Cozumel, Mexico, March 04, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- National Geographic, one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world, has recognized Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa for its geotourism practices including the extraction of more than 200 pounds of marine debris from the world’s second largest reef system.
The island’s only Leading Hotel and Virtuoso resort and its on-site dive shop, Scuba Du (a PADI “Gold Palm” & “5 Star Dive Center”), participated in Project Aware Foundation’s International Clean Up Day where staffers removed more than 200 pounds of marine debris from the reefs near the Resort.
Moreover, the resort has partnered with the Cozumel Marine National Park to create activities, events, training and educational workshops for its staff.
Most recently, resort and dive staff completed an educational seminar led by Marine Park scientists on efforts to control the growing lionfish population, which are threatening the Caribbean coral reefs.
Additionally, all Scuba Du staffers are licensed by the Marine Park to provide pre-dive instruction to ensure visits to Cozumel’s reef system cause little or no impact.
In partnership with National Geographic's Center for Sustainable Destinations, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts properties around the world regularly take part in activities that ensure their location remains an appealing place to visit for future generations.
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