Ocean Caraibes has been
involved in many unique coral reef development projects
including the following created for a large hotel in the
eastern Caribbean region.
Trail Development Project
Proposed Trail Path
Starting from the west side of hotel, snorkelers will swim
from the current reef area to the cay area and then on to
the creek. From the creek, they will continue into the
lagoon located near the golf course and then along the shore
back to the beginning point. Water depth will average
between 1 - 1.8 meters (3-5 feet). At times, a slight
current will provide opportunity for “drifting” along the
trial. Directional plaques, will be clearly positioned
along the path to guide swimmers.
will enjoy observing a variety of undersea venues including
coral gardens and varieties of tropical fish and other
marine life. As well, swimmers will have the opportunity to
explore red mangroves, their root systems and the marine
life that inhabits this unique environment. Identification
plaques will be tactfully positioned, underwater, near each
Reef Development process
Besides the construction of
artificial reefs (See
BIOROCK) live corals will also be transplanted in
the nature area.
Permissions Needed Before Construction Begins
Seek permission from government to transplant live
corals from the area from the bay area
Seek permission from government to transplant sea grass.
Seek permission from government to move boulder reef
corals to the nature trail.
Seek permission from government to move live soft coral
from the foreshore and bay areas to the nature trail.
Other Related Developments
To protect the area from
possible storm surge and swell waves it may be necessary to
build a small seawall near the top end of the coral path.