Leading our industry
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.
We were honoured to chair a debate about the development of wildlife tourism at the 2012 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.
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.
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. Much of this is done through Beyond Carbon, a small organisation that is aligned with our own in its aim to protect threatened environments, wildlife and indigenous people.
Currently, we are supporting two marine-based charities doing fantastic work. They are the Project AWARE Foundation who do some amazing work on behalf of divers for marine conservation, and Bite-Back Shark & Marine Conservation, an energetic, innovative and pioneering shark and marine conservation charity campaigning to end the sale of shark fin soup in Britain.