Divers Helped Save Thailand’s Dying Coral Reefs

Thailand is known for its beautiful coral reefs that many are coming to visit just to visit its diving spots. In fact, many are enrolling in dive instructor course in Thailand because of many certified instructors in the country and the courses are much affordable compared to anywhere else. One of the islands in Thailand with the best underwater scenery is Koh Ha. At 10 every morning, boats arrive in the island carrying snorkelers as well as divers. They are there to see the remaining coral reefs which are located 22 miles from Phi Phi islands in the south-eastern area.

Aside from the tourists arriving to marvel at the beautiful corals, many are also there in an attempt to save the remaining ones. It is no secret that many of the coral reefs all over the planet are already in danger of destruction. In a report from the United Nations Environment Programme, the longest coral bleaching in the world happened from 2014 until 2017 because of the continuous warming of the water.

In fact, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia which is the biggest reef system in the planethas already lost around 30 per cent of its total coral reefs. In a paper that was published in 2011 by the World Resources Institute together with UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre and Nature Conservancy, it is feared that over 90 per cent of the total corals in the planet will be gone by 2050.

This year is dubbed as the International Year of the Reef to increase the awareness of the public regarding the seriousness of the issue. There are efforts being done by conservationists and scientists to save the coral reefs but the process is quite slow and hard.

Divers are now volunteering in Thailand in order to save the corals. Those who are wishing to be a part of the rescue team should enrol in a dive instructor course in Thailand in order to be a part of the gardening project. This is done by growing them in nurseries before they are planted back into the reefs.

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