Monday, July 22, 2024

SCUBAPRO and Mote Marine Laboratory Announce Coral Restoration Partnership


SCUBAPRO and Mote Marine Laboratory announced a partnership to create a coral restoration community.

The project aims to combine SCUBAPRO’s global reach through its global network of conservation-conscious dealers with the science-based approach of Mote Marine Laboratory to coral conservation. That way, coral conservation events for divers can be organized on a global scale to protect the environment they love so much.

The events will be one-day programs where participants can learn about reef ecology and the various cutting-edge techniques used by the Mote Marine Laboratory in their coral restoration efforts.

Commenting on the initiative, Helen Johnson-Leipold, the chairwoman and chief executive officer of Johnson Outdoors, SCUBAPRO’s parent company, stated:

“At Johnson Outdoors, we consider it our responsibility to leave the world a better place and to accelerate our environmental efforts. We’re excited to partner with Mote Marine Laboratory to offer divers the opportunity to dive with us and help restore coral reefs.”

While Dr. Michael Crosby, the president & CEO of Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, added:

“Coral reefs are the building block of the ocean ecosystem, accounting for 25 percent of marine life worldwide. We’re excited to partner with Johnson Outdoors and SCUBAPRO on this program that will bring scale to a program rooted in ground-breaking science.”

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for