Our Projects

Ghost Net Removal

Ghost nets are whole or parts of fishing nets left or lost by fishermen that drift in from the open ocean, tangling in the reef. If they’re not removed, these nets can trap huge amounts of marine life and suffocate coral, resulting in declining reef health.

Water Quality Analysis

Just like how air pollution can impact human health, the quality of the water itself can lead to huge implications for marine life. Through our partnership with the nonprofit organization Innoceana we are a proud participant in the Water Quality Elements program, which samples and tracks changes to the water quality around the Gulf of Thailand.

Coral Health

Coral bleaching occurs when the water temperature rises to a point that is unmanageable for the coral animal – much like a fever in the human body. Corals lose their ability to photosynthesize and essentially begin to starve.

Debris Free Friday

80% of ocean pollution begins on land, and once in the water, it becomes very difficult to remove and deteriorates the health of the underwater world.

Each Friday, RAID International sponsors our weekly beach clean right out front the dive shop along beautiful Sairee Beach. Everyone is welcome to join the clean, ending in a free beer for the first 25 participants courtesy of RAID.

Environmental Monitoring

Monitoring efforts are the foundation of any conservation program, as consistent data collection creates a picture of the changing conditions in the local ecosystem. These trends help guide conservation efforts where they’re most needed, inform new strategies and tools for restoration and preservation, and can influence policy regarding our impacts on the marine environment.
Environmental Monitoring

Our ecoTrust team studies the indicator speices of Koh Tao and monitors biodiversity and abundance to track environmental changes over time. 

Ghost Net Removal

Our team surveys dive sites around Koh Tao and removes these ghost nets, recording data to monitor sites most threatened by ghost nets and track their prevalence in the region.

Artificial Reefs
Coming soon
Water Quality Analysis

Weekly, we measure metrics like temperature, salinity, pH, turbidity, nutrients, and dissolved oxygen. This data enables us to track changes over time and guide conservation. 

Debris Free Friday

Come join our team each Friday at 16:00 at Victor’s Bar – down on the beach from Roctopus HQ – for a sunset beach clean and free beer courtesy of RAID International. 

Coral Nurseries
Coming soon
Coral Bleaching Surveys

We support the Citizen Science program operated out of The University of Queensland called CoralWatch. Using a colour-based coral health chart, divers and snorkelers can evaluate the health of corals across our reefs, adding the information to a global database that maps the extent of coral bleaching and gives scientists incredibly valuable information about recovery trends, disease patterns, and an accurate depiction of areas most threatened by coral bleaching.

Fouling Species Management
Coming soon