We live on a blue planet and water is at the heart of life on this planet so in honor of World Water Day 2012, Total Diving proudly reveals that we have joined 1% for the Planet (onepercentfortheplanet.org), pledging a portion of our sales to support ocean protection through Project AWARE Foundation.
Our Fin-a-thon was a huge success. Our fin-a-thoners ranged from 4 years old to 60. We had one swimmer who did the back stroke for nearly 3 hours covering nearly 2 miles in the water. Two other divers spent the full three hours on scuba on the bottom of the pool (basically watching the swimmers go by). Our mascot “Bruce” who greets everyone in our shop was the driving force behind the whole event :)
Students at Amnuay Silpa School, Bangkok, Thailand collected over 100 signatures for the Sharks in Peril Petition.
As part of Green club ran by www.kohtaoseals.com owner IDC Staff Instructor Joey Curbishley students created a stand to show their work and at the lunch hour spoke to all the staff and got their signature for Sharks in Peril.
Students also made a Big Shark Out poster that fellow students wrote messages about sharks and were given stickers to raise even further awareness.
As part of Dive Academy’s strong commitment to the international Project Aware programme we teamed up with one of our local schools BSA (British School of Alicante) to do a beach clean up at San Gabriel beach near Alicante.
On Sunday 19th February we held DIVE FOR DEBRIS in partnership with Project AWARE.
Divers came and joined us on a clean up operation at one of our local diving sites, Manly Cove, inbetween Manly Wharf and Oceanworld.
As well as divers two representatives from The Two Hands project came down to help with cleaning up the beach and surrounding area. www.twohandsproject.org
In total 1140 individual items of rubbish were collected, heres just a snippet of those items - MORE
Underwater Vision's 2nd Dive Against Debris day was a success. The 5 participants started early, at 7am, when we headed out to the dive site here on Utila. The excitement ran high and we were ready for the day.
Due to the pleasant weather we'd had over the past few weeks before our event, we did not find as much debris as we thought we would. While being a bit disappointed about the little amount of debris found, we were nevertheless glad to find our reef less cluttered then we initially had expected.