Grenada Marine Conservation
Environmental & Community Projects in Grenada
Dive Grenada pride themselves on their proactive approach to marine conservation, environmental and community projects.
They work closely with the dog, cat and animal shelter (GSPCA) in Grenada to help, and support, the vulnerable creatures on the island.
Grand Anse Artificial Reef Project (GAARP)
In 2013, Dive Grenada designed, funded and built GAARP which is a unique artificial reef ecosystem.
It is made up of individual ‘pyramids’ that are built from concrete construction blocks, and shaped into pyramids.
The project has been amazingly successful; not only for creating an artificial reef with outstanding biodiversity, but also as an educational tool for Grenadian school children to understand the need for marine conservation.
The artificial reef can be snorkelled or scuba dived by certified divers.
Grenada Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)
Dive Grenada are great supporters of the GSPCA, and do everything we possibly can to support the animal shelter here in Grenada.
Along with financial support to the shelter, we also rescue homeless dogs and get them ‘fixed’ and healthy – ready for their forever homes.
We also offer complimentary and discounted snorkel and diving excursions to the volunteers at the shelter to reward all their dedicated and selfless work.
Dive Grenada are asking visitors to bring along a ‘Doggie Bag’ to support the GSPCA with donations of much needed food and equipment. Check with us first to ensure we can match your gift with the current needs of the shelter.
Reef Safe Sunscreen
It is becoming clear from scientific research that the old-style sunscreens we use are extremely toxic to the marine environment – even in small quantities.
Dive Grenada offers a solution!
We give complimentary applications of reef safe, non-toxic sunscreen to all our divers and snorkelers.
Underwater Clean Ups
The team at Dive Grenada undertake regular underwater clean ups to remove debris from the ocean.
During the debris sortation process, we include help from orphanages and children’s homes.
This helps by giving the kids some external stimulus and education on environmental issues.
Project AWARE’s flagship citizen-science program, Dive Against Debris®, empowers scuba divers to remove marine debris from the ocean and report data on the types, quantities and locations of materials collected.
Once reported, Dive Against Debris® data enters a global database to help support the development and implementation of policies to improve solid waste management, locally and globally.