Action Highlights

Curso de especialidad PROJECT AWARE

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On Sunday May 8th, I organised my first DAD/clean up event. I did it as part of my ongoing and growing concern for our planets seas and waterways, and also as my PADI Divemaster project.

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Thank you to all our faithful volunteers for participating in another successful cleanup at Mosquito Pier!

We collected 21lbs of monofilament, hooks and sinkers. That's A LOT of fishing line! Unfortunately, it was just the tip of the ice berg. So, please join us again next month and every month, so we can make a real dent.

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On the 22nd April 2016, the community of Koh Tao participated in the biggest Earth Day celebration to date. Not only was the intention to protect and preserve Koh Tao, but it also formed a platform to raise funds for a well known community member and conservationist, Chad Scott.

The day was divided into three sections.

The Morning- Beach and Land Clean-up

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I am very excited for all the effort and passion the whole team of Rainbow Reef is putting our initiatives of project aware, and this earth day we wanted to make a video for the world can see how excited we are. We have the obligation to care and protect what we like "the ocean"

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What to do on a sunny morning when the dive shop is quiet, all the chores are done and the temporary management want to go for a dive with a difference? Why not Dive Against Debris? That's what we did at Nautilus Watersports on Monday 18th April and it was a great way to spend the day.

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We had a lot of fun this afternoon playing bowling.

Thanks to all participants and donors who contributed to collect funds for Project Aware.

We will do it again for sure.

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On Saturday, April 9, 2016, 82 volunteer divers collected their tanks from Dive Friends Bonaire @ Yellow Submarine and headed over to Te Amo Beach to conduct a Dive Against Debris dive.  In addition to being a dive site within Bonaire National Marine Park, Te Amo Beach is a popular site for food trucks, parties and BBQs.  The jetty and the fuel pier are both used frequently by fishermen.  Therefore, the beach and dive site were definitely in need of a little love from the mix of local residents and visiting tourists who all wanted to help the environment of Bonaire. 

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Sharks are crucial to marine ecosystems, because they maintain a balance the prey species populations,  and keep the ocean healthy by removing ill or diseased animals. They are also an important resource supporting local economies through fishing and as an attraction to dive tourists. But sharks are in a global decline and we need to raise our voices and spread the message of our sharks.

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The date is Saturday, 26/03/2016. The time is about 10:00 and the volunteers are starting to arrive at Diveness. We are so happy for our today’s cause! We are going to help at the protection of the environment.

We are 11 divers and 10 volunteers for surface support.

About 12:00 we‘re starting our action. We split our divers team in three teams with one leader each. We split the cleaning area in three and start the action!

We collected about 100 kilos of debris and reported to Project Aware for further analyzation and statistics!

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