All our dives are by boat and within the Parc Natural del Montgrí i les Illes Medes. We limit the number of divers per trip to be able to dive quietly and with comfort, both on the boat and underwater. And in addition, we do two or three small groups, accompanied by one of us, to dive between fish... and not between divers!

And all this with the idea of offering you a RESPECTFUL diving, about the environment and about divers themselves.

RESPECT:  from Latin respectus "regard," literally "act of looking back at one," past participle of respicere "look back at, regard, consider," from re- "back" + specere "look at"

To feel or show deferential regard for; esteem for something or someone because of merit, rank, knowledge, age, importance, etc.

RESPECTFUL, LOW IMPACT DIVING

Ever since the beginning of our venture at the diving centre in L’Estartit and Medes Islands, we have strived to apply respect to our diving. Respectful diving should arise from love for the sea bed and should lead to a struggle to minimize our impact.
We at Aquatica try to promote this esteem among divers who come enjoy with us the sea beds at the Natural Park Montgrí and Medes Islands. Also, in our diving courses we train sensitive divers, divers with a good command of floatability, which will prevent involuntary body contact with the sea bed, divers who are aware of the value and fragility of the environment and the species that are part of it.

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Here are some hints for an even more low impact diving:

1- Mastering floatability allows us to swim in a perfectly horizontal line, never dragging our fins across the sea bed.
2- Equipment well attached to our body, no items hanging. Otherwise, spotlights, cameras, manometers and so on can inadvertently brush against the bottom.
3- Fins always raised from the bottom and far from the walls. If I want to observe a tiny species, it might be better to rest one fingertip on a non-fragile point on the bottom in order to maintain my position.
4- Marine biology training: the better I know the sea bed and its inhabitants, the more aware I’ll be of how important it is to preserve it and the more interesting my dives will be, including the ones where visibility is not so great.
5- Let’s not leave anything but bubbles behind: no waste and no feeding the fish. Be aware that even bubbles, which look so harmless, have an impact on species living on the cave ceilings and the extraploms (???) we visit.

Every now and then… respicere… take a look behind to see you are not leaving any traces!
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