While people read about water pollution and endangered species in the news, scuba divers see and are affected by these problems first hand. That is why Project AWARE has started the Ocean Action Project, a program that allows divers to formulate their own plans in order to better protect ocean [...]Read more ›
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The clock is ticking for this year’s Ocean Action Project applications. Project AWARE’s Ocean Action Project is in full swing. With just over a week left to submit applications, now is a great time to reflect on a couple of the winning projects from last year. The Koh Tao Debris [...]Read more ›
Problems sometimes occur on such a massive scale that it seems as though one person’s actions couldn’t possibly make a difference. Too many people think “The ocean is so vast, one more piece of trash wont matter?” As divers, we’ve seen the results of this attitude and know it is [...]Read more ›
The Indonesian district of West Manggarai and Komodo has recently designated a shark & manta ray sanctuary. The region which is located in the world famous coral triangle, has now prohibited fishing for a number of threatened species including manta rays and sharks. According to not-for-profit marine conservation company MantaWatch, Mr Sebastinus [...]Read more ›
Each year, the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society (OWUSS) awards three Rolex Scholarships to young people around the globe that are considering a career in an underwater-related discipline. The 2013 Australasian winner was PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Stefan Andrews who will spend a year working alongside current leaders in underwater fields. Below is [...]Read more ›