Tourism Reef Protection Initiative

Tourism Reef Protection Initiative

At Dive Spear and Sport, we are proud to be a part of the Tourism Reef Protection Initiative, an essential program dedicated to the preservation and protection of the Great Barrier Reef. This initiative, supported by the Reef Authority, recognises the crucial role that tourism operators play in monitoring and safeguarding this natural wonder.

Our Role in Reef Protection

Tourism operators, with their frequent visits to the Reef, are uniquely positioned to provide regular updates on its health and observe changes as they occur. Through the Tourism Reef Protection Initiative, we are empowered to actively monitor and protect the sites we visit, ensuring their preservation for future generations.

Eye on the Reef Program

Our participation in the Eye on the Reef monitoring and assessment program allows us and our guests to contribute to the long-term protection of the Great Barrier Reef. This program enables anyone visiting the Reef to collect valuable data on reef health, marine animals, and incidents. This information is crucial for understanding the broader environmental context and informing management decisions.

Our Commitment and Impact

Being a part of this initiative is vital for us, especially during critical periods such as the summer bleaching events. Our regular data collection and monitoring efforts provide the Reef Authority with up-to-date information, helping to create effective resilience plans and management strategies.

Our contract with the Reef Authority underscores our commitment to environmental stewardship and the sustainable management of the Great Barrier Reef. By participating in this initiative, we contribute to the preservation of its world heritage values, ensuring that this incredible ecosystem can be enjoyed by future generations.

Get Involved

We encourage everyone to get involved in protecting the Great Barrier Reef. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned marine enthusiast, your contributions are invaluable. Download the Eye on the Reef app, participate in our citizen science programs, or simply learn more about the Reef’s health and conservation efforts.

For more information on how you can contribute and stay updated on the latest sightings and data from the Reef, check out the Eye on the Reef and Reef Authority websites.

Together, we can make a difference and ensure the Great Barrier Reef remains a vibrant and thriving ecosystem for years to come.

Agnes Water/1770 locals ventured to Pancake Creek for a citizen science reef data collection day.