It is the only technical diving center in Guatemala, with the most experience in decompression and closed circuit rebreathers. In addition, it has the TDI / SDI Center and PADI Green Star certifications for being an ecological company. It has the most senior staff in PADI. The National Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture – DIPESCA – manages the national hydrobiological resources through plans, strategies, programs and actions that allow the sustainable use of these resources, as well as the correct administration of the normative and legal provisions in hydrobiological matters. Helathy Reefs for Healthy People, is an international and multi-institutional organization that monitors the health of the Mesoamerican Reef. The initiative was launched in early 2004 as a catalyst to improve collective conservation in the reef. The Sharks Legacy project works on shark conservation through scientific studies, education and collaboration of divers, local communities and the tourism industry. Its most important mission is to protect our sharks as part of our marine heritage. The Alium Pacífic Foundation is a multidisciplinary organization whose main objective is the social and environmental benefit in Colombia and Ecuador. To achieve its purpose, it carries out methodologies and actions that help maintain its pillars of research, culture and environmental education in constant synergy. The Center for Marine Studies and Aquaculture – CEMA – belongs to the University of San Carlos de Guatemala – USAC. The CEMA offers its curriculum of studies in Hydrobiological Resources and Aquaculture, as well as a Postgraduate in Coastal Marine Sciences. The National Council of Protected Areas is the governing body of protected areas, both marine and terrestrial, in Guatemala. It is also the direct alliance through the Technical Unit -UTCONAP- of Punta de Manabique Wildlife Refuge -RVSPM- in the department of Izabal. Recreational diving and certification agency. SDI was created in 1998 and grew out of the success of its sister company TDI, which specializes in the most advanced diving training disciplines.