The Trawangan Dive Finathon sparked an explosion of energy, fun and festivity in the name of sharks.
The Gili Islands off the coast of Lombok Indonesia, enjoyed a festival atmosphere as divers, locals and children joined together to protect sharks and raise funds for local projects. Trawangan Dive organised an island-wide triathlon challenge together with the Gili Eco Trust.
Throughout the race there were 200 people watching, cheering and placing bets as participants undertook an 800 metre ocean swim, 7.9km cycle ride and 5.6km run. Volunteers gave 50 local Indonesian children the opportunity to learn to swim followed by face painting and colourful hand printing to celebrate this special World Oceans Day event.
Thanks to everyone who took part, Trawangan Dive now tops the www.finathon.org team leaderboard donating a fintastic USD $3,764. Video kindly produced by Trawangan Dive Videographer Adrienne Gittus for Project AWARE Foundation.