Tips for a comfortable, happy and safe visit ...
CODE OF CONDUCT ... ON THE BEACH
- Coral is a living organism and can be easily damaged or destroyed by even the lightest con act. It can also cause nasty cuts that are then prone to infection.
- Sand can suffocate and kill the coral polyps if kicked up while swimming or snorkelling.
- The dragging of anchors and anchor chains across the reef causes immense damage, so when taking a boat out to the reef, ensure that you use established mooring points and do not drop anchor onto the reef.
- Leaving litter on the beach - or in the sea - is unsightly and can cause accidents to both humans and marine life.
- Food waste should not be thrown in the sea - this upsets the balance of the ecosystem.
- Do not collect shells, coral, star-fish or any other souvenirs from the beach - these may still be alive and certainly they all play an important role in this fragile ecosystem.
- Resist buying marine souvenirs. Although most legal, many species are over-harvested, causing irrecoverable damage to the reefs and marine ecosystems.