PADI Torchbearer Stanislav Yurchenko, 100% AWARE Grasp Scuba Diver Coach and Undertake a Dive Website Member (521, Mirette Reef) obtained in contact with us on firstname.lastname@example.org to share his conservation story and hopes for the longer term (Trace: Africa-wide Undertake A Dive Website and a brand new Ecological AWARE-inspired Pageant in Moscow, Russia!). Initially from Russia however now based mostly in Hurghada, Egypt, Stanislav is a dwelling instance of how one individual could make a distinction at residence and overseas, by partaking with PADI AWARE Packages, his group and a few outdoors the field considering.
We're proud to share Stanislav’s achievements so far, and encourage any Torchbearer studying this to additionally get in contact with us to share your personal success tales and hopes for the longer term! Collectively, we will save the ocean.
What marine conservation achievements are you most pleased with?
From the very starting of my diving journey, first as a leisure diver after which as a professional, I've been a member of the AWARE group and supporting the packages. It began with voluntary contributions for acquiring my first certifications, then I participated in focused packages together with the current “Make Time 4 Makos” marketing campaign. As soon as I turned knowledgeable diver, I selected to make sure that every of my college students got here away with a compulsory AWARE certification and was/is inspired to pay the voluntary contribution.
As I grew in my diving profession, I noticed that I might do far more than simply assist financially with tasks. I've spoken a number of occasions on the PADI convention inside the framework of the Dive Present exhibition in Russia, participated in volunteer packages, for instance, in South Africa, with the help of the Shark and Marine Analysis Institute. I then utilized for participation within the Undertake a Dive Website program, and for 2 years we've efficiently carried out common cleansing of the reef in Hurghada (521, Mirette Reef). In fact, the outcomes are evident and it’s encouraging to see the distinction – there are mud jumpers on the reef (within the absence of mangroves), the reef is completely wholesome, corals are rising, the quantity of rubbish raised by us from the underside is steadily reducing.
So what's subsequent in your agenda?
I met with representatives of the REPS (environmental affiliation underneath the federal government of Egypt) and acquired there the standing of Environmental Skilled and a certificates for excellent contribution to the preservation of the purity of the Purple Sea. My subsequent process is to increase the listing of reefs underneath my duty. The closest plan is Safaga, El Qusayr, Hurghada, however my future hopes are to incorporate the entire of Africa! I carried out exploration on the coasts of Africa; Gambia, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, and really feel assured a few complete technique coming collectively within the subsequent years.
To start with, a knowledge assortment grasp class is required, after which we will go about common monitoring on a bigger scale. We stay within the 21st century. What meaning is that trendy technique of on-line communication permit us to watch the reef – together with distant reefs – extra successfully than ever earlier than. We plan to contribute this knowledge to the AWARE International Database, as I'm already doing on a smaller scale with my adopted dive website. Sadly, the covid pandemic has put a halt to a few of this work, each resulting from diving restrictions and difficulties assembly. Nevertheless, that is altering and only a week in the past I personally visited reef 521, made positive of its cleanliness and issued new directions. The ADS system works, it simply must be expanded throughout Egypt after which the remainder of the continent. Then our ocean might be cleaner. That is my mission.
However now I want to speak about Europe. Extra exactly, about Russia. Briefly – I feel we'd like a brand new Dive Present. And we made it. This yr. The important thing level of the pageant is ecology. We categorically deny the presence of underwater hunters, trophy fishermen, and so forth on the pageant. Our mission is to draw curiosity to the ocean, to protect the ocean. We're organizing a model new diving and water sports activities present with the help of the Moscow Metropolis Corridor, on the Day of the Metropolis of Moscow. It’s The Huge Ocean Present and I'm the coordinator of the pageant.
The pageant can be held on September 2 – fifth, 2021, at VDNH (that is the most important venue in Moscow and the official venue of the Metropolis Corridor), in pavilion quantity 55. That is the day of the town of Moscow, we anticipate a big attendance. The mission of the pageant is to unite individuals and ocean in a extra harmonious method of interplay. Nicely-being each for the individuals and the ocean. Our tagline is: “Your Key to the Ocean”. We need to deliver collectively all potential forms of water sports activities and leisure on one website. And, in fact, the important thing place in them is occupied by diving, in all its manifestations, from freediving to technical diving and para-diving. Now a pool of Ambassadors is being created, these are declared report holders, public figures, authors of books on diving. We now have the help of the Moscow Authorities and the Ministry of Nature. Negotiations are underway with the Regional Governors, the primary constructive responses have been acquired.
It's our free will to maintain Conservation and Ecology key line of our pageant, as we deeply consider with out the wholesome ocean there isn't a future. Neither for the watersports business nor for the humanity. As we don’t have any main sponsorship or help for such tasks, we've got to make it commercially worthwhile. That is to make sure that it turns into an annual occasion and features wider help. However I voluntarily decline any cost personally; that is my contribution to our ocean. If every of the inhabitants of the Earth provides one cent – it's already seven billion dollars! The principles are easy – with small actions, we will create an enormous deal.
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