Over the last few years we have spent literally thousands of hours underwater on the reefs around Tokoriki Island, building an intimate knowledge of them and their inhabitants. and we care passionately about the welfare of the marine environment in the Mamanucas.
In previous years it was commonplace for dive and snorkel boats to drop anchor on the reefs; we have established a series of moorings around Tokoriki Island for the use of snorkel boats and kayakers, and we have put moorings on many of our more distant dive sites. At all other sites, the dive boat drifts.
Fishfeeding was also widespread, but is no longer offered on any of our dives or snorkels, due to the negative side effects on fish and reef.
In partnership with Coral Cay Conservation UK (CCC) and the Mamanuca Environment Society (MES), we have ensured that all our staff have undergone training in conservation best practices, and several of them are certified to carry out the internationally recognised Reef Check reef monitoring dives.
We were founder members of MES, a local NGO formed to promote conservation in the Mamanuca area.
Tokoriki Island Resort has hosted CCC (a British charity which carries out marine scientific surveys) for some time, and we have aided them through out their Fijian projects, with the lending of boats, equipment and other logistical support.
In addition to the unique PADI Project AWARE funded Giant Clams project and other specialties linked below, we participate in Project AWARE Dive into Earth clean ups on a yearly basis. Furthermore, Dive Tropex Tokoriki is the latest PADI dive centre to be awarded with Project AWARE Go Eco Operator status in 2007.
In recognition of our environmental efforts, the Project AWARE Environmental Award for 2007, 2008 and 2009 has been awarded to Dive Tropex Tokoriki.