You have probably read from our previous post that our PADI 5-Star IDC Dive Centre is currently hosting a group of students from the Cardiff University for 2 weeks.
As part of their Bachelors, Masters & PH.d Degrees they must go out the field and learn specialised skills they will need later on in their careers as Marine Biologists, Ecologists & Zoologists. Obviously some of the most important skills are scuba diving in terms of technique and safety skills.
Recently however they experienced and learned something that was never planned. Removing an illegal fishing net that was caught in the coral reefs.
The conservation act began when the Downbelow team found a dumped fishing net or commonly known as ghostnet caught in the shallow reefs of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Borneo. Knowing that the longer it stays there, the more marine animals it will trap and kill, the Downbelow team immediately assembled a team as always to tackle the threat.
Together with the students, the team manage to remove the ghostnet safely and make this part of the ocean a little bit safer for our marine friends.
Giving our guests, trainees and candidates a chance to become involved in our conservation act is something that we always do because we want them to experience and see the positive impact to the environment as they put in their effort.
We hope the message of conservation is passed on to them and they will be passionate about the ocean too.
If you choose to complete your professional dive course with us, you will not only be a professional diver but a passionate one as well. Contact us if you would like to discuss about our professional dive courses. We will be glad to help you.