fundraising

Aug. 07/12

A big thanks to Austin Williams for raising over $2,000 through the sale of his funky t-shirt designs. Austin combines his creativity and passion for the ocean to create unique humorous t-shirts with a serious message.

Dive T-Shirts supports Project AWARE’s Mantas at Risk Campaign and this month’s favourite tee is ‘What Manta?’ said Austin.

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Jul. 27/12

On the eve of the Olympics Opening Ceremony, let's celebrate scuba divers who RUN! Sarah Mayers, a Brisbane Divemaster and Andy Wellsted, Course Director and Manager of Tangalooma Dive on Moreton Island are taking on the Brisbane to Bridge Challenge this September.

Sarah’s been busy educating her work colleagues about the wonders of scuba diving and the need to protect the ocean.  She’s passionate about making more people aware and hopes they will spread the word and contribute to the cause.  

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Jul. 18/12

On Sunday 15th July, divers from Diving Leisure London (DLL) swapped their fins for trainers to support marine conservation as part of one of their popular dive club events.

In a bid to raise critical funds to support Project AWARE's Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris campaigns, Jennifer and Alex Griffin together with a team of seven divers took on the challenge to complete 90K.

"As divers, we thought it would be great to do a DLL club event to raise money for Project AWARE” said Jennifer Griffin who organised the event.

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Jul. 05/12

You don’t need to spend months organizing a lavish ball or a big golf tournament to raise funds for your favourite cause. Last week All About Scuba, Victoria, Australia held their Annual Awards Night and raised a fantastic $1,000 in the space of a few hours.

How did they do it?   You guessed it, a raffle!

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Jun. 13/12

Indonesia's newest jail helped raise over $10,000 this World Ocean Day.  In a bid to bail our ocean out of trouble two Bali dive centers got super creative. They built a bamboo jail to raise much needed funds for our ocean. 

Bali Crystal Divers, Blue Season Bali and friends joined forces for the most unconventional, highly inventive fundraiser on record. 

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May. 16/12

Forget your fins and grab your runners!  Running season has kicked off around the world. And this year divers are setting personal challenges to raise funds for their favourite cause.    


The feel-good factor of finishing a run and raising funds for the ocean you love can’t be matched. If you’ve got a run planned this year why not fundraise too?


Whether you opt for a 5km fun run, a 10km event, a half marathon or jump straight into a full marathon there’s no doubt you’ll get an extra buzz if you run for a cause close to your heart.

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May. 11/12

Wavecrest Scuba, Newquay in the UK are fantastic supporters of Project AWARE. I catch up with IDC Staff Instructor and owner Mark Rayner to find out more.

 

Mark, out of the blue Project AWARE received an amazing £700 donation to support ocean protection. This is a great boost to our fundraising, thank you so much. Can you tell us a little more, how did this donation come about?

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Apr. 19/12

Perfect sunny weather and clear diving conditions gave Manly scuba divers a chance to smash their goal in the underwater hunt for potatoes.

Over 100 divers joined Dive Centre Manly’s Underwater Treasure Hunt at Cabbage Tree Bay.  Smashed potatoes were on the menu as this bunch of enthusiastic divers searched the seabed for soggy spuds.

And they smashed another goal too, raising over $1,460 for ocean protection. All donations go to Project AWARE Foundation, a global non-profit protecting our ocean planet, one dive at a time

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Apr. 19/12

A desire to protect sharks and have fun led Holly Macleod to organize a massive month of fundraising for the Big Shark Shout Out.

Originally from England Holly now lives in Bali and works for Bali Crystal Divers as a PADI Course Director.  “I’m lucky enough to have enjoyed amazing diving and encounters with incredible marine life  and I’m passionately committed to making sure we protect our oceans for future generations to enjoy,” said Holly.  

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Mar. 27/12

A local fundraiser's focus was to help put a stop to the cruel practice of "finning," which is depleting the world's shark population.

Some larger species of sharks have rows upon rows of razor sharp teeth designed for ripping and tearing flesh, can smell one drop of blood in a million drops of water, and can dislocate and protrude its upper jaw to help it grab and hang onto prey.

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