Gozo Dive Centre confirms commitment to ocean protection
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The 100% AWARE programme is promoted worldwide by PADI’s Project AWARE organisation which focuses on underwater conservation.
In support of this programme, the Bubbles Dive Centre in Marsalforn is making a donation towards ocean protection on behalf of every student who passes a diving course at the centre. “The centre said that by “becoming 100% AWARE, we are the first and only dive centre in Malta and Gozo to do so.”
“When we started the dive centre last year we made a public pledge that we would invest a % of our profits back into ocean protection and marine conservation,” said David Hayler-Montague, Director of Diving. “This is just one of those methods by which we will do that and at the same time help to put Malta and Gozo on the map as a responsible dive destination taking action to protect its underwater environment.”
“As dive professionals it is easy to promote the fantastic diving in Malta and Gozo but we all also have a responsibility to look after the sea and marine life,” said Donna Hayler-Montague, owner of the dive centre, “after all less than 1% of the ocean is protected worldwide. It’s easy to talk about making a difference but its only actions that count and a healthy sea is crucial to the dive industry and tourism here.”
For additional information about Project AWARE and to join the global movement for ocean protection visit www.projectaware.org.