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Apr. 26/13

‘Did you know that Grey Nurse shark pups eat each other in the mother’s womb and only the strongest survive?’ This is one of many facts about sharks discovered by divers on the Dive World, Brisbane Specialty course this weekend.

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May. 02/13

The good news is you don’t have to be an event organiser extraordinaire to get involved in the Finathon™ 2013. In fact you don’t actually have to swim at all.

Simply create your very own personal Finathon™ fundraising page, write a few words from the heart about why you love sharks, why sharks are totally awesome and why you think they deserve protecting. Make it personal and ask your friends to support the cause!

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Mar. 26/13

You can make a difference for the ocean by donating your underwater photos to ZenWave Gallery. Launched last year, the ZenWave goal is to drive social and community change through the sale of amazing photos.  All proceeds raised through the sale of photos support good causes including ocean conservation and Project AWARE.

“I'm Buddhist, a keen amateur photographer and I love to travel.  Through ZenWave I've decided to combine these passions to try and give something back to the amazing places that have given me so much inspiration,” said founder Mark Turner. 

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Feb. 14/13

In a double bid to clean the waters of Patong and raise awareness for shark protection Scuba Cat Diving is hosting a Dive Against Debris and a Get Swimming to End Shark Finning(Finathon) this Saturday, February 16th 2013 at Paradise Reef, Patong.


The event named   “We Belong To The Sea” spotlights scuba divers unique ability to tackle global marine debris and shark finning issues.

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Feb. 01/13

100% AWARE Partner Scuba Symphony Malaysia  is offering a fantastic prize with its latest photo contest.   In the lead up to CITES in March the theme for photo submissions is Rays (Mantas/Stingrays/Devil-rays, no Sun Rays).  Divers can win a 5 day and 4 night Manado full board/twin-share diving package ex Manado airport, sponsored by La Rascasse Divers.

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Jan. 14/13

Have you made a New Year Resolution for 2013? Why not keep it simple and aim to reduce, recycle and Dive Against Debris? For the the GoPro Family a resolution to go green developed into a real fixation. "This eco-friendly mission soon became an obsession and Angel was collecting cans and bottles from everywhere and anywhere to recycle," said Jo Armitage, Master Instructor.

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Dec. 12/12

Marine litter is damaging and costly. Commitments to reduce debris globally are being made but data on marine debris is seriously lacking. Volunteers from Bain & Company, Sydney Australia have chosen to be part of the solution. They organized a Community Impact Day with 17 employees and Dive Centre Manly.

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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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