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Monday, March 11th, was a historic day for sharks in Bangkok, Thailand, at the meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CITES CoP16). All shark and ray proposals have been adopted in Committee including Oceanic Whitetip, Hammerheads, Porbeagle, Sawfish and Manta Rays.
Max Hay is a PADI Divemaster now working at Scuba Nation Diving Centre, a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Max shares an interesting story that leads up to his professional diving career in the country of his birth.
September's Debris Month of Action saw thousands of divers across the world gear up and dive in to remove dangerous rubbish, nets, fishing traps and household waste from our ocean. On the island of Phuket, Thailand, new records in the fight against debris were smashed on 30th September. Over 650 AWARE divers and beach cleaners took part in the biggest Dive Against Debris event in the world with PADI dive centers working together as part of a recently formed group called Go Eco Phuket.
Mantas, at the top of every diver’s must-see list, are estimated by the Manta Ray of Hope project to have a worldwide tourism value of $100 million per year. Yet international trade in these species poses a direct and immediate threat to their survival.
Let the action begin! Project AWARE’s Debris Month of Action is in full swing – a month-long rally when thousands of volunteer scuba divers will battle marine debris underwater. You can take on the ocean’s silent killer – marine debris. 1. Conduct Dive Against Debris surveys or join an organized Debris Month of Action event in your local area.2. Show support by downloading a “We’re Fighting Against Debris” sign from www.projectaware.org, take a photo and upload it to your social network sites.