Permanent Mooring Buoys

Goa is well-known for its exciting watersports activities; however, these boats drop anchor indiscriminately almost every day causing massive destruction to corals and other habitats especially around Grande, Pequeno and St. George Islands.

With permission from Goa Forest Department and with funding from The Habitats Trust, we are placing permanent mooring buoys up at various locations in Goa.

We have engaged other dive centers in the design and deployment of the buoys at high impact areas around the islands and have educated them in the use of the buoys. This has had a direct impact in the reduction of deployment of anchors in high risk areas and has led to minimization of anchor damage to coral and marine species.

Mooring Buoy
Attaching weights
Securing weights to buoy
Mooring Buoy at Grande Island, Goa

The 3 mooring buoys that had been installed have been removed and shall be put back in place after the monsoons in October. 2 more buoys will be installed in October, 2020 to complete this project.