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


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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.

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.

Dec. 12/13

How do you support ocean conservation where you live and teach scuba diving miles away from the sea? Robert Soncini, PADI Pro and safety diver at the prestigious Cirque du Soleil show “O” in Las Vegas USA, answered this question by joining the 100% AWARE program and the growing number of partners who are putting ocean protection at the heart of their dive business.

Nov. 22/13

Swimming, running or cycling 3 miles come rain or shine every day for 3 months to raise £333 each month until Christmas is the challenge Joanne Flack, Immerse School of Diving Dive Instructor, has set for herself to help put an end to shark finning and give back to the ocean during the Holiday season.

Nov. 07/13

They did! More than 50,000 runners finished the 2013 ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 3, making this years race the largest marathon ever. Among them, a team of passionate divers, shark lovers and competitive runners crossed the finish line in support of shark conservation.

“I'm so ecstatic that we did it! All of us finished and had a great time,” exclaims Kendra Bolt who established Project AWARE as a Charity Partner for the ING New York City Marathon in 2012.