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How to be an Eco-friendly Diver

We all love the idea of a pristine and untouched underwater paradise. Who doesn’t? It would be nice to retreat to a breathtaking marine environment teeming with incredible wildlife. But maintaining the beauty of an underwater paradise requires the protection of the people. We can preserve the natural beauty of a marine paradise and still enjoy exploring it by being an environmentally-friendly diver.

How do you do this? It’s not really rocket science but it requires dedication to become one. Here are some tips to help you on your journey to becoming an eco-friendly scuba diver.

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Choose a dive center that embraces marine conservation

Achieving this goal requires the guidance of an environmental-friendly dive center. Choose one that can help you fulfill this objective. Nemo Diving Center is passionate about taking care of the ocean. We promote sustainable diving in UAE. We also educate our divers about ocean conservation and participate in marine cleanup efforts.

Take time to learn 

Enjoy your diving journey by learning how to scuba dive at your own pace. When you take pleasure in acquiring knowledge and practicing your skills, you learn to appreciate scuba diving more. Listen to your dive instructors and don’t be afraid to ask questions when there’s something you don’t understand. Dive instructors are always there to guide you every step of the way. Want to learn how to dive or go to the next level? Check out our scuba diving dubai packages to learn more.

Master buoyancy control

They say practice makes perfect. This is true when it comes to buoyancy control. Mastering this essential dive skill is not something you can do overnight. It requires patience and dedication to learn how to be in control of your underwater movements. Fine-tuning your diving efficiency can make diving safer, twice as fun, and effortless.

Mastering buoyancy control enables you to take care of the physical environment. You can move with ease and maneuver even in tight spaces. With this kind of skill, you can avoid bumping and causing irreparable damage to corals and reefs. It also helps you observe underwater creatures in their natural habitat without disturbing or scaring them away.

Use reef-friendly sunscreen

Use reef-friendly sunscreen because it does not contain harmful chemicals. Its counterpart can harm corals and lead to sunscreen-induced coral bleaching. Make sure you are buying reef-friendly products by taking the time to read the label and ingredient list.

Do not touch marine life

No matter how cute an underwater creature can be, you should not touch it. When you touch corals or marine animals, you may be putting yourself or marine life in danger. Keep in mind that some animals are naturally born with defense mechanisms. Touching some creatures may trigger them to use those defense mechanisms on you. The last thing you want to happen is to cut a dive short because of a nasty bite or sting and end up in the emergency room. There are also underwater living things that are prone to injury or stress when physically handled. As an environmentally-friendly diver, one of your prime goals is to take good care of the ocean and its dwellers and not the other way around.

Observe proper interaction etiquette

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Another thing that you should avoid is chasing after underwater creatures. Sometimes we find ourselves enchanted by the beauty of a marine animal and tend to follow it around. Chasing an animal is like harassing it. The poor fellow might get stressed or feel trapped thinking that you’re a predator on the hunt.

Feeding is also frowned upon because hand-feeding can promote the behavior called conditioning. This happens when an animal learns to associate humans with food. This learned behavior may weaken the animal’s natural ability to hunt prey and become prone to predators. Furthermore, giving aquatic animals food that is not natural to them can lead to health issues.

Take an active role in marine clean-up activities

Join Nemo Diving Center in our marine clean-up drives in Dubai and Fujairah. Help keep our oceans clean by participating in ocean clean-up activities. When divers come together with the common goal to collect underwater trash and debris, we contribute to the preservation of our oceans.

Embrace sustainability 

Become an eco-friendly diver by supporting sustainable diving practices. Show your love for the ocean and the ocean will return the love by showing you its beauty.


Scuba diving is an exciting and adventurous water sport that offers a chance to explore the beauty of the underwater world and its amazing marine life. The UAE, particularly Dubai, is one of the most popular destinations for scuba diving, attracting divers from all over the world. With its crystal clear waters and diverse marine life, scuba diving in Dubai offers a unique and unforgettable experience.

The cost of scuba diving in Dubai varies depending on the dive center you choose and the type of dive you opt for. On average, a single dive can cost anywhere from AED 250 to AED 550, with the average price for a single dive being around AED 350. This price usually includes all the necessary equipment, such as the dive tank, regulator, and wetsuit, as well as the services of a professional dive guide. At Nemo Diving Center, We offer a wide range of diving packages to suit every budget and experience level.

Diving in Dubai is an incredible experience, and the UAE is home to many dive sites teeming with amazing marine life including colorful soft and hard corals, sea turtles, stingrays, manta rays, moray eels, cuttlefish, octopus, nudibranchs, seahorses, and a plethora of fish species. It is also noted for its incredible dive wrecks that have become rich artificial reefs. These dive sites offer a unique and exciting diving experience, providing a chance to explore sunken ships and other structures that have become havens for marine life.

Come and explore the unique underwater world of Palm Jumeriah in Dubai and incredible dive sites in Fujairah such as Dibba Rock, Sharm Rock, Martini Rock, Snoopy Island, and more. At Nemo Diving Center, we offer dive trips to these amazing dive sites, allowing divers to discover the incredible marine life that has made the wreck its home. We also offer a wide range of other dive sites to choose from, including shallow coral reefs, deep wrecks, and drift dives, providing something for every level of diver.

In conclusion, scuba diving in Dubai offers an unforgettable experience for all levels of diver. With its clear waters, diverse marine life, and incredible dive sites, Dubai is a must-visit destination for any scuba diver. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, our team at Nemo Diving Center will ensure that you have an amazing time exploring the beauty of the underwater world.



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