Grand Cayman snorkel trip
How Grand Cayman snorkel trip makes a difference
Each mangrove tour consists of an educational narrative on the importance of the ecosystem, including why the surrounding marine environments need a healthy mangrove system to survive. We are committed to the conservation of the marine fauna and flora through educational efforts. We believe that the tendency for a lack of stewardship over the environment may be avoided by creating positive, direct experiences in nature.
If successful, such educational experiences may have a significant effect on the future of a nation’s natural resources. Our initiatives with Cayman Sea Sense have helped customers make informed and environmentally positive seafood choices. When discussing the mangroves as a ‘fish nursery’, we will further discuss the importance of the local grouper population and the current threat of the invasive lionfish population.
Our connections with the schools have produced multiple letters to government on behalf of student regarding the protection of the coral reef and mangroves. Sea Elements also conducts seasonal camps that focus on the interconnection of healthy mangrove and reef communities. Many of these students have gone on to learn how to SCUBA dive and become more involved in marine biology academics.
We discuss the threats of plastics to the mangrove community and engage in cleanup efforts mainly from our kayaks where we can get close the roots without harming them. We encourage coastal and reef cleanups all year and we are involved with many Earth Day efforts as well. We do not use plastic water bottles on the boats and instead use reusable cups for our traditional lemonade and water supplied on the tours. We use and encourage local recycling efforts and try to promote an awareness of the need for more of these endeavours.
We support and promote the local National Trust through fundraising efforts and membership drives to preserve the Central Mangrove Wetland of Grand Cayman. We conduct mangrove boat tours for all the primary schools on Grand Cayman and often visit the classrooms for a more in-depth program. We conduct a series of camps designed to allow kids to appreciate and experience the interconnectedness of Cayman’s marine environments. Activities include snorkeling on the reef, exploring seagrass meadows and discovering the incredible life within the mangroves. We believe that interactive environmental education allows students to develop an increased concern for the environment through contact with natural environments. Active participation and contact within these ecosystems may prove to be a catalyst for shaping responsible environmental behaviour and attitudes.
Sea Elements is an integral part of the volunteer and management of the local sustainable seafood program, Cayman Sea Sense, conducted through the National Trust. This project is and educational based program dedicated to assist local chefs and restaurant owners reduce the number or non-sustainable seafood items on their menus. We attempt to promote all restaurants that support this great program and create a local Seafood Watch Card under the supervision of the Cayman Islands Department of the Environment.
The staff at Sea Elements have been in the watersports industry in the Cayman Islands for about twenty years and we are proud to know the best operators to promote and support on Grand Cayman. We also encourage our guests to visit local cultural attractions such as the Mission House in Bodden Town and the National Museum.
Grand Cayman snorkel trip