Project AWARE is excited to announce its newest Dive Against Debris Hero: Tim Latimer!
Tim’s journey into scuba diving wasn’t quite like most. In fact, he never really pursued diving in the first place! When he was in high school, faculty organized a trip to the Bahamas for the students – Tim was dying to go, but there was one small catch: students would be diving on the trip, and it was a requirement for any interested attendees to learn. Though he never had much interest in the sport, Tim reluctantly signed up for a scuba diving course and ended up loving it.
In preparation for the Our Ocean 2015 international conference in Chile on October 5-6, US Secretary of State John Kerry has posed the question, “What will you do to protect the ocean?”
Project AWARE’s answer? Taking action against trash through Dive Against Debris. Scuba divers everywhere are taking a stand against the onslaught of marine debris. With our underwater skill set, we’re uniquely positioned to shine light on what we see beneath the waves – the negative impacts of underwater debris on ocean ecosystems and wildlife.
We will offer a FREE Dive Against Debris Specialty class on Saturday October 3rd in our classroom. Just pay the PADI fee for the certification card. Remember, you need 5 specialty cards and 50 logged dives for Master Diver rating and this one counts.
Then on Saturday October 24th we will Dive Against Debris to clean San Solomon Springs after a very heavy summer of public use. This is in conjuction with our ProjectAWARE Pumpkin Carving fundraiser for ProjectAWARE. All proceeds will go to ProjectAWARE.
We are organsing a Dive Against Debris Specialty day to coincide with the inernational coastal clean up day. We will be doing 2 dives on Grand Anse Beach. We are also running Lionfish Eradicator coursrs that day to help with the invasive lionfish problem that we have here in Grenada. Non divers are welcome to join in with a beach clean up that is happening on the same day. Then we will all get together for a Lionfish BBQ.
Divers removing garbage from the sea, while an installation artist is compiling a work of art out of the debris. Environmental specialists are spreading information about the conditions of the Baltic Sea.
Come join us to clenup the area around the Rompeolas and Mosquito Pier. Enjoy a morning with friends and family while you help the environment. After the clenup we will have a BBQ for all participants.
Rob Thompson is first and foremost, a conservationist. Intrigued by the marine world, he works fiercely to protect it.
At just three years old, Rob had his first glimpse under the sea. While on holiday in Croatia, his parents strapped a mask and snorkel onto his little face and that was that – he was off! He spent the remainder of his vacation submerged, exploring amongst the seaweed, corals and creatures of the underwater world, and has since continued to do so at every opportunity he’s been given.