A desire to protect sharks and have fun led Holly Macleod to organize a massive month of fundraising for the Big Shark Shout Out.
Originally from England Holly now lives in Bali and works for Bali Crystal Divers as a PADI Course Director. “I’m lucky enough to have enjoyed amazing diving and encounters with incredible marine life and I’m passionately committed to making sure we protect our oceans for future generations to enjoy,” said Holly.
Holly and Crystal Divers launched their Big Shark Shout Out month with a huge barbecue and shark themed drinks night. The shark shots proved very popular and 76 people enjoyed the amazing barbecue.
A try dive day in Crystal Divers pool with Poseidon’s new rebreathers raised more money and the yoga teacher is donating all of April’s class fees to the cause.
“Our sincere thanks go to Bali Crystal Divers. The Foundation relies on champions like Holly to go above and beyond and raise much needed funds for our ocean. Holding fundraising events is a great way to get your dive community together for a good cause,” said Joanna McNamara, Coordinator Project AWARE Foundation.
The Big Shark Shout Out is a shark month of action aimed at protecting sharks from overexploitation – overfishing, finning and bycatch.
This Earth Day and throughout April, Project AWARE and divers worldwide call on local communities to rally support for the protection of the world’s most vulnerable shark species by signing and organizing petition signatures to protect heavily traded species.
Well done Crystal Divers. Over 1000 signatures for the shark petition and over $1,200 raised so far to protect sharks. Keep up the fantastic work.