Obama Proclamation On National Oceans Month 2015: This summer, millions of Americans will take in the beauty and natural splendor of our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes. As destinations for recreation and tourism, these bodies of water rejuvenate our spirit and cultivate a love of our great outdoors. And no matter where you live or who you are, a healthy and thriving ocean is essential to all people all year. Our marine environments contribute to our food supply, bolster our economy, strengthen our national defense, and support important scientific research and innovation.
Join us at Phoenix Divers for the World Oceans Day reef clean-up. The event starts at 1pm at the dive shop on Sairee Beach. We will then be diving Sairee Reef to remove debris. There will be a beach clean-up for non-divers. Join us for some fun under the sun and give something back to the sea-A clean start! You can make a difference!
In April 2010, the Icelandic Volcano got me stuck in California where I was attending a Project AWARE global staff meeting to discuss the current state of our ocean planet and re-defined a clear, positive vision for the future. An epic journey back home and 14 months of team work later, I celebrated with my Project AWARE and PADI colleagues the re-launch of our organization with a new logo, website, mission, and strategies for ocean protection.
In preparation for World Oceans Day, we will be giving Calypso Reef some extra TLC with an underwater cleanup dive on the afternoon of 7th June. Join the Calypso Diving Team at this event and you'll also get a sneak preview of our Shark Protection Donations launch due for the following day!