We've partnered with Teetalk.ph to start a fund-raising shirt campaign. We're glad to announce it is now live and you can check out the #DiveAndProtect shirt page on their site. Shipping is free when you get two or more shirts! Help us help the sharks & fishes!
From our #DiveAndProtect shirt campaign page:
Do you want to try scuba diving but not quite ready to take the plunge into a full course yet? Then we've got the just the deal for you to get you started, get you Barely Wet for a weekend and scratch the surface of the world of scuba diving!
Where else would be a better spot to take your first dive than at Malapascua? Perfect for long weekends and a partner, or a barkada, we've got a package to take care of your stay, your training, and fun dives!
It all started with a great ocean view.
Gary Cases, a seasoned scuba instructor and a dive shop owner in Malapascua had been toying with the idea of setting up a marine sanctuary ever since he first set foot on island, seeing there was a lot of potential for marine conservation and eco-tourism in the area. He established a few local organizations, but support from the local community was underwhelming. He also started lobbying with local officials but the response to his effort is very slow.