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- Helen Macnee
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As Course Director at Blue Guru, my key responsibilities include Go Pro & Go Eco. I moved to Thailand in 2008 to help establish & manage Blue Guru Conservation.
Working on a remote tropical island in Thailand's Andaman Sea is a unique experience. Koh Phra Thong is home to whiptail stingrays, tiger tailed seahorses & an amazing array of nudibranch. Turtles also come to nest on our 10km undeveloped beach.
I'm also lucky enough to get to dive at Thailand's top dive site, Richelieu Rock, as we are the closest PADI Dive Centre to this world class site in Surin National Park. This is where I conduct PADI Whale Shark Distinctive Specialty dives.
I previously worked as Staff Instructor at Utila Dive Centre; Dive Centre Manager & Instructor at Just U Dive in Poole; and as Divemaster at Dive Northampton.
I'm passionate about preserving coral reefs & marine life diversity. I particularly support the conservation of sharks, manta rays, turtles & seahorses. If anyone else has similar interests, please check out the following links:
www.sharktrust.org to record all your shark sightings around the world
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_150283268350675 to record all your manta ray sightings in Thailand/Burma
http://www.naucrates.org/?p=1544 to learn more about turtle conservation on Koh Phra Thong
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3zVcyEkT8Y to watch a video about conservation efforts to protect threatened seahorses in UK
http://tracc-borneo.org/global-shark-survey/ to contribute to valuable shark conservation research