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The Finathon® is in full swing and the race against shark finning is on! On July 13th, at the Pole Position Raceway in Frisco, Texas, USA, Jarret Voorhies, a 15 year old go kart racer and passionate scuba diver, will put his two passions together - racing and shark protection.

“Like most divers, I’ve developed a connection with marine life. Our oceans are in trouble and they need our help,” said Jarret. “That’s why I’ve partnered with Project AWARE in a race against shark finning.”

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Jun. 12/14

On May 24, over 50 volunteers from Aquanaut Scuba and Snorkelling Centre, Kingston University Sub Aqua Club in association with Kingston University Students Union Volunteering undertook a huge Thames River Clean project at Kingston Upon Thames, Thameside in the UK.

Spectators walking across the bridge and along the tow path looked in disbelief at the quantity of debris that was extracted from such a small area of the Thames including 105 shopping trolleys!

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May. 28/14

In Celebration of World Turtle Day, May 23 2014, Scuba Junkie are hosting a week of conservation, education and fundraising.

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Apr. 30/14

Supported by Emirates Diving Association and local businesses, Divers Down in Dubai is getting ready to host their bi-annual family day in support of Project AWARE's global Finathon®

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Apr. 24/14

Ever since Hans Christian Andersen put pen to paper, it has been every little girl's dream to become a mermaid! With a little help from Kat Felton, professional mermaid, underwater model and PADI scuba instructor, this year’s Miss Scuba UK finalists are in for a treat!

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Apr. 04/14

Bali Crystal Divers are hosting a fabulous second hand clothing sale in support of Project AWARE to raise much needed funds for ocean protection.

It’s chic, it’s funky and it’s eco all the way!

Second hand, stylish and beautiful clothes donated by the local expat community in Bali, Indonesia will soon be on sale to raise much needed funds for our ocean planet. 

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Mar. 17/14

Scott Taylor, a proud 100% AWARE partner, led the charge for a fun filled Finathon together with The Scuba Team and the Aqua-Tots Swim School in Mesa, Arizona, USA.  On Saturday, 15 March, swimmers of all ages had Sharky the mascot from SeaLife Aquariums cheer them on as they swam to fundraise for sharks.

The entertainment didn’t stop there. Games, aquatic themed face painting and a bounce house brought the crowds in, raising buzz and magnifying of the importance of shark protection.

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Mar. 10/14

Corporate volunteers from Australand, one of Australia’s leading property developers, took part in Dive Against Debris at La Perouse in support of Clean Up Australia Day.

Australand teamed up with Project AWARE, Abyss Dive Centre and Randwick City Council to make sure that rubbish collected is properly sorted and recorded and then safely disposed of after the Dive Against Debris.

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Mar. 07/14

100% AWARE Partner Scuba Junkie organised Shark Week this March in Pulau Mabul, Sabah, Malaysia. The event kicked off spectacularly with the tagline - '400 million years to perfect -  30 years to almost destroy' to inspire support for their shark conservation efforts.

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Feb. 25/14

This week ultra swimmer Gene Girardeau was interviewed live on Korean Radio about her epic swim challenge and the danger sharks face. Gene talks about her passion for swimming and her drive to protect sharks and bring awareness to their plight.

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