In 2014 the Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) was approached by Dr Mike Bossley, a renowned marine biologist and environmental advocate about adopting EMR as a successful community engagement tool in SA. In 2014, EMR's founder Samara Nicholas travelled to Adelaide to present the programme. SA's marine reserves are called marine sanctuaries, with permission we agreed to provide the resources and safety management systems to base the programme on that the EMR programme in SA would be called 'Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries'
‘Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries’ (EMS) was formed in June 2015 with Dr Mike Bossley, as its President and Carl Charter as the lead coordinator, programme delivery commenced in 2016.
EMS has developed a number of experiential programmes to enable people to experience both unprotected marine environments and marine park sanctuary zones. The community snorkelling programme involves hundreds of families participating in guided snorkelling tours and learning about the marine environment.
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