Sea Turtle Sanctuary
This reef and lagoon isn’t just home to the world class wave Scarecrows, it’s also the “fish store” for the 2 villages nearby. On any given day you’ll see small dugout canoes powered by paddles, trolling the lagoon with hand lines, or the odd person with a snorkel diving for sustenance. It’s an important area for the locals.
The island is also a Sea Turtle Sanctuary, every year turtles lay their eggs in the months of January, February, and March Through helping to educate the locals the last 15 years, the nests are no longer disturbed and the babies hatch in March and April.
The El Niño, 2014-2017 there was global bleaching of reefs around the world, we were not immune. The reefs have mostly recovered but some beautiful corals have been lost - this is where we would like to step in and lend a helping hand. So we are diving into coral gardening, and would love to have your help.
Visiting Coral Scientist or Marine Biologist
We will have either a coral scientist or marine biologist here on the island during these months to assist in educating all of us, and maybe even coming up with new ideas 🙏
Note, these trips will be focused primarily on coral restoration. But of course if the waves are good for those who surf we’ll be on it!
Here’s an idea of what to expect on a coral planting trip:
- 7-12 volunteers per trip
- 10 day project, food & accommodation included for your time on the island (alcohol not included).
- Must be a strong swimmer
- All free diving/snorkeling (no air tanks available)