Two dive professionals are taking to the dusty track on two-wheelers all around Australia from August to October, 2011 for charity. Allan Nash and Tommy Soderstrom, both PADI Instructors and owners of El Galleon Dive Resort and Asia Divers in the Philippines, have hatched an action-packed fund-raising scheme supported by PADI, Project Aware and the Springboard Foundation.
This ride was designed to give Australian Dive Centres the opportunity to participate in a fundraising event to raise money for Project AWARE in a fight to stop Ocean Debris and to raise money for street children in the Philippines through the Springboard Foundation.
The ride circumnavigating Australia on BMW 1200GS over 50 days – starting and ending in Sydney, will include up to eight stopovers and scuba dives, plus beach cleanups in each capital city (except Darwin) followed by a BBQ charity fundraiser. In each of these fundraisers, raffle tickets will be sold, bronze dollars donated for food and beverage, and prizes won from leading equipment manufacturers.
How can you help:
- Volunteer at the Perth Beach & Underwater Cleanup on Sunday 2 October 2011 9am.
- Bring your dive gear, catch bag (for rubbish) and sturdy gloves.
- Donate to the Aussie Fundraiser – contributions go directly to Project Aware & the Springboard Foundation.
At every event the prizes will include at least one of all the following items:
- Leonardo Cresssi Dive computers
- W2 Waterproof Wetsuit
- 5mm Waterproof wetsuits
- Tusa mask snorkel and fins set
- DAN set of books
- 1 week stay at El Galleon resort with unlimited diving with Nitrox worth A$1,100
Buy your raffle tickets from Perth Scuba for $2 each and you can win some of the above fantastic prizes! Raffle tickets are on sale now, just drop by the shop and buy yours. All proceeds go to the Aussie Fundraiser – helping Project Aware and the Springboard Foundation.
Where you can get involved:
The Perth Beach and Underwater Cleanup is scheduled for October 2nd, 2011
Venue: Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour (between Cicerello’s and Joe’s Fish Shack), Mews Road
Time: Starting at 9am with a BBQ to follow.
Bring: Dive Gear and Dive Certification Card (if diving), Sturdy Gloves, Catchbag for Rubbish.
To register as a volunteer contact: Joey Pool at Perth Scuba
Phone: (08) 9455 4448