Marine conservation: Why some divers Go PRO.

Posted 27 Jan 2015

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Marine conservation is the reason why some divers Go PRO. It’s definitely part of the dive lifestyle when a recreational diver decides to Go PRO, their passion of the marine environment is fuelled by entering the professional realm of the dive industry!

A group of Project AWARE divers, Go PRO interns and Downbelow PADI Instructors, teamed up together to remove an illegally discarded fishing net dumped in the sea recently. Thankfully, a lobster was freed from its struggle when the 5 divers got back on the dive boat. It’s not for sure whether the lobster will continue to live after the stressful incident because it can really affect an animal physiologically, but try we must as PADI professionals.

Several times in a year, our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre operations welcomes groups of adventurers’ to conduct a program designed specifically to provide them a unique education on the natural biodiversity in Sabah, which needs protecting! Go PRO interns, will be encouraged by the Go PRO team to be involved in every arena of conservation projects we organise for these groups, to gain experience in leadership and control. It’s a fulfilling aspect of the dive lifestyle to inspire others to adopt environmentally friendly behaviour, and raising others’ awareness is a contribution in itself!

Get more details on what other arenas of the dive lifestyle can be experienced in one of our Go PRO internship programs, to include a professional scuba diving course in Kota Kinabalu!

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