EARTH DAY 2022 – APRIL 22, INVEST IN OUR PLANET
Apr 22, 2022
7 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet
This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now with LEFEET, is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods.
It's not challenging to participate in environmental activities together. Besides participating in large-scale activities, you can also do it in your daily life!
Here are 7 Tips for LEFEET Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet:
1.Be a Buoyancy Expert
The primary way for divers to avoid damage to coral reefs is to maintain proper buoyancy. Inadequate buoyancy can break the coral and harm the creatures underneath, while excessive buoyancy can cause divers to hold onto coral or certain animals, damaging the coral. Enjoy diving with LEFEET underwater scooter, which gives you perfect control over your buoyancy and avoids damaging aquatic life.
2.Be a Role Model
New scuba divers are being trained and certified every day. Regardless of your experience level, set an excellent example for others when interacting with the environment – while underwater and on land.
3.Take Only Photos - Leave Only Bubbles
People who like to photograph the underwater world may be more appreciative of marine life than any divers, but they seriously damage coral reefs. They are so intent on taking pictures, totally forgetting the damage they have made by kicking and scraping.
4.Protect Underwater Life
For example, capturing a pufferfish and taking exciting pictures can lead to enough impact to kill it. Do not ride on its back if you are fortunate enough to dive with a sea turtle. Remember - turtles breathe with their lungs, and they may be swimming to the surface to breathe. In addition, an overload may frighten the turtle and cause unwanted injury.
5.Become a Debris Activist
An astonishing amount of waste makes it's way underwater, reaching even the most remote ocean areas. Once there, it kills wildlife, destroys habitats, and threatens our health and economy. Don't let your dives go to waste. Remove and report what doesn't belong underwater every time you dive. Make a conscious effort to buy green, buy local, and when possible, buy less.
6.Make Responsible Choices
Overfishing leads to species declines, while harmful fishing practices damage and pollute underwater ecosystems. You play a critical role as a consumer. If we continue to buy specimens of marine life as souvenirs, more reef-dwelling creatures will be hunted to meet the demand, thus causing devastating damage to local coral reefs. As soon as no profit is made, the trade-in specimens or shells will disappear.
7.Never attempt to squeeze through a narrow area
Divers sometimes fail to notice the increased width of their bodies after putting on the air tank, and still try to swim through tiny crevices between the rocks or through small holes, thus bumping into various sponges, soft corals, and small creatures clinging to the side of the rocks, and causing each other to get hurt. The good news is that the LEFEET S1 Pro is the most petite underwater scooter today, which enables you to simply navigate through tight places.
Thank you for giving the ocean planet the protections it deserves!