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Dec. 07/12

Have you heard about the Triple Whammy Cleanup? This amazing event does three times the good and happens when you have three resorts who all Dive Against Debris at the same time.  Two Fish Divers, Bunaken, Lembeh and Nusa Lembongan collected 246 kilos of marine debris on one day in November.

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Nov. 09/12

Project AWARE’s FINatical about Dive Downbelow who reached the finish line and raised AUD $5,000 for sharks.  Everyone completed the 1km open sea swim and enjoyed the day so much they’re asking: “When’s the next Finathon?”

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Nov. 06/12

Dive centres are creating innovative fundraising campaigns around the world. Project AWARE relies on dedicated divers to raise funds to protect our ocean planet. Fundraising can be as fun, fishy, flamboyant or FINatical as you like.

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Oct. 31/12

With a possible high of 28 °C on Saturday 10th November, Brisbane Australia, you’d expect to find most people in the water, especially if they’re wearing wetsuits.  But the first Brisbane Wetsuit Walk will see hundreds of divers walk the city streets in their wetsuits to raise awareness for sharks.  They’re taking on the job of positive publicist for sharks everywhere.

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Oct. 25/12

One scuba divers idea has inspired a worldwide movement to get swimming to end shark finning with dive centres across the globe hosting Finathons to raise much needed funds for shark conservation.

Dive DownBelow, Sabah, Malaysia is FINatical about sharks and swimming to end finning this November.

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Oct. 08/12

During September's Debris Month of Action, scuba divers and snorkelers from Cydive in Pàphos, Cyprus, teamed up to dive against debris and remove huge amounts of marine litter that were harming fragile Mediterranean underwater habitats. 

Cydive and Pàphos Winter Swimmer Club volunteers gathered in four groups to collect all sort of debris including ten tyres from large vehicles.

Municipal Baths where the Dive Against Debris was conducted is a blue flag beach which means that the water is ver MORE

Sep. 28/12

In Thailand on the island of Ko Haa, a group of Scubafish divers recently rescued three sea turtles struggling for their lives.

It was the end of a beautiful day diving when the boat captain spotted something unusual floating on the surface of the water. As the divers got closer they found a huge discarded fishing net with three entangled turtles, trapped and struggling to breathe.

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Sep. 11/12

They did it again, but bigger and better! As part of September's Debris Month of Action, Bubbles Dive Centre, the one and only 100% AWARE dive centre in Gozo, Malta, joined by their customers and fellow divers coordinated their biggest Dive Against Debris event to date.

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Aug. 28/12

Veteran Project AWARE supporter and ambassador, Sea Hounds Singapore has clinched the Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards 2012 for its green practices and environmental leadership.

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Aug. 21/12

Dive Friends Bonaire is doing everything in their power to help their endangered sea turtle population. Last month they gathered 115 volunteers to Dive Against Debris targeting the South Pier of Bonaire. This working pier is often used for fishing and normally off limits to divers. 

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