing single-use plastics, recycling, and properly disposing of waste. When you dive with us, you can enjoy a cleaner and more pristine underwater environment.
In addition to these environmental benefits, choosing a Green Fins member like Sea Rovers Dive Centre means you are supporting a business that prioritizes the long-term health of our oceans. By promoting eco-friendly diving practices and raising awareness about marine conservation, we contribute to a brighter and more sustainable future for divers and marine life alike.
In conclusion, our affiliation with Green Fins is a testament to our commitment to environmentally responsible scuba diving. When you dive with Sea Rovers Dive Centre, you not only experience the wonders of the underwater world, but also actively contribute to its preservation. Together, we can ensure that future generations of divers can enjoy the beauty and biodiversity of our oceans for years to come.
So Save our Reefs with Sea Rovers Dive Centre, and enjoy your underwater adventures while supporting marine conservation!
Rules to dive and snorkel by:
• I will not touch anything underwater
• I will not wear gloves
• I will not feed the fish or any marine life
• I will not walk in my fins
• I will not leave any rubbish, including cigarettes, on the boat or in the sea
• I will not chase, harass or excessively use strobes / flash on any marine life
• I will not poke, prod or manipulate marine life
• I will stay clear of the reef at all times to prevent damage and be careful of my fins
• I will not participate in spearfishing; it targets species vital to the ecosystem balance.
• I will allow the snorkel guide to correct any damaging behaviour I exhibit towards marine life.
When diving or snorkelling with the Pirates who dive, you agree to respect the above rules.
Projects to Visit in Pemuteran
That are helping to Save our Reefs
What is BioRock™?
The BioRock™ project is an innovative and eco-friendly conservation initiative located here in Pemuteran Bay. It aims to restore and protect coral reefs using a pioneering technique known as “BioRock™” or “Mineral Accretion Technology.” This project, established in the early 2000s, has become a shining example of successful coral reef restoration efforts worldwide.
The BioRock™ process involves the creation of metal structures, typically made of steel, that are carefully positioned on the seabed. These structures serve as a foundation for coral fragments to attach and grow. What makes this technique unique is the introduction of low-voltage electric currents into the metal framework. This electrification encourages the deposition of calcium carbonate, the primary component of coral skeletons, onto the metal substrate. Over time, this process results in the formation of artificial reefs that closely resemble natural coral formations.
This innovative approach offers numerous benefits for the environment. Firstly, it accelerates coral growth, allowing reefs to recover more quickly from damage caused by factors like climate change, coral bleaching, and destructive fishing practices. Secondly, it enhances the resilience of the coral colonies, making them better equipped to withstand environmental stressors. The artificial reefs created through the BioRock™ process also provide vital habitats for a diverse range of marine life, including fish and invertebrates, contributing to overall biodiversity.
Furthermore, the project promotes community involvement and sustainable tourism. Local communities are engaged in the maintenance and monitoring of the BioRock™ structures, fostering a sense of stewardship and empowerment. Tourists and researchers are drawn to Pemuteran, generating revenue that can be reinvested into conservation efforts and local development.
The Pemuteran BioRock™ project showcases a remarkable blend of science, community engagement, and sustainable tourism. By harnessing the power of technology to regenerate coral reefs, this initiative not only safeguards marine ecosystems. It also serves as a beacon of hope for the global restoration of threatened reefs in the face of climate change and environmental degradation.
The bulk of the 70+ structures of all shapes and sizes, including the Coral Goddess, are all located straight off the beach, in the centre of Pemuteran Bay. Making for easy snorkelling for all the family and a fun shore dive.
Pop into Sea Rovers for directions and details.
The Coral Goddess
Dive into Conservation: Pemuteran Turtle Hatchery Project
Join a noble mission to protect and preserve one of nature’s most magnificent creatures! The Pemuteran Turtle Hatchery Project is your gateway to making a real difference in the world of marine conservation.
Nestled on the pristine shores of Pemuteran, this project is a beacon of hope for endangered sea turtles. Created way back in the annuals of Pemuteran history by our good friend Chris Brown. The project is dedicated to nurturing and safeguarding these incredible beings, here’s why you should be a part of this initiative:
Hands-On Experience: Get up close and personal with turtle hatchlings as you observe their hatching and even sponsor a release into the ocean.
Eco-Education: Learn about the crucial role turtles play in maintaining marine ecosystems and how you can help protect them.
Environmental Impact: Your contribution directly supports the survival of these ancient creatures and the sustainability of our oceans.
Make a lasting impact on our planet. Join the Pemuteran Turtle Hatchery Project and become a guardian of the sea turtles. Together, we can ensure a brighter future for these majestic creatures and our oceans. #TurtleSavers #ConservationHeroes