When Lee Johnson, owner of Perth Scuba in Western Australia, first read the AWARE Shark Conservation Study Guide he was horrified by the number of sharks killed every year. "The figures were very sobering. It makes you want to act to protect them, NOW!"
Lee has always had a fascination with sharks. Now Lee teaches AWARE Shark Conservation to inform his divers of major ocean protection issues and tell them how they can act locally and internationally to protect sharks.
Two dive professionals are taking to the dusty track on two-wheelers all around Australia from August to October, 2011 for charity. Allan Nash and Tommy Soderstrom, both PADI Instructors and owners of El Galleon Dive Resort and Asia Divers in the Philippines, have hatched an action-packed fund-raising scheme supported by PADI, Project Aware and the Springboard Foundation.
As I sit in Guam airport waiting for the arrival of our Continental airlines flight back to cairns, I can look back on this trip as one of the best I have been lucky enough to have been a tour leader for. The 16 other divers on this trip were fantastic…