Infinite Blue Dive Travel supports marine conservation and local livelihood projects for coastal communities. We have been doing this for over a decade worldwide in different capacities. While we are a vegan organization, the organizations we choose are not always vegan, but we don’t hold that against them, as they are doing fantastic work.
Here at Infinite Blue, we take a percentage of every sale and send it directly to a local organization located in the country you are diving in. For example, if you are diving in the Philippines, the donation will go to the Large Marine Vertebrate Research Institute. Besides direct donations, we also are involved in direct participation, such as coral propagation, beach clean-ups, and educating locals on the effects of single-use plastics. We also organize events, support and education of interested volunteers and students alike.
While we wish we could go around and help out personally, this is not feasible. After a thorough vetting process, we have chosen one organization from each country to support. We hope we have made and will make an impact in helping people better themselves and their environment. These agencies work to restore the health of the ocean and its creatures while also bringing up the local people. While we usually donate to the one in that country, if there is a specific project amongst the ones listed you would like us to donate to, please let us know.
Honestly, because we can’t help them all, we are a small company of two people and just getting started with this business venture. The more that people dive, the more we will be able to help out more organizations worldwide. We are starting with one
We will also be arranging special dive trips. They will often be conservation-based, whereby you will be directly contributing to some outstanding work by joining us. Below is an ever-growing list of organizations we have been lucky enough to have been directly involved with. There are undoubtedly others doing some genuinely great, passionate work who deserve our support! If you have any ideas for organizations or work for one, please email us, and we will look into it.
Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines or Lamave, is the largest independent non-stock non-government organization. It is dedicated to conserving 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, sharks, and rays in the centre of the Coral Triangle, the Philippines. The data advises 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 in seven countries throughout 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, mainland Ecuador, and the United Kingdom to leverage the most significant impact of their conservation efforts.
They engage in a wide variety of efforts, from species-specific studies, stopping invasive species, ecosystem-scale restoration projects, promoting local recycling initiatives, and educating the next generation to make things more sustainable for the future for everyone. It is essential to support them to help keep the Galapagos one of the best conserved tropical archipelagos.
Tubbataha Reefs is a precious jewel in the Sulu Sea and takes up 97,030 hectares in a marine protected area (MPA) in the province of Palawan. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and this organization works in all areas to maintain the marine park, from conservation activities, scientific research, supporting marine park rangers, and education.
It is home to over 700 species of fish, 360 species of corals (about half of all coral species in the world), 11 species of sharks and rays, 13 species of dolphins & whales, and Hawksbill & Green sea turtles. This organization needs all the help we can give them.
The Palau Conservation Society (PCS) was formed in 1994, the same year that Palau became an independent country. Their mission and vision are 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 species assemblage. The PCS has a long history of working to save species and educate the communities on many vital species.
PCS is working towards protecting priority species that are either listed in the IUCN red list or have endangered status worldwide and/ or are priorities for community resource conservation in Palau.
These include but not only Hawksbill turtle, Palau Megapode, Green turtle, Napolean wrasse, Squaretail Coral Grouper, Blacksaddled Coral Grouper, Humphead Parrotfish, Southern giant clam, Dugong, Blacksaddled Coral Grouper, True Giant Clam, and many more.
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