The Marine Wildlife Code
- Check local weather/marine conditions before entering the Marine Park or Reserve.
- Be aware that some marine life is dangerous - do not touch anything under water.
- Do not damage or remove the coral; it is a living organism, which takes many years to form and also plays host to many rare and endangered species.
- Do not stand on the coral or destroy it with your diving/snorkelling fins.
- Do not remove any shells, starfish or any other sea flora or marine life, especially those deriving from turtles and whales.
- Never dispose of litter on the beach or in the sea (plastic refuse, when ingested, causes the deaths of hundreds of the Park's turtles annually).
- Avoid restaurants that serve undersized crabs and lobsters as this contributes to their rapid demise.
- Support traditional coastal livelihoods and never give money to children on the beach or in the villages - this can encourage them to stay away from school.
- Respect the cultural heritage of Tanzania - never take pictures of the local people or their habitat without asking their permission, respect the cultural traditions of Tanzania and always dress with decorum.