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Ceningan Divers is an eco-re­sort known for its pol­icy of hav­ing zero plas­tic prod­ucts on site.

They have suc­cess­fully boy­cotted the use of sin­gle-use plas­tic prod­ucts such as travel-sized toi­letries, wa­ter bot­tles, and straws. The re­sort has com­mit­ted to sig­nif­i­cant mea­sures to cut down its wa­ter use, such as in­stalling low-flow shower heads, dual flush toi­lets, and us­ing well wa­ter when pos­si­ble. The staff at Ceningan Divers are trained in con­ser­va­tion, re­cy­cling, and com­post­ing. Other eco-friendly mea­sures in­clude added grey wa­ter sys­tems, re­cy­cling bins, a com­post­ing area, and the use of non-chem­i­cal prod­ucts.

In 2017, the re­sort co-founded Ceningan Eco Trust, their com­mu­nity out­reach arm for lo­cal ini­tia­tives and pro­grammes. Through con­sul­ta­tions and en­gage­ment with the com­mu­nity, Ceningan Divers suc­cess­fully cre­ated a re­cy­cling pro­gramme on the is­land. Thanks to this, the re­sort’s em­ploy­ees, their fam­i­lies and the vil­lage have ac­cess to un­wanted sec­ond-hand fur­ni­ture and re­us­able ma­te­ri­als from the re­sort.

The re­sort also works with the Lem­bon­gan Ma­rine As­so­ci­a­tion and the Nusa Penida Ma­rine Pro­tected Area to take part in beach cleanups, ma­rine de­bris dives and other lo­cal pro­grammes and ini­tia­tives.

All dive guests are en­cour­aged to go over lo­cal reg­u­la­tions, and are made aware of the en­vi­ron­men­tal prac­tices in the re­sort, in its dive op­er­a­tions, as well as in the Nusa Penida Ma­rine Pro­tected Area where it op­er­ates.

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