OUR OCEANS AND OUR PLANET
The Art of Diving and Conservation
At Aquanauts, we have two core values that drive why we are here. They are conservation and community. For our community to thrive we must conserve the resources we have on our island.
Grenada is fortunate to have 6 ecosystems on one island. This enables an incredible range of agriculture and natural beauty above the ocean. We are dedicated to conserving the same bounty and beauty below the surface.
Every month we promote reef cleanup and lionfish culling events on the island. These events target specific areas in need of support and try to assist organizations on island that are doing work that promotes conservation. An example is the Grenada Coral Reef Foundation's work with biorocks to develop coral reef farms.
Our Lionfish hunts are exceptionally popular. Lionfish are an invasive species in the Caribbean and for the health of the ecosystem, they need to be eradicated. To hunt Lionfish with us you do need to have taken a Lionfish handling, hunting, or eradication course which teaches you the fundamentals of spear handling, managing a zoo keeper, and how to clean and filet your Lionfish. We offer the course and will typically offer it on days when we organize hunts. Every month or two at the West Indies Brewery we work together to educate everyone in attendance while serving Lionfish and Chips or Lionfish tacos. Plus wonderful craft beer. The proceeds go to our Aqua Rangers fund which helps Grenadian youth learn essential life-saving skills and develop a skill set that is essential when working in the Blue Economy.
At our True Blue Boutique Resort location we are developing a mangrove forest. Here we are growing mangroves to protect the shoreline.
If you would like to engage with us, we love to teach our SSI Blue Ocean and environmentalist courses. We have an environmentalist package and individual courses as well.