Our commitment to conservation informs all that we do, from who we work with overseas to the way we run our office systems and distribute our documentation.
Supporter of wildlife charities
We put something back into conservation and into the communities that support and protect wildlife, both on land and in the oceans. Currently, we are supporting three marine-based charities doing fantastic work: Project AWARE Foundation, Bite-Back Shark & Marine Conservation and Deptherapy.
Project AWARE Foundation do some amazing work on behalf of divers for marine conservation. Bite-Back Shark & Marine Conservation is an energetic, innovative and pioneering shark and marine conservation charity, campaigning to end the sale of shark fin soup in Britain. Deptherapy is a rehabilitation charity which runs specially tailored scuba diving programmes for seriously injured members of the UK armed forces and others.
Most responsible overseas partners
For us, the face of Dive Worldwide on the ground has to be responsible in every sense of the word.
So we go to great lengths and take great pride in forging strong and lasting relationships with the very best and most responsible partners across the world. And we are in constant dialogue with them on how we can improve things even further.
We only work with those whose views on sustainability match ours.
Dive and wildlife tourism has become a highly significant source of income in many developing countries, and we have seen a steady increase in the number of people travelling to enjoy holidays in more remote regions. Yet without control, rapid development has the potential to endanger wildlife and its environment.
In recent years we have been honoured to chair a debate about the development of wildlife tourism at the World Travel Market in London. As part of World Responsible Tourism Day, panellists from Africa, India and the UK discussed how the industry can make a positive contribution towards educating visitors, funding the conservation of habitat and wildlife, and creating livelihoods for local people to achieve development goals.