CREMA is a Costa Rican non-profit NGO founded in 2012. It’s a marine conservation and research organization working to protect ocean resources and promote sustainable fisheries policies in Costa Rica and Central America.
Costa Rica has an image as a conservationist country. Indeed there are many positive laws and regulations on paper in Costa Rica.
However, marine conservation is very far behind land conservation here, and furthermore, many of the positive laws and regulations that do exist go unenforced.
As a result, CREMA directs their efforts in the following categories:
Directly in the field conservation projects
Public awareness and education
International marine biodiversity conservation policy.
Iguana Divers is part of the CREMA association and helps them on the Hawksbill turtle program, offering our boat and team members to take the CREMA crew to their different monitoring sites (some of them located in our dive sites), and helping with different logistics they might need from our base in Santa Teresa.