Misión Gaia promotes diving in rich coastal areas while promoting conservation of its biodiversity, because coral reefs need to be known and protected. The Caribbean sea offers amazing diving spots and incredible and unique diving experiences surrounding small islands and in the Tayrona National Park.
Coral reefs are the richest ecosystems in the world and like tropical rainforests are going degradation globally. The Caribbean Sea is one of the most impacted areas of coral loss. Among the Reasons for climate change degradation, but direct human impact it is very clear with overfishing, pollution, coastal construction and habitat loss. During the last decade, scientists began to investigate the feasibility of restoring these ecosystems and its result is an approved protocol for coral reef restoration.
The concept of “coral garden” was first Described by Professor Baruch Rinkevitch (2005), the coral restoration phases similar to the steps for reforestation. The coral garden concept to create a hatchery “Vivero” largest coral AIMS in the best possible environmental conditions in situ (changing Between different species) to crops and the to massive transplants. It helps to transform the naturally better resistance to degradation, regarding coral ecosystems. While there are several methodologies and successes related to research in the field of marine ecological restoration, there is a worldwide established protocol. For this reason, we are seeking to support this efforts by involving visitors and divers in programs that support ecological coral reef restoration in collaboration with responsible diving schools.