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Coral Restoration Foundation Curacao announces new Dive Centre partner

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The non-profit organization, Coral Restoration Foundation Curaçao (CRFC) has announced a new partnership with Dive Center Scuba Do.

A new coral nursery consisting of six coral trees has been installed at Dive Center Scuba Do’s house reef located at Jan Thiel Bay.  This coral nursery will hold 360 coral fragments, providing optimum conditions for these corals to grow and mature. The Dive Center Scuba Do staff in partnership with CRFC will maintain these fragments for the purpose of out planting them onto the reef surrounding the nursery. These out planted corals will not only improve the health of the reef, but also increase the local fish populations for the area.

“We are really excited that Dive Center Scuba Do has embraced coral restoration and is now investing in the valuable work we’re doing” said Katie Leeper, CRFC Coordinator.  “Not only are we able to increase the amount of corals that are being restored back to the reef, but we are also able to educate more tourists and members of the public about the benefit of healthy coral reef systems. Awareness of the work we do is incredibly important, and we’re really pleased that Dive Center Scuba Do is involved!”

“As a responsible dive operator here on Curaçao, I believe it is critical that we re-invest in our natural resources to ensure a sustainable outcome for future generations.  The fact is, we are incredibly grateful to have access to such unbelievable biodiversity today here on Curaçao, but to assume that without care and attention that our environment can sustain itself would be naïve.   We must do our very best every day to restore what we as humans have damaged or even destroyed over the years”, says Jan Geerings, Managing Director of Dive Center Scuba Do.

Support from like-minded businesses and dive shops allows CRFC to engage future generations with the health of the oceans and provide hope for restoring the reefs of Curaçao.

Find out more about the work of CRFC at www.coralrestorationcuracao.org.

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Jeff chats to… Richard Corner from Mares about liveaboards and training with SSI (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman chats to Richard Corner, UK Watersports Category Manager at Mares, about the complete experience for all aspects of diving with Mares, their liveaboard adventures with the purchase of liveaboard.com, and the Mares/SSI combination.

Last in a series of four videos.

Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the new Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.


For more information, visit www.liveaboard.com, www.divessi.com and www.mares.com

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Dive on with DIVER Magazine’s December 2020 issue

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DIVER aren’t calling it the Christmas issue because that’s all up in the air but their theme is full of cheer – underwater treasures to be found in our own backyards!

  • Be The Champ! Special: An extended 100th edition of Alex Mustard’s revered monthly column – with the cream of underwater photographers contributing their own pearls of wisdom.
  • Gun Sites: Two tales of individual divers’ exciting weapons hauls – in Cornwall and in Portugal
  • Treasuremen of Bermuda: Story behind one of the most valuable shipwreck treasures ever recovered
  • Wreckful of Ming: Tech divers discover a thrilling cargo of porcelain south of Phuket
  • Dad Found It: Our correspondent dives a sunken Roman city in southern Italy 50 years after her father discovered it
  • Deep Giants: A marine biologist tends her gorgonian garden – in the 100m zone
  • Road Trip 2: The dive tour of Europe continues as our long-term trippers have fun in summertime UK
  • Timepieces: They might not be necessities but diving watches are still prized accoutrements – here’s a guide to 25 of the latest
  • Twilight Zone: Experience the highs and the lows of Curaçao – with the aid of a submersible

Download your copy of the December 2020 edition of DIVER here!

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