In our attempts at keeping our clients comfortable and hydrated during our excursions, we provide cool bottled water. But recently we have become aware of the staggering waste that we were creating here at Scuba Du with our usage of disposable water bottles. We threw away more than 18,000 water bottles this past year and we are only one dive store out of more than 65 here in Cozumel!
It takes plastic water bottles 450 years to decompose and, even though there are attempts at recycling this waste, they are still finding their way into our environment. This is the environment that we work and play in so we have made a decision to address this and make a change in our business practice to demonstrate a commitment to a healthy environment and reduce our use of disposable plastic products.
Because of this effort, we will no longer be providing disposable water bottles on board our boats, but will provide our guests with a souvenir refillable water bottle upon their arrival that they can fill and refill on the boat during their stay with us and take home their Scuba Du water bottle to continue the effort to reduce waste.
We believe that this is a positive step forward to be responsible for and preserve our beautiful sea and the life that it contains. Thank you for your support!!