Roctopus Dive Ecotrust
17 Moo 1 Sairee Beach Koh Tao Suratthani Koh Tao, Surat Thani 84360, Thailand
Dive and conservation programme
Marine conservation awareness and education, Dive training, Coral reef restoration, Coral reefs protection
The Roctopus ecoTrust is a marine ecology and conservation programme that is based on the island of Koh Tao, situated in the Gulf of Thailand. This programme provides divers and ocean enthusiasts with an in-depth education on coral reef ecosystems, and offers a platform for individuals to directly engage in underwater research and reef conservation efforts. From their several monitoring, research and active conservation projects around the island, the data allows for continual assessment the health of surrounding reefs, and provides essential information on trends that may develop in the health status and biodiversity of local reefs. The Roctopus ecoTrust aims to develop scientifically proven, effective, and sustainable methods to protect and conserve the reefs of Koh Tao, allowing these vital ecosystems to thrive in the future. The information they gather is also siubmitted to a number of large global databases, thus providing information on the health status of reefs across the world, as well as the threats that these ecosystems face on a global scale.