Subway Watersports, the on-site dive operation at Turquoise Bay Dive Resort on Roatan, Honduras, recently donated a 27-ft boat to the Roatan Marine Park to assist in that organization’s efforts to protect the vital Roatan marine environment. The boat, named the Isabelle Sirenna, was immediately put to use by Marine Park Officials who now regularly patrol the Northeastern sector of the island near where Turquoise Bay is located.
The donation is a tangible example of the commitment that Subway Watersports has made to protecting and preserving the marine environment.
“There are a lot of operations that talk about supporting the marine park, but to my knowledge not many dive centers or resorts here on the island have actually donated one of their boats to help with the effort,” points out Subway General Manager Daren Ebanks. “We all understand the need to take an active part in working with the Marine Park. I’m thankful that we are in a position where we can help in such a useful way.”
The boat is used by Marine Park officials on patrol for illegal fishing or destructive activities that may damage the local reefs. According a Marine Park official, the boat also allows the Marine Park to help educate local residents about reef awareness.
The work by Subway Watersports with the Roatan Marine Park is just part of the dive operation’s on-going “GoProGreen” initiative. This ongoing program for divemasters, interns and future dive professionals provides a wide range of educational opportunities specifically targeting the environment and marine awareness.
Visit the Subway Watersports website for more details on this PADI 5-Star IDC Facility
Visit the Turquoise Bay website for more details about this widely recognized resort
Visit the Roatan Marine Park website for additional information about this organization