Marine Protected Areas
Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park and WWF Hoi Ha Marine Life Centre
Since 2003, The Jockey Club HSBC WWF Hong Kong Hoi Ha Marine Life Centre has been Hong Kong’s premier education centre for marine biodiversity and conservation.
During the construction of the 891 m2 Marine Life Centre, special building methods were used to reduce the impact on the local environment and protect the shallow water coral community, avoiding any potentially harmful methods such as pile-driving and reducing pollution.
Hoi Ha Wan is also the only marine park in Hong Kong with direct road access. As such visitor traffic is carefully monitored to prevent uncontrolled tourism that puts pressure on the sensitive and fragile marine and coastal environments.
The Marine Life Centre also features the Transparency, a specially designed shallow-draft coral and diver friendly glass-bottomed boat. As the first of its kind in Hong Kong, the 40-passenger vessel offers visitors a rare opportunity to see and experience Hoi Ha Wan’s unique marine biodiversity.