We are a PADI dive school based in Golfe Juan in the South of France. We organise bi-annual underwater clean ups off a beach we use for some of our confined water training. The last event held was on Sunday 13th November, seven divers participated, everyone had a great time, really good buzz of participation and loads of debris accumulated and brought up to keep the site in good condition. Well done our divers!
At Coral Grand Divers we take Marine Conservation very seriously so we decided to join Project AWARE's Big Shark Shout Out and give a fighting chance to sharks!
The first step was to ask all our fun divers and students to sign the petition to ban shark finning. The response was amazing and everyone welcomed the idea and showed real interest and concern for topic. We also asked all our customers to make a small donation for Project Aware, in exchange for a cool souvenier: a rubber bracelet with embossed Koh Tao 2011.
AWARE's Big Shark Shout Out Week was all about voicing concern for diminishing shark populations all over the globe. Sharks are an essential component of marine ecosystems and their removal has devastating and widespread consequences. We must take immediate action to conserve shark populations.
Signing the Petition and Shouting Out on Shark Walls shows leaders internationally that large numbers of people want positive changes to shark policy. Calypso supports Project AWARE's shark protection advocacy projects through donations from diving and other events.
Thank you to all the volunteers for participating in the IHG Abu Dhabi underwater clean up on 8th October 2011. Special thanks to the Inter-Continental Hotel Abu Dhabi and Emirates Diving Association, Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi and Averda for supporting this event. Divers brought up a reasonable amount of trash this morning!
As a part of Big Shark Shout Week, we (I, LEISURIOUS, and MY Divemaster I - 20 divers) sailed to South Andaman: PP, Shark Point, and other dive sites where sharks used to live a lot. We mainly discussed about shark stories: shark identification, shark behavior, and why the shark population is decreasing rapidly. We asked our divers to share how they can commit to help saving our sharks, and we got all divers to sign the shark petitions on board. We hope our Shark Shout dive will help stop sharkfinning & save our sharks.
The ocean is fighting for its life. You can be an ocean hero!
But it`s just as hard to be a hero...
So, the week Big Shark Shout Out has ended... We have tried to take feasible part and to tell to people about necessity to rescue sharks.
With our mobile wall we visited people and told about this action and asked them to sign petitions in protection of sharks and to make donations. In total we have collected and have listed today 60 € donation for shark protection.
We had a very successful dive cleanup at Fort De Soto's Bay Pier on Saturday, October 15, 2011. Fort Desoto is the largest park in Florida's Pinellas County Park system and comprises 5 islands totaling 1,136 acres of land: Mullet Key, Madelaine Key, St. Jean Key, St. Christopher Key, and Bonne Fortune Key. The main island is Mullet Key.