What is PADI’s Project AWARE?
Firstly, what does it stand for? AWARE stands for Aquatic World Awareness Responsibility and Education, most PADI divers have heard of it but don’t know very much about it. Originally formed in 1989, it is a global movement of scuba divers “Protecting Our Ocean Planet – One Dive at a Time”.
Focused on the critical issues of Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, Project AWARE empowers thousands of divers in more than 180 countries to work together for a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet. Project AWARE Foundation is a registered non-profit organization. Join the growing movement of divers striving toward a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet. www.projectaware.org
What is Divine Diving doing?
Divine Diving, last month partnered with Project AWARE, a global non-profit organization, to join their growing number of 100% AWARE Partners who put ocean protection at the heart of their business. From May 2017, Divine Diving will make a regular donation to protect the underwater world our dive business relies on. 100% AWARE is a Partner Giving Program. All student divers who complete a course with a 100% AWARE dive centre receive a Project AWARE limited edition card. You do not have to donate to Project AWARE to receive this but we would encourage you to match our contribution if possible.
It’s a great way to remind divers that the place where they learned to dive or furthered their diving education made a gift to protect the ocean on their behalf. “Divine Diving is proud to join dedicated dive centres across the world who act locally and think globally.” says owner Marij Aben. “We take pride in knowing that our donation to Project AWARE for every student diver who completes a diving course with us not only helps educate divers about ocean conservation but also supports Project AWARE’s mission to mobilize the world’s divers into a global force to protect the ocean one dive at a time.”
“Divine Diving has shown dedication to ocean conservation through their participation in Project AWARE activities. Their commitment to the 100% AWARE program makes them shine as they not only lead by example but demonstrate to their students the importance of supporting ocean protection. Thank you for leading the way,” says Tiffany Leite, Director Project AWARE Foundation.
For additional information about Project AWARE’s 100% AWARE Partner program and to join the global movement for ocean protection, visit www.projectaware.org.
100% AWARE Partner
Divine Diving is one of only 3 dive centres in Labuan Bajo to be a 100% AWARE Partner, so if you’re wondering why you should choose to do your course, or dive with us, the answer is obvious – we’re helping to protect our ocean planet, and so should you.
Check our YouTube channel to see the Thank You video from Project AWARE: