Scubapro announce cooperation with Ozeankind
For more than 50 years, Scubapro has been committed to the protection of the oceans. Several years ago the initiative Scubapro Cares was founded. The project works in many ways, such as increasing the use of environmentally friendly materials, the switching to sustainable packaging and the sponsorship of future-oriented projects.
Therefore, Scubapro is particularly pleased about its latest cooperation with Ozeankind® (in English, Ocean child). The organization Ozeankind® was founded by Marina and Micha in 2017 and aims to increase awareness of the ubiquitous plastic problem.
“Plastic is not the problem – bad habits from each of us is the problem.”
Under this motto, Marina and Micha aim is to reach people and motivate them to change small things in their daily life. It’s about education, small changes, recycling, upcycling and clean-ups.
“With the help of local projects in different countries around the world, we want to lead by example, improve situations and change things. We avoid plastic wherever it is possible, find alternatives for disposable items, and above all, pick up other people’s trash. It’s about being role models and informing people rather than proselytizing them.”
Ozeankind® received special recognition in January 2019 at the annual award ceremony of the German dive magazine Tauchen. Traditionally, the proceeds from the tickets are donated to a non-profit organization. This year the proceeds of € 3,900 went to the German organization Ozeankind®.
Ozeankind® has already collected 34 tonnes of waste with the support of many volunteers. The organization facilitates monthly clean-up campaigns, and travels around to inform, motivate and gain more supporters for their movement. Now there are almost 12,000 ocean children already on social media and they get more every day!
“Actually, we just wanted to collect plastic waste. But then more and more people wanted to be part of the movement. It was the best decision of our lives. “
Scubapro is so impressed by this project and the people behind it that the manufacturer has decided to support the organization in its ventures.
Concrete projects include:
- Providing equipment for project implementation.
- Sponsoring of garbage bags for clean-up actions.
- Support of Ozeankind® project communication.
- Purchasing of Ozeankind® Plastikrebell® Recycling Wristbands. The bracelets made from recycled ghost nets, ropes and ropes are available here – https://ozeankind-shop.de/.
- Ozeankind® will also be integrated in special campaigns at fairs and events.
- Presentation & lecture by Ozeankind® on the annual Scubapro Innovation Days.
Many more exciting projects are planned!
Scubapro looks forward to a productive and great cooperation with Ozeankind®!
“WE ARE ALL OZEANKIND® – WE ALL ARE CHILDREN OF THE OCEAN.”
- For more information about Scubapro Cares, please visit: www.scubapro.online/uk/scubaprocares
- Click here for the video “Who is Ozeankind®: https://p.dw.com/p/2zAhS
- Website: https://ozeankind.de (German language only)
Palaemon Divers shortlisted for top Business Award
North West-based Dive Centre, Palaemon Divers, has been shortlisted for Leisure and Tourism Start Up of the Year with Start Up Awards 2023.
Palaemon Divers is delighted to be named a finalist in the Awards which celebrate Start Up Businesses and what they have brought to the economy within three years of their launch.
Palaemon Divers was started by Leanne Clowes in the midst of COVID lockdowns. Leanne walked out of her well paid corporate sales job with no savings after a redundancy in a previous role and spending the majority of the year before COVID to follow the dream! After the redundancy and COVID, life struck just a little differently and the pull to become a full-time dive instructor became impossible to ignore!
So with that… notice was handed in, no savings, nothing physical to start being a full time dive instructor other than personal kit at the time – oh and the fact, Leanne was actually an Assistant Instructor at the time and hadn’t attended the instruction exam at that point as there had been none going on through COVID obviously!
However, the first Instructor Exam that was happening out of COVID was booked onto – no pressure at all with no full time job, no money as a back up, mortgage and bills to pay…
Leanne started freelancing as an instructor in the North West using various outdoor locations for training, and the business snowballed and quickly gained its first physical dive centre in January 2022 along with finding their own private in-water training facility at Princes Dock in Liverpool. Since then, 100s of new people from Liverpool and further afield have been introduced to the amazing sport of scuba, and experienced the abundant life under the surface of the dock itself.
In a time of no travel to outside your area or abroad, Palaemon Divers found something new and exciting to introduce the city of Liverpool to those who spend five days a week in the office looking down at the dock and not really being able to appreciate what the dock actually means to Liverpool!
It became apparent during 2022, that although Liverpool was fantastic, more growth was on the cards which came in the form of a second location, Palaemon Divers – Warrington. The second dive centre is an ex micro brewery in Warrington with a central location close to the M6, M62 and M56, spread over two floors which includes a classroom, workshop, compressor and a floor dedicated to retail.
The efforts in building this business have not gone unnoticed with the shortlist for Startup Awards, and also another shortlist which will be announced in the next month.
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