Marine Conservation Philippines

Marine Conservation Philippines is a non-profit organisation based in the Visayas region of the Philippines. Through marine research, campaigning, local outreach and conservation efforts we have joined the fight to try and change the current situation before it is too late. We dream of a future and of a sea where our kids and their kids can still marvel at grazing sea-turtles and sharks and where coastal communities enjoy adequate fish-stocks for the next generations.

Our underwater world is under tremendous pressure – too much garbage and litter, especially plastic is being thrown in, and too many fish are being fished out. World-wide too little is being done to protect our vital seas. Our hope and vision is that by being aware of the plight of the aquatic realm, we can change the current situation before it is too late. We dream of a future and of a sea where our kids and their kids can still see and marvel at grazing sea-turtles and dugongs, see splendidly rich coral reefs, whales and sharks and seahorses and everything in between. We dream of fishing being conducted in an ecologically sound way, ensuring both the livelihood of local communities and ensuring adequate fish-stocks for the next generations. We dream of clean, pollution free beaches and mangroves.

Initially all our volunteers and interns are trained to and beyond the requirements set forth by PADI to make them PADI Open Water, PADI Advanced and PADI Rescue divers. After this initial stage, the scientific diver training begins. Divers who stay with us for more than two months can become licensed scientific divers through AAUS, and become PADI divemasters as well, should they so wish.



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