CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

AT MUREX SNORKELING WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO CONSERVE AND PROTECT OUR STUNNING MARINE AND TERRESTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS FOR GENERATIONS TO COME

It is our number one priority to promote conservation and ensure that our reefs, marine life and natural landscapes are protected. As the pioneers of underwater exploration in North Sulawesi we see ourselves as guardians of our ocean. We work with NGO’s and the Indonesian government on a number of projects as well as on our own initiatives. We aim to safeguard the natural beauty which we are so fortunate to have on our doorstep.

Conservation at Murex
Ocean Gardener coral farming at Murex Bangka

CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENTS

Here are just a few of the examples of commitments that we have undertaken and have built in to our day to day operations;

  • We do not use plastic drinking straws and we do not supply plastic water bottles. Upon arrival you will be presented with a stainless steel drinking bottle which can be filled up from water stations around the resort.
  • All rooms have water dispensers and reusable cups and we have the same system on our boats so you will never need to use or see a plastic bottle in the resort.
  • Together with Ocean Gardener we undertake community projects in our local villages on Bangka Island. We have created a coral farm and we also run Ocean Gardener courses for those who want to learn more about coral.
  • We aim to reduce single use plastics across all operations
  • We have installed solar panels at Murex Bangka to generate “clean electricity”.
ocean gardener coral farm
At Murex we beleive in conservation and sustainability so we take action to ensure our reefs remain healthy for future generations
  • We undertake regular beach and underwater cleanups.
  • Our snorkeling team will pick up any marine debris they find when out snorkeling
  • We have created artificial reef structures on Murex Manado House reef to encourage coral growth and provide habitat for marine life.
  • We support and contribute to the Lembeh Foundation
  • We support the Bangka Conservation Fund
  • We have worked together with Dr. Sylvia Earle through the Celebrate the Sea initiative to ban the sale of shark fin in Manado and to prevent the use of single-use plastic.
  • We are active members of the NSWA (North Sulawesi Water Sports Association). NSWA are committed to promoting marine conservation and diver and snorkeler safety in North Sulawesi.
  • We separate our waste and dispose of it accordingly – recycling whenever possible.
  • Our accommodation and planned developments all focus on preserving the natural environment and ensuring that our resorts blend into their natural surroundings.

If you have any questions about our conservation efforts and how you can get involved, contact us on reservations@murexsnorkeling.com

Conservation Lembeh Foundation
Murex Dive Resorts support Lembeh Foundation initiatives in local villages on Lembeh Island