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Read about all the latest developments in the ocean protection movement.


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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®

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!

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.


Valentine’s Day is around the corner and ocean love is in the air at the local markets in Queensland Australia. Avid scuba diver Helen Mayo loves everything about the ocean and so this year her new business Ocean Adornments was born.  Helen has already been out and about at markets in Australia showcasing her beautiful jewellery and promoting AWARE’s 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet.

Did we say beautiful jewellery? Check it out this Valentine’s Day.

Jan. 28/14

Scuba divers jumped into the new year with a splash taking on a fit, fun and healthy Finathon challenge. What a great way to begin 2014. A Finathon is the perfect incentive to get fit, feel good and raise funds for your favourite ocean icon – the shark.

Dec. 02/13

Utila Dive Centre is more than a premier PADI Career Development Centre in Central America and the Caribbean, they pride themselves on their marine ecology training and activities to protect the ocean.

“We aim to provide our divers and students with more than just diver education and that is what makes our team so successful. We’re on the cutting edge of training and conservation, setting a standard for many dive operations and professionals in the region,” said Andy Phillips, Director of Professional Training at Utila Dive Centre proudly declares.