Fund a Project


Splash Awareness program

This program is specifically designed for kids, with flexible adaptations for ages from 5 to 12 years old. Kids are taught how to safely use snorkeling gear and to operate simple underwater digital cameras. They are guided with a professional team to a safe shallow bay where they can snorkel and take pictures of themselves and of the creatures they find.  After the water, kids are usually hungry and we provide a meal. Then we start to look at the pictures they took and discussion on ecology and environmental issues start from there. Whenever we can, we give them copies of the pictures of themselves snorkeling so they have something to remember, to be proud and to show family and friends. The program usually finishes having the kids color some illustrations to take home with some important local environmental basic info. Whenever the water conditions doesn’t allow to snorkel, it is always possible to find optional water field trips to a lake, a river, or organize a beach cleanup.

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A chance to read, share and learn

It is already proven that early learning is more cost effective than any other kind of schooling. There are few things that produce more bonding between kids and parents than read a book together. The felling and the emotion set up the perfect moment for knowledge development. We believe that creating great books would be a great way to make a change. Promote conscious artists and publish our own environmental books, and distributing them for kids to read, own and share with family and friends. Bringing those books to locations where kids don’t have access to own one, or where the local teachers don’t have any kind of resource, is an economic and relatively easy way to educate. Our multicultural team will translate the books to different languages and will adapt them to the cultural context where the books are distributed. We have seen the happiness on school teachers and kids faces when they receive valuable learning tools. Help us to print and distribute these books.

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M.P.A. Ranger SCUBA program:

This program is aim to rangers of Marine Protected Areas (M.P.A.).Provide them with training on SCUBA diving and help them identified common M.P.A’s problems and solutions. Program includes develop Educational Projects, coral reef surveys, permanent buoys installation and maintenance, habitat restoration basics, M.P.A’s management comparison, and divemaster internship.  M.P.A.’s are suffering from a lack of management and funding. Education usually has little or none assigned budget. Give an opportunity for the trainees to become acquainted with existing manuals and references, while facilitating the interaction between experienced M.P.A. administrators, planners and diving professionals. Participatory planning, stakeholder analysis, conflict management, community engagement, and addressing social issues are studied and put them on practice in real projects within the context of national environmental management objectives and the necessary institutional arrangements.

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Shells on the Sea

What about all this beautiful shells for decoration that everyone believe they are caught dead and think it’s harmless to the environment? The business may not appear to be very large, says PhD. Mathew Richmond, but the sheer volume of shells and other marine curios sold is staggering. In addition, shells are used for the commercial production of buttons, inlays in furniture and for the production of specialized lime. The damage to shallow coastal habitats caused by turning over the boulders or prizing coral off the seabed may have considerable local impact on the productivity of the area. Until we have a system of management that ensures collection of the shells and other species sold is not depleting the wild stocks or interfering with the balance of life in the shallow marine habitats, these activities should not be encouraged. DO NOT BUY SHELLS, CORALS OR OTHER CURIOS. Please HELP US spread the word. Your donation would be use to educate at coastal community levels of the dangers of indiscriminate extraction.

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Ocean Ambassador program: Divemaster training for local teen leaders.

This is a one year program where the soon adults will learn physiology, physics, dive gear technology and dive computers use, First Aid, CPR and rescue skills, coral reef ecology, diving compressor operation, dive equipment basic maintenance, apnea training, environmental education, interpersonal skills, English language skills, and leadership skills. The internship is based in a local dive center, from where students also learn how a professional dive operation works. After successfully complete the program, the student earns the first professional certification level of diving: Divemaster. In many areas of the world, the business of SCUBA diving only gives good paying jobs to foreign instructors and divemasters. Expensive training, language and cultural barriers, are the main reason to blame. We aim to train great local divemasters that can educate others on environmental local issues while also have a relatively good paying job opportunities.

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