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Fiji’s ONLY Blue Oceans Dive Centre, Amazing Achievement for Volivoli Beach Resort

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Volivoli Beach Resort proudly accredited as Fiji’s ONLY Blue Oceans Dive Centre

Fiji’s ONLY Blue Oceans Dive Centre, Amazing Achievement for Volivoli Beach Resort

The team at Volivoli Beach Resort and Ra Divers Fiji are absolutely thrilled and delighted to announce they have just been awarded and accredited as FIJI’s ONLY BLUE OCEANS DIVE CENTRE.

Blue Oceans is a global environmental awareness project focused heavily on the ocean and waterways however also addresses many land and human-related environmental impacts. The team at Volivoli Beach Resort and Ra Divers Fiji are not only known as Fiji’s Premier Dive Resort they are actively committed proactively supporting a range of protocols and procedures around:

Fiji’s ONLY Blue Oceans Dive Centre, Amazing Achievement for Volivoli Beach Resort

 

Environmental Awareness

  • Commit to personally protect the environment
  • Prevent others from causing damage through positive action and motivation
  • Support useful projects and organizations dedicated to marine protection
  • If possible, collect garbage on your dives – but only if doing so does not cause more damage to the environment
  • If possible, cut hanging ropes and collect floating nets and plastics
  • Inform your buddy or the crew on the surface if you were not able to remove the net
  • Never eat shark fins, whale meat, turtle eggs, etc.
  • Report immediately violations of the ban on the use of marine animals as souvenirs

Fiji’s ONLY Blue Oceans Dive Centre, Amazing Achievement for Volivoli Beach Resort

Avoid Garbage

  • Never throw inorganic waste into the sea – Plastics decompose incredibly slowly
  • Minimize the production of garbage: Use reusable coffee mugs and lunch boxes, glass or metal bottles and shopping bags
  • Do not bring unnecessary packaging to the resort
  • Dispose of your waste in as eco-friendly a manner as possible
  • If you smoke, dispose of cigarette butts in the proper receptacle, not on the ground or in the water

Fiji’s ONLY Blue Oceans Dive Centre, Amazing Achievement for Volivoli Beach Resort

Dealing with the Underwater World

  • Only use a swim-through if you can do so without touching anything
  • Don’t swim or snorkel too close to the reef
  • Don’t touch or break corals
  • Use labeled entrances/exits for the water
  • Don’t disturb the sand, since it reduces visibility and smothers corals
  • Don’t hunt or bother animals
  • Don’t touch animals unless properly trained
  • Don’t feed animals
  • Don’t take souvenirs from the sea – broken coral pieces or empty snail shells still serve as useful habitat
  • Only place a reef hook where it will not damage or disturb the reef
  • Do not disturb animals or habitat to improve your photo opportunity

Fiji’s ONLY Blue Oceans Dive Centre, Amazing Achievement for Volivoli Beach Resort

Responsible use of Resources

  • Shower only as long as required to get clean, especially in areas with minimal ability to store/purify water
  • Wash your equipment in the provided container, and only when necessary – often it’s enough to clean equipment thoroughly at the end of the dive trip
  • Turn off the lights when you aren’t using them
  • Use alternative transportation or walk instead of driving
  • Avoid unnecessary waste – food plans and shopping lists help save you money, and prevent purchasing unnecessary food that may go to waste

The team at Volivoli Beach Resort and Ra Divers Fiji are strong believers in TOGETHER WE CAN PROTECT OUR OCEANS’ and as such heavily invest time, energy and passion in not only cleaning and removing debris from both the ocean and land but educating and diligently working hand-in-hand with the local community, schools and with our global partners.

Fiji’s ONLY Blue Oceans Dive Centre, Amazing Achievement for Volivoli Beach Resort

Check out the website at www.volivoli.com or reach out to the team via email on [email protected] or call + 679 992 0942

Photo Credit: Volivoli Beach Resort

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Scuba Diver ANZ Editor, Adrian Stacey, first learned to dive on the Great Barrier Reef over 24 years ago. Since then he has worked as a dive instructor and underwater photographer in various locations around the world including, Egypt, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico and Saba. He has now settled in Australia, back to where his love of diving first began.

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