WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE OCEAN?
Over three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods. However, today we are seeing 30 percent of the world’s fish stocks overexploited, reaching below the level at which they can produce sustainable yields.
– UNDP AGENDA 2030 GOAL 14 Life Below Water
ADOPT A DIVE SITE - RADAZUL
INFORMATION OF 2019
ECO DIVING PROGRAMS
What are these courses about?
AWARE Specialties are all about saving the ocean. 100% of the course fees go to Project AWARE to help protect marine life and all certification cards are AWARE cards with cool photos on them. Enroll in an AWARE specialty course and become part of the ocean community!
What is this program about?
If you love marine biology and want to work as a researcher you should know how to work properly under water. That’s what we teach in this course!
The PADI Underwater Research Assistant is a distinctive specialty course which is only teached by Scubanana on the Canary Islands.
What is included?
The project ECOPUERTOS as a whole has the following objectives: determine the types, quantities and distribution of the existing marine litter in the seabed and also try to know if there is a distinction between these types and quantities according to the different depths in which they are deposited.
The ECOPUERTOS FONDOS SOMEROS Project focuses exclusively on shallow bottoms between 3 and 10 meters, and was already developed in the Alboran Sea in previous years. In 2019 Scubanana started with this project for the first time in the Canary Islands, to verify the differential in the deposit of waste between conditions like in the Alboran Sea, and an ocean in a subtropical area in the middle of the Gulf current.
As part of Project AWARE and the fight against marine debris ‘Adopt a Dive Site’ is our compromise at Scubanana to keep our beloved Radazul bay clean. Every month we dedicate one Sunday to this event, inviting our friends & clients to participate for free. Scubanana gives out free equipment and tanks for people
willing to help the ocean. But ‘Adopt a Dive Site’ is not only for divers, everybody can participate and help from the shore! We collect, identify, weight, and recycle the marine debris we find and share our survey data with PADIs Project AWARE afterwards.