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Nominations Open for NAUI Awards 2019

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Each year, the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide) recognizes contributions and services of persons and groups to the Association and to the greater diving community. This year, NAUI is announcing an addition of a new award category: Next Generation Leadership Award. Nominations are open for all categories now through August 1, 2019.

In an effort to recognize the individuals moving this industry forward, the NAUI Awards Committee met earlier this month to organize and plan for its annual Awards program.

The NAUI Awards Committee approved the Next Generation Leader Award for NAUI leaders new to the industry who distinguish themselves with service provided to the Association and show promise of significant achievement. The intent of this award is to recognize members who reach out in some special way to improve the diving sport for youth of the next generation. Their service to NAUI is refreshing because they are either younger in age or relatively newer to the dive industry and already demonstrate strong characteristics of leadership. Individuals nominated for this award use the NAUI motto “Dive Safety Through Education” to support innovation to the next generation and act as an admirable example to other new or young divers and leaders. For criteria, click here.

NAUI’s independent awards are one of the most coveted in the industry and are widely seen as the most robust recognition of innovative success to the Association. Awards in all categories recognize those who represent the best in NAUI, its mission and programs, environmental consciousness, and in diving safety or sport diving in general in such a way as to deserve special merit and attention. Selection of appropriate recipients depends on all members of the Association to place deserving names and achievements into consideration.

Informed members of the Association should be aware of the award designations, the purpose of each, and who can qualify. Descriptions, criteria, and previous recipients can be found at www.naui.org/awards/.

Honorees in each category will be announced at the special NAUI Awards Ceremony taking place November 2019 at the Orlando Convention Center in Florida during the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) Show. Recipients will also be announced on the NAUI Awards page and in the 4th Quarter 2019 blog issue of Sources.

Nominations are now open and close Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 5 p.m. (EST). NAUI members can visit the website’s Awards area to download the easy-to-complete nomination form.

Nominations should be submitted to NAUI Worldwide headquarters by email: marketing@naui.org; fax: +1 813-628-5283; or mail: NAUI Awards Committee, 9030 Camden Field Parkway, Riverview, FL 33578.

It is an honor to recognize the work of individuals who represent the best of NAUI and its mission and who have had such a positive impact on the dive industry as a whole,” said NAUI Awards Chair, Cheryl Thacker. “We encourage our members to take time to reflect on those they know who are worthy of special recognition and submit nominations for the appropriate award.”

For more information please visit the NAUI website by clicking here.

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Iceland issue millionaire whale hunter a licence to murder 128 vulnerable fin whales

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Just a few days ago, Iceland issued millionaire whale hunter Kristján Loftsson a licence to murder 128 vulnerable fin whales.

Fin whales are awe-inspiring — capable of communicating through song, feeling love, and experiencing deep emotional suffering. Loftsson often kills them pregnant, and a study found that these majestic giants can take up to 2 hours to die after being harpooned.

We can still stop this cruelty and protect the second largest mammal on earth – not just this season but for good – by helping change the law and making this Iceland’s last licence.

The Icelandic government is under pressure. The key minister admitted she doesn’t agree with whaling but says the law forced her to grant the licence. Brave lawmakers plan to try to repeal that law.

We can help, like we did before: Let’s make this a PR nightmare for the Icelandic government, and build a 2 million-strong call to put whalers like Kristján Loftsson out of business forever. Time is ticking – add your name and share with everyone you know!

Scientists discovered cells in whales’ brains that process complex emotions like romance and grief. These were thought to exist only in humans and great apes, but whales have up to three times more of them than humans!

Loftsson says he might not have enough time this season to organise the slaughter of these gentle giants.  But he’s not likely to stop. A few years ago, shocked visitors saw one of Loftsson’s ships floating in bloody water, hauling a carcass. “Just tell them to look somewhere else. They can just turn around and look the other way,” he said. Let’s show him that we won’t look away until whaling is gone for good.

Whaling season is open, Loftsson has a licence, and at any moment he could decide to go on a killing spree. So we need to move fast to stop the hunt – now and forever! Add your name and share everywhere – when we make it massive, Avaaz will deliver our call directly to the top decision-makers in Reykjavik!

You can sign the petition here.

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Murex Bangka Announce New Oceanfront Cottages & Beachfront Dining

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Located on a private, palm-fringed, white sand beach and surrounded by kaleidoscopic coral reefs that are bursting with colour and teeming with life, Murex Bangka Resort is a haven for scuba divers. A stay at Murex Bangka gives divers the opportunity to experience a virtually untouched, Indonesian tropical island paradise.

This stunning resort that harnesses solar power, is committed to sustainability and marine conservation – is now offering divers even more home comforts with the completion of its new Premium Oceanfront Cottages and a new restaurant offering exciting indoor and al fresco dining experiences.

NEW Premium Oceanfront Cottages

Murex Bangka Resort offers a duplex style and two detached Premium Oceanfront Cottages which are positioned close to the ocean and are just steps away from the beach.

These tastefully appointed and spacious air-conditioned rooms offer comfortable indoor living and large verandas with outdoor seating. Double and twin bed sleeping configurations are available and all Premium Oceanfront Cottages feature large ensuite bathrooms with twin basins.

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As well as the detached cottages, the duplex option offers two more individual premium living spaces. For families and groups of friends, the two adjoining duplex cottages and the shared adjoining common living room area may be opened up – making this an ideal and generously proportioned for option for families and groups who prefer to stay closer together.

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PREMIUM OCEANFRONT COTTAGE INCLUSIONS:

  • Large verandas with ceiling fans
  • Ensuite ocean view bathrooms with hot water rainfall showers
  • AC throughout the night
  • Minibar
  • Dressing table/desk area
  • Ample storage
  • King size or twin beds with mosquito nets
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Ample wall sockets for charging accessories
  • Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating
  • Shared common/living area (Duplex Cottages)

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New Beachfront Dining

After a day of diving, guests can now kick-back, relax and enjoy flavours from around the world in Murex Bangka’s new beachfront restaurant. As well as serving a la carte dishes from the inspiring menu, diners can enjoy both buffet and family-style offerings.

Dishes combine the freshest of local ingredients and include options for a range of dietary preferences and restrictions. Bangka’s new menu has been carefully curated with the assistance of an internationally renowned food and beverage consultant and there is a focus on combining traditional classics with more contemporary international plates.

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The new and impressive free standing main restaurant allows guests to dine just meters from the shore while enjoying beautiful beach and sea views. Three meals a day are on offer as well as an enticing selection of specialty coffees, teas, mocktails and cocktails. A wine menu is also available and a cold beer (or beverage of your choosing) makes for a perfect way to end the day while watching the sunset over the ocean.

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Book Your Stay

If you would like to find out more about Murex Bangka or to make a reservation, contact: reservations@MurexResorts.com or take a look at the Murex Resorts website: https://murexresorts.com/murex-bangka-resort/

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