So we’ve discussed eco-friendly things you can do to help us protect our coral reef gardens for future generations to enjoy, now we can discuss be socially responsible by making better choices. By becoming a more conscious consumer, you can make better choices, not just for Key West’s surrounding ocean, but for the world as well. If everyone made a little bit of an effort, every day, we could ensure a cleaner and safer future for our planet. For us, the two following tips will help us significantly reduce waste and lessen harm to our oceans over the years.
We love sharing our beautiful waters, and coral reef gardens with our guests of Key West, but we also care about the condition our coral is in as well. It can takes a second to destroy years worth of coral growth, so we want everyone we bring out for a snorkeling trip in Key West waters to be prepared and educated on the issues of treating our marine wildlife and ecosystem kindly, by doing the two following tips.
Because of the depths and pressures involved, most of the ocean has not been explored, such as diving in Key West. That's why many people are drawn to scuba diving. Using a tank of oxygen and personal swimming strength, scuba divers take to the depths to experience sea animals and plant life that are amazing to see in person. The buddy system was formed in the scuba community to keep people safe in numbers underwater.
Key West is just part of the third largest living reef system in the world, all of the roughly 4,000 square mile reef complex of coastal and ocean lands protected as part of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Much of the world-class reef system is shallow, that is, less than thirty feet. Experienced divers know that means long, wonderful dives. With fifty or more shallow dive sites Sombrero Reef might be the best in this class anywhere in the world.