Respect our reefs…

Sunscreen

In July of 2018 Governor David Ige of Hawaii signed the first bill in the country to ban sunscreen containing the harmful chemicals Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, known to kill coral reefs. This will take effect in the state of Hawaii January 1st, 2021. You can act now and help by only purchasing sunscreen made from one of the following ingredients:

  • Zinc

  • Zinc Oxide

  • Titanium Oxide


Breaking Coral

Every year unaware tourist travel to warm water destinations for vacation. One threat our corals face is touching and standing on them during water activities like diving and snorkeling. One step can break delicate coral colonies that have taken years to grow. With just some simple education, this can stop immediately.


garbage

1.5 to 2.41 million metric tons of plastic ends up in the ocean each year—the equivalent of a rubbish or garbage truck loads worth every minute. We can do our part by not leaving garbage behind and picking up what we do see while we are there. Pack it in and pack it out. Join the movement; pick up at least three pieces of garbage while you are at the beach.