While these guidelines were specifically designed with the Namena Marine Reserve in mind, you can — and should — observe them wherever your adventures take you, to ensure our planet’s marine resources thrive for generations to come.
- All forms of fishing (line, spear and net) are prohibited in the marine protected area.
- Use mooring buoys where available. If you must anchor, only do so in areas with a sandy bottom.
- Do not collect marine life (plant or animal), either alive or dead. This includes seashells, seaweed, and live or dead coral.
- Do not discard anything in the water, including food or plant materials. Please properly dispose of all trash.
- Do not walk on the reef flats even at low tide when reefs are more exposed.
- Never chase, harass, or try to ride marine life. Do not touch, handle, or feed marine life.
- When diving, maintain good buoyancy control and practice good fining to avoid contact with the reef.
- Do not put your feet down when swimming or snorkeling. If you must stand up, look down first and pick a patch of sand or dead coral.
For additional information about the Namena Marine Reserve, visit www.namena.org.