BIDE diver training and education joins Healthy Seas

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11 December 2015

Healthy Seas welcomed a new partner: BIDE. BIDE stands for Buck Institute for Divers Education and is based in Greece. BIDE provides diver training and education and since 2006, has taught divers how to protect themselves and the underwater realm as well as how to properly and efficiently serve the diving community as diving professionals.

BIDE is a new organisation and motivates divers to participate in project based diver education, for all levels. So, education and participation in projects, for example environmental non-profit actions are the key things.

Being a Healthy Seas partner, BIDE divers will exchange knowledge and closely cooperate with the experienced Healthy Seas divers in order to perform clean-up missions as well.

Also, collaboration with the Greek fishermen involved in Healthy Seas is very successful and inspiring. As the ghostnets recovered by the divers are stored together with the collected fishermen nets, those fishermen remove and reuse the lead weights from the ghostnets and in return help the divers pointing out places where they located ghostnets.

For more information, visit the BIDE website www.bi-de.org.

Healthy Seas ghostfishing mission by BIDE

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