As well as being one of the most recognizable brands in liveaboard diving and with reputation of excellence and safety the Aggressor/Dancer fleet also put in the hard yards to help preserve our oceans for future generations. Four fantastic initiatives have been implemented in the last few months giving divers their chance to contribute to saving our seas:
- Sea of Change – The Sea of Change Foundation collects all the unused leftover foreign change that you bring back from your liveaboard adventure. It is convert in to usable currency and donated to organizations around the world that benefit our ocean environments.
- Partnering with Shark Savers to Study Sharks in the Galapagos – Working with the Charles Darwin Foundation and with the participation of the Galapagos Aggressors, Shark Savers is collecting data on shark populations to be used in the first study of the role shark populations are playing with tourism in Galapagos. The study involves both conducting a visual census of pelagic species and conducting surveys with guests to assess their experiences with sharks.
- Supporting the Great Fiji Shark Count – Shark Savers is pleased to be both a sponsor and participant in the Great Fiji Shark Count, the first national count of sharks by recreational divers as citizen scientists. More than 3,000 people joined the April Count, logging over 12,000 shark sightings which will help in conservation planning and studying patterns of marine ecosystem health. The data that is collected during the Shark Count will help to map shark distribution and abundance in Fiji. Importantly, via Shark Savers, the exact locations of valuable sharks will only be shared with scientific and conservation-planning partners in order to protect these important, local shark populations. Join the stunning Fiji Island Dancer II
- Turks & Caicos Reef Fund – The Aggressor Fleet has generously donated a trip for 2 on the Turks & Caicos Aggressor II as a raffle prize to support the efforts of the Turks & Caicos Reef Fund. Tickets for this one week cruise are $25 each and only 500 will be sold. The drawing will be held on November 2, 2013 aboard the Turks & Caicos Aggressor II. The value of this raffle prize is $5,590. All proceeds go to support the Turks & Caicos Reef Fund’s dive and snorkel boat mooring project which is being conducted under an agreement with and the support of the TCI Government’s Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs.
to do your bit.