REEF is proud to highlight one of our outstanding Conservation Partners: Scuba St. Lucia at Anse Chastanet Resort. REEF Conservation Partners are active organizations and dive shops committed to protecting marine environments worldwide. As valued REEF ambassadors, they serve as centers for marine conservation actions, outreach, and education. You can view the full listing of Conservation Partners or register your organization as a REEF Conservation Partner here.
In what ways does Scuba St. Lucia participate with REEF’s main programs?
For more than 10 years, Scuba St. Lucia has hosted REEF Field Survey Trips and taught REEF Fish ID classes for divers and snorkelers. They encourage their divers to participate in REEF's Volunteer Fish Survey Project by conducting and submitting surveys. As part of the Invasive Lionfish Tracker Specialty course, Scuba St. Lucia organizes weekly lionfish removal dives with staff and guests, and encourages guests to sign up for the “Eat them to beat them” program that offers them the chance to experience a five-course gourmet lionfish dinner. The consulting chef for both Anse Chastanet Resort and Jade Mountain has released a sustainable lionfish cookbook Green Fig and Lionfish which was written and photographed in St. Lucia.
What other actions do you take to promote marine conservation?
In 2017, Scuba St. Lucia established a coral nursery program to plant coral back onto St. Lucia's reef. They are a proud recipient of the PADI Green Star™ Dive Center Award which is granted to PADI Dive Centers and Resorts that care about the environment and are acting to protect it. They conduct underwater and beach clean-ups and actively promote the Dive Again Debris Specialty course. They also encourage divers and snorkelers who visit to learn about and protect the marine environment.
How can REEF members get involved with your dive shop/organization?
Come for a stay at the beautiful Anse Chastanet Resort and take part in all of the activities that Scuba St. Lucia offers on land and underwater. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow them on Facebook and Instagram @scubastlucia.