We passed our Instructor Development Course. Now we can train non-diving volunteers for CoralGardening ourselves.
Our dream comes true: A boat full of divers and equipment is on its way to Hin Wong Bay to place their hands in the CoralGarden …
Twice I came to Thailand to assist with the design, creation and placing of the hands under water in the CoralGarden.
Our dream is to realize a CoralGarden that is both intended as a new reef to create more life in the sea, as well as a nice place for divers.
Once a year the Koh Tao community comes together to celebrate Save Koh Tao festival. This year CoralGardening was present with a booth and workshops for young and not so young ocean lovers.
Digital fun at the co-workspace TaoHub on Koh.
The CoralGarden has grown with 2 flowers, at the same time. It was the first time an artificial reef was assembled under water by freedivers. Both scuba and freediving teams had great fun.
I wanted to go on holiday, so I visiting Frank and Vera on Koh Tao and enjoy diving.
Frank and Vera inspired people to think further. Building an artificial reef is cool and fun to do, but it is very small scale. In my opinion this is not the solution to solve bigger issues like coral bleaching and climate change. Inspired by the flower building project, I started thinking about what I can do to improve our ocean.
Here are 7 things you can do from home to contribute to a healthy coral reef.