FOCUS – SHARK CONSERVATION IN BUNAKEN
Get educated! We show a Special Shark documentary or Shark Quiz in the evenings Every Monday and Wednesday.
Take a course! Two Fish Divers have already donated USD500 to PADI to certify all our instructors so that they can offer the new PADI Shark Conservation Course, this donation has been handed over to the Project AWARE – Sharks in Peril project.
This means that you can take the PADI Shark Conservation Course at any of our locations. The course only costs €50: €20 instructor fee for 2 dives PLUS €30 for the PADI certificate & manual.
All instructor fees from the course will also be donated to the Project Aware – Sharks in Peril Project.
RECENT CONSERVATION NEWS
We have recently developed and launched additional conservation-led educational programmes with Two Fish Divers:
- Eco-Divemaster Course Internships in Bunaken – help with our coral reef watch or shark awareness and get involved in envrionmental activities
- Eco-Divemaster Course Internship in Lembeh – help with our house reef program of coral transplantation and get involved in environmental activities
- Eco-Divemaster Course Internship in Lembongan, Bali – help with our manta conservation program (in conjunction with Aquatic Alliance) and get involved in environmental activities
- Volunteer programme in Bunaken, Lembeh and Lembongan, Bali
Latest from our Conservation Blog:
Project AWARE’s Big Shark Shout Out 2012 is very close to our hearts and we are actively involved with this project here in Indonesia.
Sharks have a high price on their heads as they are highly sought after for their fins, meat, oil, teeth and cartilage. The demand for shark fins, a lack of fishery management and virtually non-existing regulations for almost all shark trade are pushing many shark species to the brink of extinction.
Project AWARE is targeting the power of one of the world’s largest, most effective wildlife conservation agreements to do it – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). While CITES has helped to save a myriad of terrestrial species like the African elephant, the effort to add sharks and marine fish to CITES is still relatively new territory, resulting in difficult battles.
The heat is on to give decimated shark populations the protection they deserve. Divers everywhere are uniting in the challenge – especially for some of the world’s most vulnerable species such as hammerheads, oceanic whitetip, spiny dogfish, porbeagle sharks, manta and devil rays.
NORTH SULAWESI WATERSPORTS ASSOCIATION
Two Fish Divers are actively involved in a variety of local marine conversation efforts, together with other local operators as part of the North Sulawesi Watersports Association (NSWA). Click on the logo to go to NWSA website for more information.
We abide by and encourage the use of the Green Fins Code of Conduct and friendly diving practices. We ask all guides and guests to look with their eyes and not their hands. For more information please visit Green Fins website by clicking on the logo.
We are also proud to be involved with Shark Guardian – an organisation run by Brendon, our Course Director, which is dedicated to shark conservation. To find out a little more about Shark Guardian please check out the video above.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
Make a donation to Shark Guardian or alternatively become a Shark Guardian member and receive a free Shark Guardian t-shirt, and be added to the mailing list for future articles or news about shark conservation.
You can also take an Instrcutor Course (IDC) with us – all our IDC’s include a FREE Shark Guardian instructor speciality course, this allows all our new instructors to run their own Shark Guardian presentations and speciality courses wherever they end up working.