We are not the only ones who are working to improve the environmental conditions and awareness on Koh Tao, many of the dive shops organise their own land and dive site clean ups and have recycling and waste reduction policies, all are doing the part to protect the environment.
Every year the island hosts a two day Koh Tao Festival that includes highlighting the environmental issues on the island and the progress and programmes they are making to improve the conditions, as well as enjoying a good party. For instance they have urged restaurants and bars not to use polystyrene containers for take away foods but use bio degradable containers instead and asked the supply boats not to transport them to island. This is just one of many examples that people and organisations do on the island to make it a better place.
The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources is looking to introduce measures to reduce the impact of dive tourism on the marine environment and are discussing options with the local government, local dive centres and business owners to bring local solutions to Koh Tao.