Conservation for Master Divers doesn't stop at our beach or our adopted dive site. We aim to educate so that people walk away from their experience in Koh Tao and pass on their knowledge to others. The other side of this is that it is really important for us that all professionals that train with Master Divers will also go on to be ambassadors for the environment when they fly the nest.
This Sunday was a great day for our divemaster candidates. We started our morning by visiting New Heaven dive school to learn more about their Turtle rescue programme. We had a fantastic presentation from Kirsty about Turtle and Shark life cycle and the issues they face in the wild, and then got to feed the baby Turtles that are donated to the school by the department of marine and coastal and resources. The team there cares for the Turtles until they are mature enough to be let into the wild where we hopefully get to see them when we are diving.
Everyone then headed back to our local beach for a street and beach clean up and in the evening the divemaster candidates took over the eco-quiz night and quizzed the instructors and shop staff on our knowledge of the environment. It was great fun, but most of all it was so exciting to see our future dive leaders being passionate about what is so important to us all.