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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”

~Rumi

We are in a climate crisis, it is time to take action, but you are feeling:

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Worried about the plastic particles ingested by the fish which later on are served in our table.
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Overwhelmed by the problems industrial fishing causes in the ocean and the lack of action from governments around the globe.
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Bored because your SCUBA dives are just swimming and watching fish. You want to find a higher purpose for your dives.

Abandoned fishing gear is almost half of the trash found in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

As SCUBA divers we can help to alleviate this situation

And, How can you do your part?

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Learn how to remove abandoned fishing gear during two days of training. After that, you will have a new purpose for your next immersions.

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Meet new people and make friends in a safe environment with like-minded individuals, sharing your values and love for the sea.
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Improve your underwater skills with a boot camp focusing on your Positioning, Buoyancy and Trim (PBT). You will not use your arms to move in the water anymore.

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.

Course structure:

Online session

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

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 …”

Christianne Lemaire. IG: @xx.chrisssss

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