With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the ocean.Syvia Earle
In the past, we have relied on the strong support of Crystal Dive Koh Tao, volunteers and donations from keen divers and conservationist.
But, now we need your help to expand the dive site and continue the reef restoration process and have started a campaign to raise funds for new structures which will increase our tranplanting zones and also help divers learn and enjoy the dive site even more.
Artificial Reefs are one way to alleviate coral decline by providing structure for more coral colonisationFadli et all. 2012
For 8 years we have been building and maintaining an artificial dive site named Junkyard. Using trash and recyling it creating structures of an eclectic mix of designs and shapes to attract fish life and the beginnings of many coral tranplantation experiments began.
However, the site has become its own enemy. Being such an educational and training friendly dive site, it has attracted huge numbers of divers that we never imagined when we first started this project.
You can help us by donating to our cause. We have several options for you to choose:
1,500 Thai Baht - Adopt a Coral - An ongoing project where you are able to “adopt” a coral transplant. We will then "plant" a coral from our nursery, and our website will feature measurements and photos every quarter to show the growth of your coral. If you are a diver, you are also welcome to join us and choose your own coral transplant for us to secure for you.
This program has been so successful with divers adopting coral transplants for their friends and families that we are having to build more structures to support the growth of the transplants. In years to come the reef will be self sustaining and hopefully flourish if environmental conditions are good.
Research data collected from these transplants will help us study coral growth in varying conditions. An example of one can be found here.
10,000 Thai Baht - Coral Triangle - This donation will go towards the cost of building and deploying coral triangle structures and further expand our transplanting areas. If you are a scuba diver, you can help assist us in creation or deployment of the structure.
Included in this donation is an Adopt A Coral transplant which you can name and will have growth data published online every quarter.
25,000 Thai Baht - Bespoke Coral Triangle - This donation will go towards the cost of building and deploying a specially designed triangle and be personalised to your name or company logo. If you are a scuba diver, you can help assist us in creation or deployment of the structure.
Included in this donation are 5 x Adopt A Coral transplants which you can name and will have growth data published online every quarter.
50,000 Thai Baht - Bespoke Structure - This donation will go towards the cost of building and deploying a new structure based on your idea. Your limit is your imagination. Base your idea on a favourite fish, or build a famous landmark. Once you explain your concept, we will work to create a design for your approval before commencing with the build.
Included in this donation are 10 x Adopt A Coral transplants which you can name and will have growth data published online every quarter.