Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability

Here at Mikes we're all passionate divers and we want to do everything we can to protect the ocean. That's why we've taken (and will continue to take) steps to make our business practices more sustainable:

  • We're the first dive shop with power in both our shop and warehouse sourced from 100% renewable energy sources. As part of moving to green energy, we have conserved 20 acres of Amazon rainforest.
  • We have replaced all the lighting in our London shop with LEDs which has moved the site up 2 bands of energy efficiency.
  • We recycle our packaging: We don't want to waste a perfectly decent box so we re-use our suppliers. We're also the first dive shop not to use extra plastic packaging, only paper tape and cardboard bubble wrap.
  • We have a dedicated product category related to 'greener' dive products. You'll know when you purchase something that it's a little better for the environment.
  • We've donated equipment to the Ullapool snorkel club as we believe introducing kids to the underwater world is the best way to help them understand the importance of conserving it:
"We were lucky enough to raise some funds towards getting kid’s wetsuits and kit for training and supporting efforts to snorkel in the northwest Highlands of Scotland with local children around Ullapool. We were looking to maximise what kit we got for our money so approached a number of suppliers. Mike’s Dive Store not only agreed to a deal that saw us get kit at cost but also went further donating additional kit and equipment for free – not even charging for postage. As a result of their help we have gone on to put over 60 kids through BSAC Dolphin Snokeller training in conjunction with our local pool, but also used the kit to take over 100 children into the sea where we hope the experience of seeing our sea life up close will give them a better understanding of the importance of marine conservation and possibly inspire them to become tomorrow’s divers and marine biologists" Noel Hawkins, Scottish Wildlife trust

 

Did you also know that Mikes supports Sea Changers, a small charity dedicated to raising money for coastal conservation initiatives? We're the first dive shop to donate 1% of our profits to charity and so far we have raised over £16,000.