“The sea once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever”
- Jacques Cousteau
As a dive resort, our commitment to the health of the ocean is paramount in everything we do. From our weekly beach and dive site clean ups to our continuing no single use plastic campaign, we strive to be the best environmentally aware dive resort that we can.
As a result of our continued environmental efforts, Liquid received the PADI Green Star Award and is the first Green Fins resort in Dauin. Liquid also has a close affiliation with I-Sea Horse and Project AWARE.
Our environmental initiatives include:
- Weekly beach and dive site clean ups
- No plastic straws
- No plastic bottles
- Complimentary drinking water and sale of reusable eco-friendly water containers
- No single use plastic including garbage bags, shopping bags and containers
- Refillable complimentary shampoo & shower gel in all bathrooms
- The resort is constructed primarily from Bamboo from a locally sourced and sustainable supplier
- Linen and laundry policy designed to limit excess water wastage
- LED light bulbs throughout the entire resort
- Complimentary Project AWARE programs included for all our dive professional courses
- Dive against debris bags utilized by all staff members and available for purchase
- Sale items include – reef friendly sun screen, locally naturally made mosquito repellent, bamboo & metal reusable straws
- Retail items include locally sourced upcycled jewelry and handicrafts
The reason for our continued dedication to environmental responsibilities is to give back and preserve the thing that has given so much to us – our Ocean.
“I can only think of one experience which might exceed in interest a few hours spent under water, and that would be a journey to Mars.”
- William Beebe
A few facts that most of us learnt in school and most of us have since forgotten!
- Oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface and contain 97% of its water
- Humans have explored only 10% of the world’s oceans
- Without water our planet would be just another lifeless rock floating in space
- It is estimated that over 90% of the World’s biodiversity lives in the oceans most of which lives in the deep blue aka the Abyss
- There are 5 oceans separating the World’s major landmasses, and numerous marginal seas, gulfs and connecting straits (Can you name them all?)
- The Pacific is the largest ocean occupying 1/3 of the earth’s surface – which is bigger than all land masses combined!
- The Philippine trench is the 3rd deepest trench in the world reaching 10540mts. The 5 deepest areas of the ocean can all be found in the Pacific including the Challenger Deep, the deepest point on the planet, reaching 11034mts in the Marinas Trench just east of the Philippines
- The continents are surrounded by shallow shelves, which extend a variable distance from the shore before descending into the deep ocean basins.
- These basins contain the flattest parts of the Earth’s surface, called the Abyssal plains. However the basins also contain the greatest extremes of elevation, from deep ocean trenches to the World’s tallest volcanoes
- The largest mountain range is located in the ocean and is called the Mid Ocean Ridges
- Hawaii Mauna Kea is 1353mts taller than Mt. Everest and is mostly submerged
- 90% of all volcanic activity occurs in the ocean
- The ocean contains nearly 20million tons of gold
- The ocean provides necessary minerals and medicines including corals that can be used to repair and even replace human bone
- More people are killed each year by elephants and bees than by sharks, yet we kill over 100 million sharks a year primarily for shark fin soup
- Many fish can change sex!
- The fastest fish is the ocean is the blue fin tuna
- The largest animal ever is the blue whale, whose heart is the size of a Volkswagen beetle
- Over 60% of the world’s population lives within 60miles of the coast and 75% of our mega cites are directly on the coast
- Fish supply the highest % of protein consumed by humans, yet we are fishing the ocean at levels above their maximum sustainable yield
- Coral reefs comprise less than 0.5% of the ocean floor yet 90% of marine species are dependent on them, in the next 30 years 60% of these reefs are in danger of being lost forever