Join the race to save sharks by taking part in our biannual Finathon.
DD & PROJECT AWARE
We are arranging swimming challenges, activities, raffles and shark conservation information stands for both kids and athletes.
The Finathon will be open for different ages and abilities to raise much needed funds to save these apex predators.
We are calling on divers, instructors, families, club members, guests and schools to join our Finathon and be champions for sharks. It’s a fun, healthy way to raise awareness for this important cause.
Our event partners Ignite are setting up 3 Open Water Swim courses for you to swim round. You can swim either the 100m course, 400m course or 800m course as many times as you like between 8am and 11am.
There are prizes for outstanding fundraising, distances achieved and more!
Shark fishing is largely unregulated around the world. Overfishing, bycatch and finning – the slicing of sharks fining and throwing away the body at sea - kills thousands of sharks every day.
“Project AWARE has recently helped close loopholes in the EU finning ban and secure international trade protections for 8 of the world’s most vulnerable sharks and rays. But, to ensure the survival of sharks, stricter, enforceable controls are needed for more species at national, regional and global levels,” said Ania Budziak, Project AWARE’s Associate Director of Science and Policy.
“It’s the healthy shark and ray populations that support tourism, which in some coastal communities, territories and states around the world, underpins entire economies. Action is key, not only to keeping shark populations healthy, but also to long-term economic benefits that are not yet fully realized,” added Ania.
Here at Divers Down we place great emphasis on protecting the aquatic world in which we are lucky enough to dive in. Sharks are just one of the many species that need our help to secure their protection for future generations. Supporting Project AWARE, we look forward to holding the first Finathon™ in Dubai.
What to do..
FILL IN THE PARTICPATION FORM
Click Here to Fill in the online participation form! Don't worry its all FREE!
SIGN-UP FOR JUST GIVING
Then setup your own justgiving page supporting Project AWARE.
Tell everybody what your going to do and how to sponsor you!
Family, friends and colleagues! Use social media to spread the word!
GO GO GO GO!
Get down to RIVA Beach Club on May 3rd and swim to show your support for sharks!
Sit back and feel good about what you have achieved and how much you raised to support sharks!