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Aussie Fundraiser - Ride Australia 2011


Two dive professionals are taking to the dusty track on two-wheelers all around Australia in August 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.

This ride is designed to give you or business the opportunity to participate in a fundraising event to raise money for Project Aware in a fight to stop Ocean Debris and to raise money for street children in the Philippines through the Springboard Foundation.

The ride circumnavigating Australia on BMW 1200GS starting – and ending – at Sydney over 50 days, will include up to eight stopovers and scuba dives plus beach cleanups in each capital city (except Darwin) followed by a BBQ charity fundraiser. In each of these fundraisers, raffle tickets will be sold, bronze dollars donated for food & beverage, and prizes won from leading equipment manufacturers.

Here lies a huge opportunity for dive centers to show off your products around Australia by taking advantage of the media before and after the ride. We would be grateful for your support in promoting this show and making it a worthwhile event for divers, dive centers and equipment manufacturers, and benefiting the respective associations. You can also visit or email us at

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