Where is this campaign happening?
At the moment it has started in the following areas
- Batangas, Philippines
- Bohol, Philippines
- Cebu, Philippines
- La Union, Philippines
- Koh Lipe, Thailand
- Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi Le, Thailand
- Komodo National Park, Indonesia
Who are the partners of this campaign?
Sea Shepherd is an international, non-profit marine conservation organization that engages in direct action campaigns to defend wildlife, and conserve and protect the world’s oceans from illegal exploitation and environmental destruction.
Bluenery is a sustainable clothing brand born with the spirit of adventure, freedom and respect for nature, worn by the ocean lovers.
We of the Sea is an American nonprofit organization. Its mission is to use diving education and artistic initiatives to increase personal involvement in ocean conservation projects worldwide.
Kaguya is an innovative equipment manufacturer for freediving that uses bamboo material in an effort to reduce plastic pollution.
I am a member of a local community living close to endangered coral reefs; how can we benefit from this campaign?
Members of local communities are, depending on their financial situation, entitled to receiving our training with a full scholarship. Our objective is to turn a few individuals from each participating community into trainers in reef protection and rehabilitation, in order for them to share their knowledge and skills with their peers once they go back to their local area.
I am not a member of a local community but I wish to take part in this campaign; how can I help?
Individuals with no prior experience in freediving who wish to volunteer at our rehabilitation sites will have to receive training beforehand, for safety reasons. You can either take a course in the freedive center of your choice, or – depending on our rehabilitation locations – follow a freediving course directly on site (some of our personnel are also independent freedive instructors).
Experienced freedivers can take part to this campaign by following our 3-day “coral rehabilitation course” provided they have their open water certification in scuba diving. Coral rehabilitation courses in freediving are currently only available in Bohol, Philippines. Once certified, they will be able to volunteer at our rehabilitation sites.
Freedive instructors who have as project to primarily work with local communities can join our campaign by applying to our trainer course in Bohol, Philippines. A motivation letter containing their background with regards to environmental and / or social projects, as well as a brief summary of the activities they intend to lead will be required.
How can I reach to you?
By sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org