“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.” — Jacques Cousteau

Be a part of SSI Blue Oceans

Together we can protect our oceans

We want everyone to be aware of the environmental problems our oceans are suffering day by day. The SSI Blue Oceans movement supports the conservation and sustainable use of aquatic environments, including oceans, seas, coasts, and waterways and their magnificent diversity of plant and animal species.

Register free and take Action

Para começar, apenas tem que criar um perfil de utilizador gratuito em www.divessi.com/register ou diretamente na App MySSI e terá acesso imediato aos programas de teste gratuitos da SSI. Durante o registo será necessário selecionar um Centro de Formação para se afiliar e para o guiar através do processo de formação. Verifique com o Localizador de Centros para o Centro que escolheu, a próxima formação programada, viagens, eventos sociais e muito mais.

Só tem que descarregar a App MySSI da sua loja de aplicações, crie o seu perfil e descubra o mundo do mergulho com os seguintes benefícios:

Acesso gratuito imediato aos programas experimentais da SSI e ao Blue Oceans

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SSI’s responsible diver code

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

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

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

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

Take action today and show that you care!

You successfully organised a beach clean-up? Proudly tag it! You stopped using plastic bottles? Tag it! You motivated others to help protect our oceans? Tag it!

Every action counts, so upload your photo to Instagram or Facebook with #blueoceans or mention @blueoceansprogram and it will automatically appear in SSI Blue Oceans Hall of Fame.

Recommendations for Divers

You can actively protect your underwater world by learning about the underwater ecosystem and practicing proper buoyancy control on every dive. SSI has developed some useful programs to help you improve your skills.