As members of The International Ecotourism Society, we take responsible tourism seriously and we’re constantly looking for ways to minimise our ecological footprint, protect the natural environment and contribute to the wellbeing of the villagers.
We offer supervised snorkelling and scuba expeditions with reef sharks near Barefoot Kuata Island and with manta rays off the coast of Barefoot Manta Island. Our biologists have worked with The Manta Trust since 2012, when they set up a research station on Barefoot Manta Island, collecting information about resident manta and shark populations that frequent the area. We also support the efforts of the World Wildlife Foundation and TRAFFIC, who recently launched an independent project aimed at shark and ray conservation.
Our 5 fulltime marine biologists, ecologists and a team of dive instructors also run a number of diverse conservation projects which we encourage our guests to become involved in. All of these activities, when available, are open to all guests.
Note that most of our marine programmes require PADI or SSI certification. A SSI certified diving course (approximately 3 days) is available on both islands.