Coral Reef Rehabilitation
For decades, Koh Tao has enjoyed a well-deserved reputation as a world-class diving destination. However, our coral reefs have suffered from degradation due to both natural and anthropogenic disturbances, including coastal development, sedimentation, destructive fishing, and tourism-related activities. To combat these destructive forces, our environmentally-focused local community has joined forces with private businesses and government organizations to develop coral reef rehabilitation projects.
By transplanting coral fragments onto artificial structures, we aim to create interesting artificial dive sites to alleviate the pressure from existing busy dive sites and maintain a source of healthy young corals that can be used to maintain overall reef health.
Coral reefs in Thailand are protected by law under legislation passed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE). No touching, removal, or trading of coral is permitted, unless for research purposes. However, severaldive centers on Koh Tao have been granted permission by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) to conduct reef rehabilitation projects by way of coral transplantation.
Join one of our reef rehabilitation teams for the day! You’ll learn all about coral propagation and join a dive where you’ll help prepare artificial structures and be introduced to the equipment required for transplantation equipment.
3-9 April 2023
Please note that there is a maximum of 15divers, so booking early is recommended.
8 Local dive centers:
Ban’s Diving (Maximum 24 divers)
Website: https://www.bansdivingresort.com/en/ Contact number : +66 7745 646 6
FB: https://www.facebook.com/bansdivingresort IG : bansdivingresort, Line ID : @bans2645
E-mail: email@example.com Whatsapp: +66952261656
Black Turtle Dive (Maximum 15 divers)
Webste : www.blackturtledive.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LINE : @blackturtledive FB: https://www.facebook.com/blackturtledive
Contact number: +6677456145
Eco Koh Tao-Crystal Dive Resort (Maximum 12 divers)
Webste : www.Crystaldive.com Email: email@example.com
FB:https://www.facebook.com/crystaldivekohtao/ Contact number +66824289825
IG: https://instagram.com/crystaldivekohtao?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Line: @crystaldive
New Heaven Dive School (Maximum 12 divers)
Website: www.newheavendiveschool.com WhatsApp: +66924665988
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Newheavendive Contact number: +6677457045
Simple Dive (Maximum 8 divers)
Website: https://www.simplelifedivers.com Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
FB : Simple Life Divers IG : simplelifedivers
Whatapp :+66870559093 Contact number: +6677456329
Roctopus Dive (Maximum 8 divers)
Big Blue Diving (Maximum 12 divers)
Calypso Diving (Maximum 15 divers)
Ban’s Diving: Central Sairee Reef
Black Turtle Dive: Junkyard, Sairee Reef
Eco Koh Tao-Crystal Dive Resort: Junkyard, Sairee reef
New Heaven Dive School: Ao Luek
Simple Dive: Junkyard, Sairee Reef
Roctopus Dive: Sairee Reef
Big Blue Diving: Northern Sairee Reef
Calypso Diving: Tanote Bay
Your chosen dive center.
Minimum age 18
Advanced Open Water certification
Good buoyancy control