Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Reef Check Announces new BUDDY BREATHING Program



Dive Shops join with Reef Check to support volunteer divers by providing FREE AIR!

In a major initiative announced today by Reef Check, California’s dive community has joined together to help support volunteers working to protect our nearshore reef ecosystems. Top dive shops across the state have agreed to provide free air to Reef Check divers as part of the Reef Check “Buddy Breathing” program. Divers who show their NAUI or PADI Reef Check EcoDiver specialty card will receive free air fills for Reef Check survey and monitoring work.

“We’re excited to see dive shop operators coming together to help give back to the environment by supporting our volunteer divers as they protect our rocky reefs” said Reef Check California Director Dr. Craig Shuman. “Our monitoring results are helping to educate everyone about the status of our valuable nearshore resources so that they can be better managed and we’re grateful to our partners in the dive industry for such generous help. Pioneering dive shops that have joined together to support the “Buddy Breathing” program include:

  • California Diving Company - Santa Clarita, CA (www.californiadivingcompany.com)
  • Captain Frog Scuba – Bakersfield, CA (www.captainfrogscuba.com)
  • Ocean Adventure Dive Company – Venice, CA (oceanadventuresdiveco.com)
  • OEX Dive and Kayak Centers –La Jolla, Mission Bay and Pt. Loma CA www.oeexpress.com)
  • Peace Scuba – Ventura, CA (www.peaceboat.com)
  • Reef Seekers – Beverly Hills, CA (www.reefseekers.com)
  • San Diego Underwater Adventures – San Diego, CA (www.sduadivers.com)
  • Scuba Haus – Santa Monica, CA (www.scubahaus.com)
  • Scuba Schools of America (nitrox included) – Montclair, CA (www.scubaschoolsofamerica.com)
  • Xtreme Scuba (nitrox included) – Ventura, CA (www.xtremescuba.com)

California’s reefs look very different than they did 30 years ago. Abalone are almost gone in Southern California and big fish have become scarce while our kelp forests have become sparsely inhabited. Working together, divers can unite and bring back this valuable resource. To that end, the Reef Check Foundation plans to train over 500 divers in the next 3 years to help establish California’s first state-wide community based monitoring network. Divers are already being trained but we still need your help. For more information and to get involved, go to www.reefcheck.org/california/index.asp.

Founded in 1997, the Reef Check Foundation (a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization), was established to reverse the coral reef crisis and promote the protection and rehabilitation of reefs on a global scale. The Reef Check California program was founded in 2006. Reef Check programs provide ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions for local businesses and communities, and thousands of volunteers participate in its programs in over 80 countries worldwide.

For more information, visit Reef Check at Scuba Show in Long Beach June 2nd and 3rd in Booth 727 or online at www.reefcheck.org

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