Shark Trust announces Mares and Scuba Schools International as new Corporate Patrons
The Shark Trust has announced its latest Corporate Patrons: Mares and Scuba Schools International (SSI). Corporate Patrons are vital to the work of the Shark Trust. Working together, the three organisations will promote shark conservation, engage a global audience and encourage divers to get involved.
The Shark Trust is the leading UK-based shark conservation charity. The team works globally to safeguard the future of sharks, and their close cousins, the skates and rays. Engaging with a global network of scientists, policymakers, conservation professionals, businesses and supporters, to further shark conservation. The Shark Trust works with corporate sponsors to create unique opportunities so that all parties, and of course, sharks, benefit.
SSI, the largest center-based diving organization in the world, fights for the preservation and survival of the oceans and created Blue Oceans. A well-researched, holistic program that is available to both divers and non-divers alike. The Blue Oceans program teaches participants about issues facing our oceans and how their individual contributions can help. More information on this exciting program can be found at BlueOceans.world and on the Blue Oceans Instagram and Facebook social media channels.
Richard Corner (UK Diving Brands Manager) said: “With a number of water sport brands in our group we are hugely reliant on the health of our waterways and the marine life that inhabits it. Over recent years we’ve increased our focus significantly on environmental concerns and hope that our future collaboration with Shark Trust will help us provide the most effective response in our battle to increase shark populations globally. We’re really excited by this partnership.”
Franziska Guttropf from SSI added: “We are very happy to work with Shark Trust and to support their fantastic work to protect and raise awareness of sharks around the world. We are very much looking forward to working together, because sharks are incredible, important animals that have received a completely false reputation from the media.”
Paul Cox (Managing Director of the Shark Trust) said: “We’re delighted to team up with Mares and SSI. Divers are some of the most passionate advocates for shark conservation. So this partnership will be a great vehicle for us to connect with divers internationally, share our story and engage more support for shark and ray conservation.”
Together the Shark Trust, SSI and Mares will be creating positive change for sharks around the world. For more information: www.sharktrust.org, www.divessi.com, www.mares.com
New year, new dive centre: Duttons to open on Anglesey in January 2023
Duttons Divers, who have recently announced a new hard boat to join their growing fleet over on the Llyn Peninsula based at Hafan Marina Dive Centre and a second dive centre that opened in January this year, have another big announcement to end the year on!
It seems that there’s just no stopping the Duttons Divers team as they announce their third dive centre opening – this time on Anglesey!
The dive centre will be open from January 2023, and is based just off the A55 at Llangefni Services, offering ease of access from all over the island and to those visiting for the day who will be passing by on their way to dive.
The centre will offer a fully stocked shop with all major brands, as well as a classroom and meeting place for teaching and briefings for the day’s guided dives around the island, equipment servicing and air fills – perfectly located to get your fills on your way too or from sites all over the island.
Owner Clare Dutton says: “We are extremely excited to announce the new centre. We have looked at Anglesey for a while, but the perfect place just did not come up until now. We wanted somewhere central that has easy access for divers to visit.”
If you would like to find out more about the new site, go to their website www.duttonsdivers.com
New North Wales dive boat for 2023 season
Duttons Divers, the North Wales based Scuba diving company, have been going from strength to strength with the expansion of a new dive centre last year, and now the addition of a second dive boat.
Duttons already offer guided shore and boat dives around the North Wales area, with their current dive boat, Little Viv, taking divers around the Llyn Peninsula. The area offers an array of marine life and variety of dive sites, including wrecks, caverns, scenic wall dives and of course their colony of curious seals at the Tudwals Islands.
The new hard boat has a diver capacity of 10, which can be booked as a single diver or as a group charter booking. The boat has toilet facilities, a kitchen for refreshments between dives and dedicated storage areas for kit.
Clare Dutton says: “We are extremely excited for the addition of the new boat. Little Viv is a great asset to our activities, but now being able to offer dive space only trips too for divers to explore the stunning area around here will make it even better.
The dive sites within this location offer something for all level of diver interest, from shallow interactions with the seals to deeper wrecks with tonnes of history. We are all very excited for the 2023 season!”
Duttons are now taking bookings for the 2023 season. Follow the link for more information: www.duttonsdivers.com/dive-boat