My missions and my commitment:
- Protect the Red Sea, starting with OPREDSEA21. By empowering the coastal communities of The Sudan, to sustainably develop, and protect their marine resources; setting an example for the neighboring countries bordering the Red Sea. To that effect I vow to offer my consulting services free of charge to the Red Sea University in Port Sudan, Red Sea State officials, Ministries of Tourism, Education. The Sudan wildlife department, The Sudan Coast Guard, and any other relevant authority, governmental or non governmental organizations, and charities active in the Sudan.
- Combat the negative effects, of globalization and the corporate takeover of the professional diving industry; by uniting quality oriented diving professionals; under the first International Association of Dive Professionals (IADP). Pushing for trade recognition, a new quality rating, professionalism, benefits and giving a voice to it's workforce.
- Continue developing the GOBLU3 initiative, connecting ocean sustainability professionals around the world. Addressing the failings of the classic marine conservation efforts; and subsequently empowering professional divers worldwide through courses and example to do their share locally.
Where does your money go?
Salaries, Transportation, lodging of 3 volunteers.
Including the various personal/professional insurances that come with a hazardous job like ours. It also includes the professional gear (that wears out quickly, under the harsh conditions I operate in). This professional gear, and insurances also ensure the safety for my dive team and myself, while working underwater and on land.
All excess funds received here, on this page will be transferred to the IADP - DIVE PROFESSIONALS to support their non profit work, and OPREDSEA21.
Why Donate? Will your funds be put to good use?
Are you like myself come to the conclusion, that traditional conservation efforts are failing? And that it is time to step up and evolve? Well there's your answer. I vouch to keep you updated of my non-conformist and on the ground approach. Your funds will be handled with transparency, and will enable me to finance a team, there and then; active on the ground with direct, and consistent results; of which we will obviously keep you abreast through our updates.
How to donate?
Donating takes only a few minutes and clicks, child's play basically.
Any and all financial donations are welcome!
Large one time donations are a blessing, but you might want to contemplate a smaller regular/monthly donation.