I dive within
the limits of my ability and training.
I am careful about what I touch underwater.
I do not break plants or coral or collect "souvenirs."
I respect environmental laws and game limits.
I collect and dispose of trash I find while diving.
I let dive buddies, resorts, and dive operators know how I feel
about environmental responsibility.
I never dive in a manner that would hurt the environment.
I use mooring buoys whenever available or anchor in areas free
of live bottoms.
I am considerate of ocean wildlife.
Divers have the wonderful privilege of visiting a world that
our landlocked brothers and sisters will never see first hand.
To explore the beautiful, and often mysterious, underwater world
is like no other experience on earth. But with this privilege
comes the responsibility to keep this unique environment as nature
made it...undamaged by human activity.
Responsible divers are environmentally conscious on every dive.
This means they are careful about what they touch, and they do
not break plants or coral to collect "souvenirs." A
responsible diver respects the game laws pertaining to size and
bag limits and sets a good example of environmental responsibility
by collecting and properly disposing of trash found during a
world is something all divers share, and being a responsible
diver means you let your dive buddies, resort, and dive operators
know how you feel about the
environmental responsibility. Remember, your actions speak louder
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