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Emerald Cave - the main attraction of Koh Mook - got its name from the unique colour of its waters produced by sunlight filtered through crystal clear sea water. Pure paradise isn’t it? 

Not many visitors are aware though that the island, populated by Muslim fishermen, was hit hard by the 2004 tsunami. Eighty exhausted snorkelers were rescued from the Emerald Cave itself. 

After the devastation 194 families living on public land gained long-term user rights, which helped, but poverty is still overwhelming after a decade. Mass tourism further exploits them so please bare this in mind when visiting these friendly people. Lend a friendly ear, give a helping hand and a smile!

WHAT CAN YOU DO?
 
North Andaman Network was founded in Thailand following the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004 with a focus on tsunami relief, conservation, community based tourism, education, and human rights. 
Find out more about their work and donate here: http://www.andamannetwork.org/

Mass tourism produces mass debris everywhere. As ocean currents flow, there are specially endangered corners in the world where debris coming from even other continents pile up in unsustainable amounts. If anything, this is truly a global issue. 'Dive Against Debris' is a fantastic project calling all divers to bring up any debris they encounter. 
Check out their site:
https://www.projectaware.org/diveagainstdebris
If you're not a diver but wish to help their work, please donate here:
https://goo.gl/D9X5Zx

More info on sustainable tourism here:
http://sustainabletourism.net/case-studies/companies-and-organizations/ngos/
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Kiera Erdman9 mons ago
Will the plants not drown when the water comes out?
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FLO9 mons ago
@Angela Kohler It truly is! :)
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@Angela Kohler Why u want to hide?
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Angela Kohler9 mons ago
Nature is amazing. This place is a natural place to hide.
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FLO9 mons ago
@Maude Will You will reach the open sea on the other end of the cave. The only way to reach this "lagoon" or "beach" is to swim all the way through the cave - which for a few minutes leaves you in complete darkness. Waterproof torch is a must, and you can only swim in and out during low tide, meaning if you get stuck in there during high tide, you'll have to wait 5-6 hours to get back out.. Anyway, thanks for watching - please share and keep crashing us!
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Maude Will9 mons ago
Is this water flowing out of the cave? This is amazing. I really want to see what is inside the cave.
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