Ocean Conservation

Conservation Diving on Koh Phi Phi


Get more from your dives here on Koh Phi Phi and help us to conserve the natural beauty of National Marine Park and assisting in it being there for many years to come.


No one is without power. Everybody has the capacity to do something.” “Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume.

Silvia Earle
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Coral Propagation

Blue View Divers has teamed up with Ocean Quest Global in order to help regenerate Coral. We assist in the Marine parks efforts to regrow the coral in Maya Bay. We also run Coral Conservation Course in our dive centre.

Recreating the Oceans Life Cycle

Since 2019, Blue Divers is now a proud Ocean Quest Global Conservation Centre. We are thrilled to be able to give back to our precious ocean planet by training our divers and snorkelers in Coral Propagation and encouraging marine conservation with Eco-Upgraded Fun Dives!

Learn to give back

There are 3 options for those eco-warriors wanting to learn how to propagate coral with us here in the Koh Phi Phi National Marine Park. Have a read below about which option best suits you dependent on your diving certification level and time spent here on Koh Phi Phi.

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Coral Propagation Course

Price – 8,500 THB

Duration – 3 Days

PRE REQUISITES – 12 years old, Advanced DIVER, 15 Dives logged and dived within 6 months.

Includes – Instructor and cert fees, propagation tools, Guide to Coral Propagation Book (PDF) and student kit.

The intent of the Coral Propagation Course is to give a thorough and full training course into coral propagation. After completion of this course, students are able to apply to take part in any of Ocean Quest Global’s ongoing coral rehabilitation projects worldwide. The Ocean Quest Coral Propagation Course is a comprehensive module that is aimed at developing deeper understanding of the coral rehabilitation techniques. Higher level of knowledge on coral handling and broodstock extraction is taught in this course. Site preparation, equipment and monitoring methods are also included in the course.

Things You Will Learn:

There are seven important chapters in the Coral Rehabilitation Handbook which are then followed by practical training in the ocean whilst scuba diving.

1. Introduction to Coral Propagation – subject includes the benefits of coral rehabilitation to the society and Environment.

2. Corals – subject includes types and forms of corals, their importance in the marine environment, coral reproduction and more.

3. Equipment for Coral Propagation – a comprehensive subject covering all aspect of the equipment and instruments for coral rehabilitation.

4. Coral Broodstock Extraction and Handling – this subject covers proper procedures of extraction and handling corals. This is crucial step to ensure minimal impact and stress on the organism during the rehabilitation process.

5. Substrate – a subject that covers all types of substrates used in coral restoration, their advantages and disadvantages. It includes an overview of all man-made materials and natural substrates.

6. Coral Propagation Methods and Techniques – this subject covers the coral rehabilitation techniques invented by Ocean Quest.

7. Practical Execution – Put your workshop and theory into practice by going to collect substrate and coral fragments, then place these into our training nursery! Do this over upto 4 dives in 2 days.

What’s Included
  • Theory session on Coral Propagation and Conservation.
  • Ocean Quest Coral Propagation Certification.
  • Instructor Fee, Certification Fees, Tools and Lunch.
  • Coral Nursey Building
  • Multiple Dives on coral nursery
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Coral Propagation Workshop

Price – 3,900 THB

Duration – 1 Day

This short coral gardening workshop is the most popular program for beginner coral enthusiasts. It is an introductory level training program that teaches the participants basic techniques of Coral Propagation. It is intended to educate the public in coral propagation for the purpose of broad scaled coral rehabilitation. Scientific information and findings are transferred into a simplified education system suitable for coastal communities and tropical islands. By increasing the population of people knowledgeable about coral rehabilitation it is possible to make restoration work on larger scale and more systematic way. This program is suitable for those short on time or those without a diving qualification as does not include any in water activity.

Things You Will Learn:

There are six important chapters in the Coral Rehabilitation Handbook:

1. Introduction to Coral Propagation – subject includes the benefits of coral rehabilitation to the society and Environment.

2. Corals – subject includes types and forms of corals, their importance in the marine environment, coral reproduction and more.

3. Equipment for Coral Propagation – a comprehensive subject covering all aspect of the equipment and instruments for coral rehabilitation.

4. Coral Broodstock Extraction and Handling – this subject covers proper procedures of extraction and handling corals. This is crucial step to ensure minimal impact and stress on the organism during the rehabilitation process.

5. Substrate – a subject that covers all types of substrates used in coral restoration, their advantages and disadvantages. It includes an overview of all man-made materials and natural substrates.

6. Coral Propagation Methods and Techniques – this subject covers the coral rehabilitation techniques invented by Ocean Quest.

What’s Included
  • Theory session on Coral Propagation and Conservation.
  • Ocean Quest Certification.
  • Instructor Fee, Certification Fees, Tools and Lunch.
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Conservation Fun Dive

Price – 3,100 THB

Duration – 2 Dives

Prerequisites – Advanced/Experienced Diver

When visiting Koh Lipe on holiday, it’s understandable that you may want to spend less time in a classroom and more time in the water. We offer our guests the choice to upgrade their Fun Dives to an Eco-Warrior Dive and do their bit to help save our precious ocean planet!

Over the years, so many of our guests have asked us how they can do more to help protect our beautiful coral reefs around Koh Lipe.  As a Sea Shepherd Dive Partner Center, all our experienced dive team are now qualified to take our divers on eco-focused fun dives, where we not only get to observe the fantastic marine life of the Tarutao National Park, but also focus our dives mission on coral fragment collection and plugging (help save broken coral from dying off) and underwater trash collection inclusive of ghost net removal.  When weather conditions permit, we can also take you to visit our coral nurseries to witness for yourselves the progress we have made since its start in 2019!

Things you will learn
  • About Conservation on Ko Lipe and problem that we face
  • How to safely remove nets and trash from reefs.
  • Reef monitoring.
  • Broken Coral Handling.
What’s Included
  • Eco Briefing on Conservation and diving techniques.
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