Not only does the environment benefit from these efforts, but the local villages and resorts also benefit from adopting this program. The villages are taught a valuable skill that brings life back to the reefs and provides a sustainable income for the locals. The resorts benefit by having trained divers, certified in the ADE restoration process, to restore and maintain the reefs around their resorts, ultimately creating more tourism. The tourists love to play a role in the restoration of the reefs and often come back year after year to see the progress.
ADE has been at work through smaller capacities for the last 19 years. Without question, the techniques employed and developed by Walt Smith’s coral farming process have become instrumental in reef restoration on a global scale.
The following video shows ADE’s success in reef rebuilding and the reason we are encouraged to continue this amazing and rewarding work in saving our coral reefs.