Giving back

HELP SAVE OUR OCEANS

Giving back to the ocean that give us so much joy

Nearly three quarters of the earth is covered by ocean, and changes to the marine environment have a direct effect on the planet, the environment, and ultimately, our lives. Yet mankind continues to dump, pollute, overfish, and in a variety of other ways, contribute to the demise of the ocean and the lives of its inhabitants.

The Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education seeks to enlighten people, young and old, to the plight of the oceans, to change the way they think and act, and to encourage them to create positive and lasting change.

It is troubling that over the last century commercial fisheries have drastically reduced fish populations and altered the world’s marine ecosystems. On a global level, most fisheries are poorly managed and fish stocks have been fully exploited (52%), over-exploited (16%), or depleted (7%). The world’s capture fisheries peaked in the late 1980s and, despite increased fishing efforts, catch rates have dropped. More hours on the water for fishermen have yielded fewer and fewer fish.

Put simply, what we take out of the ocean as seafood or bycatch is greater than what the ocean can sustainably provide. We are not only facing a decline in the capacity of our oceans to provide a sustainable food source but we are destroying the basic ecological processes and food chains that we and marine life depend on.

 

PADI, Green Star Award

About the Award

PADI Dive Centers and Resorts who have earned the Green Star Award demonstrate a dedication to conservation across a wide range of business functions, including (but not limited to):

  • Water conservation
  • Energy use
  • “Environmentally friendly” transportation practices
  • Optimized waste management
  • Use of sustainable materials
  • Conservation leadership
  • Paperless interactions with their PADI Regional Headquarters
  • Donation to Project AWARE

We are dedicated to educating our youth and their families about the world they hopefully will grow to enjoy, preserve and protect, through your help and our message of awareness, we can make a difference. Its your underwater world, how can you help? Kids Sea Camp contributes thousands of dollars per year to many organizations, we encourage you to make a difference!

We support these organizations making a difference

www.coare.org, www.iemanya.orgwww.savingsharks.comwww.sharkwaterproductions.comwww.anniecrawley.com
www.oceanwishes.comReef IDwww.jimirock.comwww.guyharveyoceanfoundation.org, www.diveintoyourimagination.com, Woman Diver Hall Of Fame

Education, Exploration, Philanthropy and Fun!

RobStewartPhotography.comwww.Seashepherd.orgwww.Wildaid.orgwww.SeaChoice.org
www.Bite-Back.orgwww.marviva.netwww.sharktrust.orgwww.Sharks.orgwww.sharkalliance.org

www.sharkwater.comwww.tortugamarina.orgwww.greenpeace.org/usaDAN- Divers Aware Networkwww.oceansforyouth.orgwww.seaturtle.org

Not-for-profit foundations dedicated to raising awareness of our oceans:

Ocean Pals & Sea Of Tomorrowwww.oceanwishes.org