Become a conservationist SCUBA diver.
Learn how to remove ghost fishing gear during your recreational dives in total safety for you and the marine environment.
“Dive in the ocean, Leave and let the sea be you”
We are in a climate crisis, it is time to take action, but you are feeling:
Abandoned fishing gear is almost half of the trash found in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
And, How can you do your part?
Learn how to remove abandoned fishing gear during two days of training. After that, you will have a new purpose for your next immersions.
Who am I?
Hi! My name is Luis J. Gonzalez and I want to share with you all the knowledge I have about marine conservation and SCUBA diving.
I am a software engineer and SCUBA diving instructor, an ocean and nature lover. I lived 5 years in Montreal, Canada, so we can understand each other perfectly in Spanish, English or French.
During the entire experience, I will be nearby and will show you all the wonders offered by the country I was born in which is one of the most biodiverse in the world: Colombia.
The world’s oceans are under stress like no other in history, let’s take action and do our part to protect them.
Ghost Fishing Gear Removal Specialty
This is a new distinctive specialty from the Professional Asociation of Diving Instructors (PADI). During two days of training, you will learn the skills needed to remove abandoned fishing gear underwater in total safety for you and the marine environment.
Prerequisites and additional information:
- You must be an Advanced Open Water diver or equivalent.
- Minimum age: 15 years old.
- Maximum depth: 19 meters.
- We will send you a medical questionnaire before signing up. If you answer “yes” to any of the questions, you must present medical certification to be able to dive.
During a zoom call we will review the following topics:
- Reasons and opportunities for ghost nets removal
- Equipment considerations
- Diver equipment
- Dive site conditions and hazards
- Fishing gear characteristics
- Recovery procedures
- Post-dive activities
Practical sessions are divided into two parts:
- 1 confined water session: where you will get familiar with the environment and equipment. Time for practicing your PBT (Positioning, Buoyancy and Trim).
- 3 Open water sessions: you will apply all the concepts from the theory session for removing ghost fishing gear.
The immersions will be executed during two days.
What my students say about me:
“… Luis is such a conservative and safe diving instructor …”