Project AWARE

Beyond sports, the "Buceo Alcalá" diving school is committed to society and, in addition to training responsible divers, organizes courses and conferences to promote environmental protection in the practice of this sport for audiences of all ages. .

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Its commitment and respect for the environment is transmitted in the realization of days and diving activities. Taking interest in marine species and environmental conservation from children (from 8 years of age) to senior citizens. Reinforcing its support for the protection of the environment, Buceo Alcalá, participates annually in days of cleaning and conservation of the seabed.

How do you protect the ocean? It's time to boost your Eco sense with Project AWARE's 10 Tips for Divers to Protect our Ocean World.


Be a buoyancy expert

The underwater flora and fauna is more fragile than it seems. Contact with a fin, a camera strike, or a simple brush can destroy decades of coral growth, harm a plant, or injure an animal. Get streamlined with your scuba and photography gear, keep your diving skills up to date, hone your techniques as an underwater photographer and never give up your training to master your skills. You must be aware of your body, diving and photography equipment at all times to avoid contact with the natural environment.

Be a role model

Every day new divers complete their training and certifications. Regardless of your level of experience, be sure to set a good example when you interact with the environment, both in the water and on dry land.

Take only perfect photos and leave only a trail of bubbles

Virtually all the natural elements that you can find underwater are alive or are necessary for a living organism. If you take a coral, shell or animal with you, you can upset the delicate balance and contribute to the plunder of dive sites with no chance for future generations to enjoy them.

Protect underwater life

Make the decision not to touch, feed, handle, chase or climb on any organism under water. Your actions may make the animal nervous, disrupt its feeding or reproductive behavior, or lead to aggressive behavior. You understand and respect life underwater and comply with all local laws and regulations.

Advocates for the elimination of waste

Huge amounts of waste reach the seas and oceans, reaching even the most remote areas. Once there, they can wipe out wildlife, destroy entire habitats, and threaten our health and economy. Don't let your dives go to waste. On every dive, collect and report to authorities all the things that shouldn't be in the water. Strive to buy organic, local products and, whenever possible, in smaller quantities.

Be responsible when consuming seafood

Overfishing is depleting the population of certain species, while destructive practices damage and contaminate underwater ecosystems. As a consumer, you have a fundamental role. If you choose to include fish or shellfish in your diet, make sure it is a non-threatened species and encourage others, including restaurants and fishmongers, to do the same.

Don't stand idly by

Divers are some of the world's staunchest defenders of the oceans. Now more than ever, divers like you are fighting back. Speak up for conservation, share your underwater photos, report damage or environmental hazards to authorities, and advocate for change.

Be an ecotourist

Make informed decisions when choosing or visiting a destination. Lean toward facilities dedicated to socially and environmentally responsible business practices; these should include conserving water, reducing energy consumption, proper waste disposal, use of mooring buoys and respecting local laws, regulations and practices.

Reduce your ecological impact

Global warming and ocean acidification pose a risk to your favorite animals and the underwater world in general. Contribute your grain of sand by understanding and reducing your impact on the environment; Also, look for ways to offset any footprints you can't reduce.

Don't forget to reciprocate

La protección de los océanos depende de todas nuestras acciones, desde la más insignificante a la más crucial. Invertir en el océano protege nuestro planeta y permite que la aventura del buceo continúe. Contribuye mediante donaciones o campañas de captación de fondos para la protección oceánica, de forma que sean viables los proyectos, acciones y cambios legislativos necesarios para garantizar unas aguas limpias y saludables.

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