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Feb. 28/12

Discarded lobster pots, fishing nets and a car gearbox were among the items a team of 10 volunteer divers cleared out of the sea near the Palm Jumeirah's coastline yesterday.

Helen Sell, the marketing manager for Atlantis Dive School, said the Dive Against Debris event had resulted in "a big haul" of items that were harmful to the marine ecosystem.

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Feb. 01/12
  • Action Scuba Montreal has become the first Canadian scuba diving centre to introduce the new 100% AWARE program from the Project AWARE Foundation, further strengthening the dive centre’s ongoing commitment to global environmental conservation activities.
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Feb. 01/12

During 2011, Brendon Sing worked his way across Asia, speaking with international schools, national environmental conferences and learning institutes about the importance of shark species, why they’re in trouble and what we can do about it.

In October 2011, after visiting many schools in Bangkok and Thailand, Brendon Sing embarked in a UK Tour and launched his Shark Guardian campaign in the UK.

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Dec. 20/11

On December 04th, Just Add Water, a PADI 5-Star IDC located in Willoughby, Ohio, held a Holiday Season Party to thank all their staff and customers for their support and dedication not only to their local dive store but ocean conservation.

The party was the perfect opportunity to announce the winners of the 1% Challenge and AWARE Certification Cards Contest launched by Just Add Water in early 2011. In total, Just Add Water donated prizes valued at more than $600 and raised a whooping $1650 for Project AWARE.

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Dec. 02/11

Blue Season Bali (BSB) has long supported Project AWARE. From implementing beach cleanups to running AWARE Specialty courses, the team has never hesitated when it comes to doing their bit for the environment.

But recently the BSB gang have upped the ante and in 2012 they will launch their new Eco Internship program and take eco diving to a whole new level.

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Dec. 01/11

As part of the celebration of World Oceans Day 2011, Calypso Diving Resort in the Philippines launched an exciting Shark Protection Donations Programme. Since June 08th 2011, every ocean dive their student divers and customers do, Calypso Diving makes a donation in support of Project AWARE’s shark conservation initiatives. So in short, the more you dive with Calypso Diving the more donations AWARE receives towards giving sharks a fighting chance!

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Nov. 28/11

Many people are running marathons or taking part in sports challenge events for a charity but when scuba divers swap their fins for a pair of trainers, their passion for the underwater world turns their personal challenge into a triumph for marine conservation.

On Sunday, 16th October, Arlette Diederiks from the Netherlands ran a half marathon in aid of Project AWARE's new Dive Against Debris programme. Her efforts raised more than $1740.

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Nov. 15/11

When Project AWARE called on the diving community to shout out for sharks during Big Shark Shout Out week 15 - 23 Ocbober, Coral Grand Divers in Koh Tao, Thailand responded to the call and put a 3 steps plan together to help give sharks a fighting chance.

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Oct. 31/11

Back in August this year, the Aussie Fundraiser team, an initiative of Alan Nash and Tommy Soderstrom, owners of El Galleon Dive Resort and Asia Divers, Philippines, were given a royal send-off on their fundraising journey around Australia.

Since then they've been busy raising funds for Project AWARE and the Springboard Foundation as well as raising awareness about aquatic pollution and the appalling conditions some children face in the Philippines. From dive gear auctions, raffles, or BBQ, Alan and Tommy are never short of ide MORE
Oct. 10/11

As part of the new focus on shark conservation, Project AWARE just launched a new distinctive specialty course: AWARE Shark Conservation Diver.

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