Infinite Blue has been supporting marine conservation and local livelihood projects for coastal communities for over a decade. Through direct participation, organization of events, support and education of interested volunteers and students, and donations from sales, we hope we have made a bit of an impact in helping people make less of a negative one and contributed to some extremely positive work in the restoration of the health of the ocean. Infinite Blue Dive Travel will continue this effort by continuing to make donations to conservation projects in many areas where we go diving. When you decide to book your dive travel with us, we will donate a percentage to an organization working in the area you have chosen for your dive holiday, if there is a specific project amongst the ones listed below you would like us to donate to, please just let us know. We will also be arranging special dive trips, often conservation-based, where by joining us you will be directly contributing to some outstanding work. Below is an ever-growing list of organizations we have been lucky enough to have been directly involved with and others who are doing some genuinely great, passionate work and deserve our support!
Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines or Lamave is the largest independent non-stock non-government organization dedicated to the conservation of marine megafauna and the marine environment in the Philippines. Lamave is committed to using proven scientific data collection methods to identify threats facing whale sharks, turtles, shark and rays in the center of the Coral Triangle, the Philippines. The data gathered is used to advise local governments on conservation policy and legislation to support sustainable tourism and protect the unique biodiversity in Philippine waters.
Founded in Malaysia in 2010 by Anuar Abdullah, Ocean Quest Global is an environmental organization at work in seven countries through Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean. After years of research, Ocean Quest has created its techniques, methodology and material for coral reef rehabilitation, which are based on the idea that coral can be restored on a large scale, in an all-natural and non-invasive way. Over the last year, Oceanquest, in collaboration with the Marine National Parks Operation Centre, the Department of National Parks, and Wildlife and Plant Conservation, has been heavily involved in coral rehabilitation on the west coast of Thailand, notably the highly successful restoration of Maya Bay.
Since 1995 Galapagos Conservation Trust has supported conservation projects for a sustainable Galapagos. They work closely with authorities and organizations in Galapagos and mainland Ecuador and the United Kingdom, to leverage the most significant impact from their conservation efforts. From species-specific studies and ecosystem-scale restoration projects to promoting local recycling initiatives and educating the next generation, support them to help keep the Galapagos as one of the best conserved tropical archipelagos in the world.
Tubbataha Reefs manages this precious jewel in the Sulu Sea. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this organization works in all areas to maintain the marine park, from conservation activities, scientific research, supporting marine park rangers, and education. These guys need all the help we can give them.
The Palau Conservation Society was formed in 1994, the same year that Palau became independent. Their mission and vision is to work with the community to preserve the nation’s unique natural environment and perpetuate its conservation ethic for the economic and social benefit of present and future generations of Palauans. They work with communities to establish and manage protected areas and protect Palau’s unique assemblage of species.