Hello everyone! Just a quick announcement: Laura Riding, Swish Team member, will be giving a presentation on Marine Conservation on July 13th at 6:30 pm at Ban's Diving Resort in Koh Tao, Thailand.
Laura is a Marine Biologist, a PADI Staff Instructor, and a Project Aware Specialty Instructor, so this lady knows her stuff! Come listen to her talk about all the good that Project Aware does. For DM's and Instructors this is a great way to learn more about the environment and Project Aware so that you can better incorporate information into your lectures and briefings to educate future divers! For fun divers this is a great way to start getting involved and to learn more about the beautiful environment you are playing in.
Check out the event here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=100458300051682&view=wall¬if_t=event_wall
Project AWARE was started by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) to educate divers about ocean conservation and emerging issues. Today Project AWARE also concentrates it's efforts on shark conservation and reef cleanup.
For more information on Project AWARE or to get involved please visit: www.projectware.org
Even if you are not on Koh Tao and so cannot make the lecture I encourage everyone to follow Laura's example and start conservation lectures and discussions at your dive/surf/kiteboarding school. Remember, we love where we play and as such we want to preserve it's beauty and intrinsic value.