Thursday, July 11, 2013

Exotic is Swimming to End Finning!

Instructor Tong in fron of Exotic
Exotic is Swimming to End Finning - Join our FINathon!

Did you know shark fishing is largely unregulated around the world? Overfishing, bycatch and finning – slicing off sharks fins and throwing away the body at sea - kill thousands of sharks every day. Join us today to give sharks a brighter future.

Here at Exotic we are passionate about sharks! Most of our divers visiting us here in Malapascua are here because of the Thresher sharks at Monad Shoal, and who can blame them? This is the only place on earth where we have nearly daily encounters of this beautiful shark at only 20 meters depth!  So of course we want to do our part for protecting our beautiful sharks!

Dive with thresher sharks at monad shoal with Exotic island dive resortThe Project AWARE foundation is working on a global scale to protect sharks and they need our help to fight for the sharks! Project AWARE is a non-profit organization and their main goal is to protect sharks and rays.
The goal for the swimming against Finning is to raise $40,000 globally for the protecting of sharks. Here at Exotic, our goal is to collect $3000 by 31st July 2013 and if we do, we will be swimming around the whole Malapascua Island in our pledge to end shark finning!

Right now, we have $450 in the pot and we need everyone to help us reach our goal and support the sharks! 
For everyone who knows our crew... – who wants to see Tong swim around the island? Please sponsor us if you do! 

Finathon at Exotic island dive resort

Don’t worry you will still see us swimming if we don’t reach our top goal:
$1500 - we will swim from north to south!
$1000 - we will swim from Exotic to east garden
$500 - we will swim from Exotic to our House Reef.

As an additional bonus from Exotic to help the sharks
If we reach our goal of 3000USD we will sponsor a FREE 25 fun-dives package to one lucky donor to use here at Exotic. To participate in the draw make sure to leave a comment with your donation.

So you love sharks and want to help, then there are two ways: You can either join our swim on the 31st of July which is our deadline or you can sponsor us to swim. Donating is really easy, all you have to do is follow the link at the bottom of this update and donate online. If you are on Malapascua you can also drop in to our shop and put something into our collection box.

Donate to project aware and suport our cause

Every little bit counts so please help us fight for the sharks and spread the word!

Thank you for helping & supporting us!

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