Dive For Earth Day

It is great to see so many people in Sabah are aware of Earth Day, 22nd April 2009. It just goes to show that people really care. They may not do much about it, or maybe they don’t know what they can do to make a difference. But they do care! All they need is some of us to show them how they can make that difference.

Dive For Earth Day

Dive For Earth Day

This is an initiative by divers called Project AWARE Dive For Earth. It is an annual event organized by divers aimed at raising awareness for the conservation of our underwater world and to encourage maritime conservation. Dive For Earth Day is on 25th April 2009. It is part of Earth Day. Thousands of volunteer divers in more than 115 countries have helped to protect underwater environment and educate local communities on the importance of conservation.

Earth is an ocean planet, and without the thriving ocean, life on earth cannot survive. This is about the survival and well-being of the entire planet species. This is a way for diving enthusiasts who have access to the wondrous world under the sea to give back to the environment. Divers and snorkelers are often the first to recognize the decline of the water habitat and contribute solutions to the sea world.

One of the dive tour operator in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo Dream will be running a diving day trip to Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. This will consist of 2 dives to clean up coral reefs, and 1 leisure dive. In addition to offering a greatly reduced rate to divers, Borneo Dream will also make a donation to Project AWARE. You can get the details at www.borneodream.com.

photo source: www.BorneoDream.com

10 Ways To Protect The Underwater World
Here are 10 ways a diver can help protect the underwater environment.

  1. Dive carefully to protect the fragile aquatic ecosystems.
  2. Be aware of your body and equipment placement during dives.
  3. Keep your diving skills sharp.
  4. Consider how physical interactions affect with aquatic life.
  5. Understand and respect underwater aquatic life.
  6. Be an ecotourist.
  7. Respect underwater heritage.
  8. Report environmental disturbances or destruction.
  9. Be a role model for other divers when interacting with the environment.
  10. Get involved in local environmental activities and issues.
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