Namibia is the 9th largest diamond producer in the world, by value.
Namibia produces 95% gem quality diamonds.
The strength of Namibia's diamonds lies in the high value stones, ranking 2nd globally by dollar per carat.
Debmarine Namibia's annual production capacity is 1.4million carats.
Debmarine Namibia is the largest producer of diamonds in Namibia, by value and volume.
Debmarine Namibia accounts for around 70% of total diamond production in Namibia.
The mv Mafuta is the world’s largest marine diamond mining vessel.
The mv Mafuta accounts for over 50% of total Debmarine Namibia production.
Wave swells in the Debmarine Namibia mining licence area can reach up to 10 metres.
The biggest diamond produced by Debmarine Namibia was 80.3 carats.

Environment

Debmarine Namibia conducts diamond mining in the Atlantic Ocean, within the Benguela upwelling system, a biologically productive system that supports a vast array of different species; therefore, any effects on the ecosystem must be carefully considered.

Environmental responsibility is at the core of our commitment to the future of Namibia. We recognise environmental resources as a national asset and endeavour to understand and mitigate environmental impacts at every stage in the mining lifecycle.

Debmarine Namibia’s Environmental Management system has been certified to the international ISO14001 standard since 2002, which ensures that operations meet legal compliance requirements and allows the company to strive for continual improvement in environmental management.

The rehabilitation of mined marine environments occurs naturally and recolonization/recovery takes place once mining operations have ceased in a particular area. Debmarine Namibia’s environmental research focuses on obtaining greater knowledge of the natural variability of the environment, understanding the consequences of marine mining and monitoring changes over time. Ongoing monitoring surveys are conducted by independent scientists and the results which are published in an annual report are peer-reviewed by internationally recognised marine scientists.  Partnerships with academic and research institutions in southern Africa ensure that the scientific integrity and the continuous innovation of our research is maintained.