Some of the professional divers have many years of experience in this particular field of marine conservation, such as resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann. For more than a decade, Richard has mentored hundreds of divers to achieve their professional goals and live the diver lifestyle as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor! One of his many passions is to inspire those professional divers, as well as recreational divers and the general public, about the value of protecting and preserving our marine environment.
Recently, we have noticed strong current on and off at certain dive sites within the marine park, and through the years of experience Richard has with net removals, his dive safety briefing emphasised buddy teams and communication.
The team finished their taxing underwater task, and would gladly volunteer over and over again for the benefit of protecting the fragile coral reef!
As with all Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures conservation programs, ‘Ghost Net’ removals are fully sponsored by our operations with logistics and manpower, for which the efforts are regarded invaluable for the sake of our marine life and their habitat.