Sea Shepherd Dive Center: Wicked Diving
Wicked Diving is the first operator in Indonesia AND Thailand to join the with Sea Shepherd Dive network!
Sea Shepherd has been developed an affiliation program to provide a ‘support and report’ network to enable the dive community to get involved with Sea Shepherd and its worldwide mission to stop poachers and illegal operations that are destroying our marine environment. Wicked Diving, with locations in some of the most delicate and threatened locations in SE Asia provide the perfect venue for this.
Through the Sea Shepherd Dive website, divers and dive operators can report environmental crimes that they witness while diving, anywhere around the world.
Wicked Diving will be developing and offering environmental training programs that support Sea Shepherd’s mission to DEFEND * CONSERVE * PROTECT our oceans, teaching individuals how to take ‘direct action’ against threats to our marine environment, observe and share data on illegal activity and aid in recovery from environmental disasters.
Wicked Diving now has a platform for environmentally conscious divers to team-up with a growing network of like-minded dive operators who are dedicated to protecting our marine environment throughout the world.
Sea Shepherd Dive Code of Conduct
Wicked Diving and all members of the Sea Shepherd network abide by this code of conduct
1. Look Don’t Touch
2. Do Not Stress Marine Creatures
3. Do Not Feed Marine Creatures
4. Do Not Remove Anything
5. Do Not Anchor Dive Boats
6. Do Not Spearfish
7. No Sport Fishing Businesses
8. No Businesses That Serve Fish or Seafood
The Report Network
The Sea Shepherd Dive network has been set-up to enable individuals and dive operators to report issues that they may have seen while enjoying the oceans – either away from home on holiday or in their local area.
Dive operators often witness crimes against the environment. However, many crimes go unreported because witnesses don’t know how to report the crimes, or are in fear of repercussions against them should they report the crimes.
Through the Sea Shepherd Dive website, divers and dive operators can report environmental crimes that they witness while diving, anywhere around the world. Acting on behalf of the person who has reported the crime, Sea Shepherd will then contact local, regional or national authorities to notify them of the suspected criminal activity.
Sea Shepherd is renowned for drawing attention to illegal activities that threaten our oceans. We also have a proven track record of working with authorities to combat crimes against the marine environment. Thanks to the Sea Shepherd Dive initiative, we now have a platform that enables crimes to be reported, and a better chance of an active response from authorities.
Please return to this page often as we update about courses, offers, and actions undertaken!