About us


We are Pam and Sam, a couple of coral enthusiasts, ocean lovers and underwater adventurers.

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sam split screen underwater

 

We fell in love with the underwater life after getting our free diving and scuba diving certifications!

Fast enough, we saw how humans have a much bigger impact in coral reefs that we either know or want to accept...

MAYAN RIVIERA: MEXICO'S PIECE OF PARADISE

We live in Quintana Roo, known also as Mayan Riviera, includes some very popular and massively touristic locations such as Cancun, Tulum, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel; and especially because we live in such a touristic paradise, we are able to see the consequences of human impact on our coast, oceans, mangroves and Cenotes.

This massive tourism generates a lot of waste, and if you add the plastic that arrives from the different currents in the sea, we often find our coasts filled with plastic, so we love helping different beach cleanup's teams around the area.

beach cleanup beach cleanup playa del carmen

"We've seen everything underwater all of the magic and beauty and a much darker side, we started to document it all " 

  • Plastic... A LOT of plastic...
  • Broken corals at the bottom of the sea, bleached corals...
  • Boat operators with no interest in caring for marine life...
  • People kicking or stepping in corals on shallow water...
  • People taking photographs not being aware of their surroundings, harming corals and marine life, most of the times without even knowing it...

Plastic pollution, overfishing, global warming, ocean acidification and ignorance on how to co-exist with nature, are some of the threats coral reefs face. 

"Ignorance is very dangerous, and it’s killing our reefs " 

DEAD CORAL REEF

We decided it was time for us to do something about it.

This project starts as a way to support coral restoration efforts around the area with funds, material and helping restore corals. Fast forward 2021, we are very close to achieve our dream of having a restoration area in Mayan Riviera, where everyone can come, learn and help coral reefs.

Everyone can help in this journey to protect coral reefs, join us today!

PLATAFORMAS COZUMEL CORAL REEF RESTORATION PROGRAM humans4reefs

Images: Cozumel Coral Reef Restoration Program