The diving industry has been moving towards sustainable products for a long time. A number of initiatives are dedicated to protecting the oceans, recycle fishing nets to produce fins or manufacture bags from old neoprene.
Diving is all about experiencing nature, discovering the underwater world and fully immersing yourself in your adventure below the water surface. Therefore divers know better than many others how important it is to protect the oceans and how vulnerable the sensitive ecosystems are. Sustainability has always been the mantra of divers, because divers do not want to leave any traces underwater, want to keep nature pristine and preserve it for future generations. So if you are a diver wondering how you can support sustainability, eco-friendly diving tourism and maritime environmental protection, you can find out more at boot.
The Start Up trshbag makes bags that you can strap around your hips and leg. In these bags you can safely store garbage that you collect on land or during the dive and dispose of it later.
Mesh bags from Aqua Lung for trash collection
Aqua Lung has been using mash bags as packaging for a long time. With the new Jacket Omni, Aqua Lung has introduced a buoyancy aid that can be personalised in colour. In addition, the buyer always gets a mash-bag to collect garbage during each dive.
At boot you can ask tour operators, hotels and dive centers directly about their contribution to sustainability in diving and tourism. Interested divers can enquire about criteria such as local building materials, environmental protection programmes and the scientific projects for the protection of the oceans on site. In the new halls, divers can also enquire about local diving sites in Europe and make a commitment to the protection of nature in their neighbourhood.
Get involved at boot
Anyone who would like to get involved, but does not know exactly how, can take a look at various initiatives at boot and talk to those responsible on site. Among others, representatives of Shark Project and Reef Project will be present at boot and will be happy to take the time for discussions. On the stage of the Dive Center environmental activists like Pierre-Yves Cousteau, Lukas Müller and Hannes Jaenicke will speak.