Every day we are so happy to interact with the natural world that surrounds us on this island. It is sometimes a challenge to make sure we are contributing to a balanced relationship, and that we not only enjoy, but also care for and give back to our environment. It is natural that so many of us find it so healthy and liberating to swim in these beautiful waters, but it doesn’t come without a cost and consequences to the ecosystem, and it is always so much greater to come out of these experiences with a little more consciousness and knowledge. For example....(?) - DID YOU KNOW - (?) that the natural skin oil on our hands can promote fungi growth on corals if contact is made? This is one reason why it’s very important not to touch them. Corals are years and years old...and yet so easily damaged. This is just a single tiny example of a bit of knowledge that can help us be better and help our home. We become powerful when we show respect.
TOGETHER: OUR HELP FOR NATURE MATTERS
Showing respect in the integration with our natural world is so crucial...we eat from it, we breathe from it, we learn through it, we feel from it. It truly is in our best interest to provide the best care possible. To serve it!... not just take from it.
All the animals feel, corals feel, plants feel.... this is essential. Why would we want to cause them pain in any way? At Casa del Buceo we are not the wisest and sometimes a lack of financial resources can hinder our ability to have more advanced solutions, but we really do make efforts in the ways we can, in order to cause as little damage as possible to the wonderful world that surrounds us. Whenever we can, we go an extra little bit.
Come visit us and feel free to ask us anytime about our initiatives and the ways in which we contribute our grains of sand. But most importantly - tell us YOUR IDEAS! for more respectful, sustainable practices! If there is anything you can share or suggest to help us become more educated or efficient towards our surroundings, PLEASE! contact us! We, humans, are not helpless...we have all the power to help nature! There is ALWAYS something we can do. Right?? YOU can always help. TOGETHER, WE CAN ALWAYS HELP.
In the video below, Pablo touches on the importance of MUSA (the Underwater Sculpture Museum). You can also read more on this initiative [here]
September 1st 2016
Right before school started Casa del Buceo was very fortunate to be able to bring together local young minds & Ramón from Marine Life. Through a presentation of his own underwater photography, Ramón sparked children’s attention and touched on important conservation topics that awakened their curiosity and raised questions & awareness. They were able to discuss ways to take care of the ocean and its species. We believe that a fun talk like this can have great impact on children’s abilities to be more aware and conscious of their actions towards the environment. We hope they will always remember what they learned this day. Very special thanks to Ramón for such a kind contribution, to all the parents who took the time to bring their children & to Jose Enrique Torres May and Meritxel Torres for helping us organize this important event!
April 23rd 2016
Being next to the Lagoon and the Ocean gives Casa del Buceo the responsibility and opportunity to do things that help marine life and the environment. Today we celebrated Earth Day and responded to Action for Isla’s call for garbage pick-up, even though this is something we do whenever we can throughout the year. Today should not be the only day we help, or give back to earth, or become conscious... we should do these things every day in any way we can, even if it’s small. We chose the mangrove across from our marina and very quickly we gathered a lot of garbage (and there’s still much more). This mangrove can be accessed by car, foot or golf cart through an entrance located close to Dolphin Discovery. We wish people would realise how harmful it is to leave garbage behind and just how easy it is if everyone simply picks up their own. What most people don’t understand is that mangroves are so important, not only to maintain the balance but to actually keep the ecosystem ALIVE. If a mangrove is contaminated, we are destroying life. We want to send a very special thank you to Ann and her family: they came to snorkel today and decided to join forces with us by participating in the clean-up!!! Thank you!!!! And thank you to everyone who puts their garbage in its place.... please remember every time you do this you are helping turtles, fish, coral, sharks, whale sharks and all marine life around Cancún and Isla Mujeres.
Brandy / Facebook reviews
Over the past 7 years I have had the pleasure of snorkeling, swimming with whale sharks and taking my first dive here. This is the place to be treated professionally but also like family.
IdahoChick / TripAdvisor
The staff at Casa del Buceo provided an excellent, seamless experience, from booking the trip and paying our deposit online, to giving us directions to their shop, to a truly all-around wonderful afternoon of snorkeling. My husband is very short-sighted without his glasses, and we worried that he wouldn’t be able to see anything, so the owner of the shop lent him (at no extra cost) a mask with magnifying lenses, so that he would be able to see clearly.
Ze Lin X / Yelp
They have the perfect blend of being safety conscious while helping you to enjoy your dive or snorkel to the max.
Ian / Google Reviews
Showed up on a whim and had a great snorkeling trip with my wife and friends. The staff was very helpful with our friend who had a bit of panic and took him to a shallow area to calm him down. From there he was able to join us for the rest of the trip with a new found enjoyment. (It was their first time).
Andrewarmand / TripAdvisor
It was a lot better and more personal than the tour groups we saw with 20+ people in them. These men are very honorable and trustworthy as well. I left my GoPro at their facilities, and they were calling and leaving messages for me to pick it up. Super awesome crew.