Introducing Diviac Eco Travel30th November 2016 | Sandro Lonardi
Diviac is proud to introduce Diviac Eco Travel - a concrete way for divers and travelers to make a difference when it comes to the conservation of our oceans and the protection of its inhabitants.
Diviac has partnered with some of the most renowned marine research centers and NGOs to offer divers exciting vacations during which they can learn more about our oceans and marine life as well as marine research and conservation.
The first three organisations to offer conservation experiences with Diviac are the Bimini Biological Field Station (a.k.a. Sharklab), Manta Trust and the Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines.
Taking part in a Diviac Eco trip means joining the researchers of one of these organisations to learn more about a specific marine critter and to participate in the latest research findings, research methods, identification and naming of these creatures.
Also, a portion of the proceeds from each Diviac Eco vacation goes to the conservation organisation and is used to help further research.
By joining the Bimini Sharklab in the Bahamas, divers have a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the latest research on sharks and rays including great hammerhead, lemon, tiger, bull, reef and other shark species. During the visit, guests will be able to swim safely with several species of these magnificent predators.
With the experience organised by the Manta Trust, holidaymakers will dive and snorkel with manta rays and whale sharks in the Maldives.
Finally, the Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines will take divers snorkeling with whale sharks and diving with manta rays in Donsol, Philippines.
“Both Diviac as a company and all its employees deeply care about the conservation of our oceans and the beautiful creatures that populate them. We’re very proud to be working together with these important organisations to increase awareness and concretely support our oceans,” said Joel Perrenoud, founder and CEO of Diviac. “This is just the first step in our commitment to protect and promote marine life. We’re already in the process of adding more organisations and experiences and becoming more and more involved in ocean conservation.”
"We're excited to collaborate with Diviac to bring awareness of the conservation of sharks and their relatives to a sophisticated public." said Dr. Samuel Gruber, founder of the Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation (BBFSF).
"We are glad to collaborate with Diviac, an operator devoted to marine conservation and willing to add a research and awareness component to their dive experiences." said Guy Stevens, founder and CEO of Manta Trust.
“We're very pleased to partner with Diviac to help engage more divers and tourists in this cause and increase awareness of environmental issues.” said Dr. AA Yaptinchay, Director of the Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines.