Manta rays, a species close to the heart of every diver are at risk of extinction. The time is now. If you are a renewing PADI Member (Divemaster, Instructor and above), then you can make an urgent donation with your PADI Member Renewal to protect mantas globally.
All gifts of AU$25 or more received during PADI Member Renewals receive a new AWARE manta mask strap. There’s 4 ways for PADI Members to make a gift:
1) You can choose to donate when you set up your Automatic Renewal
2) If your Auto Renewal is already set up simply email your PADI Team to add the donation for you firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Choose the donate option when you complete your renewal online
4) Complete the PADI Member Renewal 2013 Form which includes info about the special offer.
FACT: Your support has already helped Project AWARE and our conservation partners succeed in safeguarding the globally threatened giant manta ray and its key habitats under the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS).
FACT: Manta ray catch has nearly quadrupled in seven years according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Project AWARE relies on you – the PADI Member – to help raise critical funds and take action for ocean protection. We’re working at every turn to ensure that mantas will not disappear on our watch.