To overcome issues with over the counter diver’s tag payment and to profit from new trends in how tourists use the Internet to plan their vacations, St. Maarten Nature Foundation has been working with the Reef Support B.V. to develop an online payment system. Nature Foundation, together with other islands of the Dutch Caribbean since 1997, has been the worldwide example for charging an environmental user fee to users of the National Marine Parks.
The current dive tag system has issues keeping up with demand. Production cost, administration, risk management, and logistics were becoming more and more costly and time consuming. “The online system will allow visiting divers and other Marie Park users to prepay their tags before arrival to their dive shop. With his system we hope to reduce the efforts of making over-the-counter sales of our Marine Park diver tags.
News Courtesy of Caribbean Gems