Award Winning Filmmaker, Photographer, Writer and dive operator, Luke Inman Talks About the Importance of Isla Espiritu Santo to the City of La Paz, Mexico.
Luke Inman is the owner of the responsible diving operation, Cortez Expeditions, based in La Paz, Mexico. Luke and his team regularly take out guests to dive on the various dive sites around the Espiritu Santo Archipelago.
The lucrative ecotourism and scuba diving industries play an important role in the health of the economy of La Paz city and rely heavily on a healthy ecosystem. However, the future of this marine treasure is under attack from illegal and destructive fishing practices.
Watch the video by Espíritu Santo es parte de ti to hear Luke’s views about the importance of Isla Espiritu Santo, problems facing the island and what needs to be done to protect it.[English audio with Spanish subs]
“Espiritu Santo is part of me.”
How you can help
There are several ways that you can help us to secure a healthy future for the Espiritu Santo Archipelago.
Think about what you consume from the ocean
In particular, consider avoiding species of fishes that directly maintain the health of the reefs by grazing on algae while keeping it in natural balance with the ecosystem. These include parrotfish and surgeon fish.
Report any illegal or suspicious activities
Ecotourism captains and guides and general boaters are a great tool in the fight against illegal fishing practices. If you encounter any activities that you believe to be illegal or suspicious, try to obtain photographic and/or video evidence of the acts. Attempt to capture recognizible landmarks in the frame so there is no doubt as to where the activities were observed and also record the GPS coordinates. You can send the information to RED Observatorio Ciudadano or to us here at Sea Watch and we will ensure it goes through the proper channels.
Donate to our cause
By donating to Sea Watch, you can directly contribute to the great awareness work of Espiritu Santo es Parte de Ti or the highly effective vigilance efforts of RED Observatorio Ciudadano. You can donate by credit/debit card, Paypal or by sending a cheque to our registered mailing address. Visit our donate page for more details by clicking the donate button.