The period of pause during the global quarantine and the parallel needs of scientific documentation on health issues is pushing for a re-examination of the relationship between people and environmental impacts. With this in mind, we plan our next steps in Dive In Action.
“Dive In Action” starts the new year with 2 new programs, based on marine environmental conservation. The structure of the programs is to raise public awareness of marine protection, with the introduction “Envi-net 2020” and to record the first comparative results in marine observation with “Insight Sea 19/20”.
“Insight Sea 19/20”
The program “Insight Sea 19/20” maps all the underwater recordings of the past year and corresponds to the new observations.
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The “Envi-net 2020” program opens with the first 4 scuba diving environmental education grants, enabling the candidates to become familiar with environmental diving through the development of classic diving skills.
The Marine “Pollution Prevention” Program for 2019 was completed with 4 underwater cleanups in Santorini, 2 coastal and 10 in 5 Cycladic islands. All the actions were done with the help and cooperation by the “Sea Change Greek Islands” program of the AC Laskaridis Charitable Foundation. At the same time, “Dive In Action” completed the first cycle of observations, recordings, and sampling, assisting in related programs. An overview of the actions and findings of particular interest will be published shortly.
We have good results when we work together. Proof of the first underwater and coastal cleaning in Caldera Beach. Six certified divers and six sensitized citizens removed 350kg of plastic and other pollutants from the seabed and beach. A planned action under “Pollution Prevention 2019” Co-organization, Municipality of Thira, GEOTHIRA, Thirean Sea, iSea, Dive In Action. Collaborated, Aegean Divers, Santorini Diving Center, Atlantis. With a donation from the AC Laskaridis Charitable Foundation www.aclcf.org, https://www.facebook.com/ACLCF/ #aclcf, #single_use_plastic_free
Parallel activities for environmental research, especially in the region, derived from the habitat (click here for the marine life pictures and information), the migratory species, and the marine responses to climate change.
“Dive In Action” contributes to the programs of the Mass Mortality Events in the Mediterranean Sea “M. M. E. 2018” and the Aegean University, Department of Marine Sciences. It also collaborates with the iSea Organization alien species program, collecting samples and reporting.
It’s difficult to describe an experience if we don’t try it out first. It’s equally strange to explain anything that we can’t taste anywhere else except the bottom of the sea. Swimming and snorkeling are hobbies we do in an environment which combines the atmospheric pressure and the liquid element. But, is this enough to realize the real sense of lack of gravity? Sure not! The benefits of diving experience are. – Scuba Diving is the only experience that can give us a real sense of how to fly. Freely flying, like in the …moon! – Scuba Diving experience is perhaps the only experience that can change our lives. Escape from our daily stressful problems. – Scuba Diving offers us a completely different world. It brings us to the beginning of life. – Self-contained underwater breathing apparatus, (scuba) can be the best hobby of our lives. – Take action and protect the environment. It brings us in touch with the environment, ecosystem, and awareness to protect it. This is the experience of scuba diving!
Christian, was one of the first that he complete the Volcano diver specialty. With his patience and his great job underwater, time passed successfully perfect. Moment by moment he has seen his buoyancy being done perfectly.
Research and monitoring of the underwater formations of Santorini’s Volcano with the method of frequent and thorough observation using citizen science. “Dive In Action” network protects the sensitive environment and the habitats. They collect any information and fill out a database for the entire research.
TAKING ACTION AGAINST Marine Debris Project AWARE works to reduce the underwater impacts of marine debris and prevent trash from entering the ocean in the first place. Marine debris is not only unsightly, but it’s also dangerous to sea life, hazardous to human health, and costly to our economies. Marine animals become entangled in debris, and even mistake it for food – often with fatal results. Divers, swimmers, and beachgoers can be directly harmed by encounters with marine debris or its toxins. The environmental damage caused by plastic debris alone is estimated at US$13 billion a year.