Longitude 181 is an association founded in 2002 by François Sarano and Vincent Ohl. His expertise in the field of underwater exploitation led his founders to launch in 2002 the INTERNATIONAL CHARTER OF RESPONSIBLE DIVERTER. This charter, in 24 languages, has been adopted by FFESSM, CMAS Suisse, CMAS Quebec, many national diving federations (Luxembourg, Malaisie, Algérie, Tunisie, ...) and several associations of diving instructors : CEDIP, ANMP, SSI-France, FSGT, SNMP and l’UCPA…
Longitude 181 aims to discover nature in its depth for its riches and wonders.
Friend of the Sea is an international certification program which aims to preserve the seas and oceans. Friend of the Sea certifies products and services which respects and protects the marine environment. The Sustainable Dolphin and Whale Watching project aims to reduce as much as possible the human impact on cetacean coming from wrong tourist activities. Friend of the Sea also promotes conservation projects for protection of the oceans.
The Swiss Cetacean Society is a partner of the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) - the world’s largest marine conservation partnership. The WCA believes in protecting both human and cetacean communities, and their environments, from the detrimental impacts of tourism. The WCA campaigns and advocates for change in these situations, particularly in places where there is evidence that tourism is having an impact on cetacean populations, especially isolated populations and threatened species.