DIVE PROJECT CORNWALL in conjunction with PADI believe it is every young person’s right to experience the ocean and that educating children about the wonders of the planet’s marine environment and the crucial part it plays in our existence, and that of all ocean life, will help safeguard our seas for future generations.
To help raise awareness about the vital role the planet’s marine environment plays, Dive Project Cornwall has launched the ambitious project to educate hundreds of thousands of young people by delivering an education programme directly into schools across the UK, in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society. A major part of this project involves a nationwide competition open to all secondary schools for 400 lucky teenagers to win the experience of a lifetime; a 6-day, life-changing trip to Cornwall where they will learn to scuba dive at a PADI dive centre, enjoy outdoor adventures, take up beach-related activities and attend presentations from leading marine industry experts.
Teenagers will become PADI Open Water Divers and encouraged to become PADI Torchbearers – ocean influencers who positively engage, inspire and motivate the next generation to save our planet, and they will end their trip as PADI qualified open water divers.
Help inspire the next generation of ocean activists by spreading the word about this competition and making sure your children’s schools are registered!
Registration closes in mid-April and a panel of judges will select the winners on 30th May.
The judging panel confirmed to date includes: Emma Samuelsson, Regional Manager, PADI, EMEA, Kim Conchie, Deputy Lieutenant of Cornwall, Malcolm Bell MBE, Head of Tourism at Visit Cornwall, Trevor Osborne, Chairman, The Trevor Osborne Property Group, Paul Strike, Founder & Director, Fourth Element and Hannah Tapping, Editor, Cornwall Living & Drift.
More information on the competition as well as the judging criteria can be found below.