ECO AWARNESS & SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY
We are the only species with the power to destroy the earth and also the capacity to protect it. The Dalai Lama
We may not be able to save the world on our own, but we can make a difference by cleaning, educating and taking care of our environment and each other.
Khao Lak Scuba Adventures is a local owned PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre and Thailand's largest live-aboard dive tour operator. With 7 boats and 160 staff in total we are also Thailand's leading dive centre and we try to be a role model for other dive centres and local businesses.
Our founder and company CEO is a local business man with a passion for diving and the environment. With his wife and 2 sons he actively supports our in-house and external eco projects and is constantly looking for ways to improve our environmental footprint.
We as Khao Lak Scuba Adventures have a mutual interest in protecting and caring about our environment both above and below the surface. Only by taking care of the reefs, stopping unsustainable fishing methods, cleaning up the trash left behind from our society and
treat our local and western dive staff with dignity we can be successful in the future.
We would like to share our projects and social ethics with you, and would appreciate anything you can do to help us to care for our environment.
We clean, we educate, we change!
Trash Hero was founded in 2013 and is now one of the fastest movements eager to do something about the world’s trash crisis. Trash Hero Chapters around Thailand and other countries organize weekly clean ups. Currently 42 official Chapters exist in Thailand and Khao Lak Scuba Adventures owner and CEO founded 2017 the Khao Lak Chapter.
Since the initial start of the Khao Lak Chapter in May 2017 we have removed with the help of other volunteers more then 1000 kg of trash (01 September 2017), mainly plastic from our beautiful beaches in the Khao Lak area. We have been educating local hotels and resorts and together we have been mobilizing 100s of volunteers to support us in our case.
Until 2016 the Trahs Hero movement with more then 47000 volunteers and over a 1800 single events have removed more then 345 tons of trash from the environment.
REDUCE OUR DIVE CENTRE CARBON FOOTPRINT
We are all responsible for climate change and we all must be part of the solution. Being a diver we enjoy the beauty of the coral reefs, as a dive centre we are happy to get you to see the beauty of the Similan Islands. Unfortunately we cant bring you to the dive site by a sail ship using the eco friendly ocean breeze. Our boats use Diesel and they emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, we are not able to change this fact. The only meassure we can take about this is to plant trees to reduce our carbon footprint.
With so much sun available in Thailand we have minimalized our carbon footprint and installed solar system on parts of our dive centre roof to increase the amount of clean energy used in our facility. Currently we safe around 6250 Kilowatt hours per month on conventional electric offered by the goverment using highly polluting coal by using just the natural sunshine!
ARTIFICIAL CORAL REEFS
Khao Lak Scuba Adventures is a partner of the Khao Lak Underwater Museum, an artificial coral reef currently under construction off the shore in front of the La Flora Resort in Bang Niang. This unique project under the supervision of the Royal Thai family will host in the future dozens of military equipment such as a navy patrol boat, tanks and trucks will become a host for miriads of marine creatures and corals.
This project has not been supported by any dive centre in the past that sadden us most.