Training Bulletin Live 2013

TB liveDear Divers,
We are pleased to invite you to join us for the first “Training Bulletin Live” of the year.
This short, live webinar, conducted by PADI EMEA staff, will provide you with a walk through of the first quarter 2013 Training Bulletin, providing you with additional information and background. You’ll have an opportunity to pose questions and participate in poll questions.
The webinar will take place on the 18th February at 19.00 GMT. You can register by clicking the link below and adding your details:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/820030065
You can now receive one seminar credit for every three live webinars you attend. We are planning webinars throughout the year on a range of topics, and in a range of languages. You can find all the webinars planned for the first quarter 2013 at the following link:
http://padicdnewsbristol.wordpress.com/about/instructor-development-events-2013/1q-2013-webinar-schedule/
You are now able to register for any other webinars that may interest you. Please continue to refer to this page in the future, as additional webinars will continue to be added.
If you have any questions regarding the Training Bulletin Live, or any other webinars, please contact the Training Department at [email protected]
With best regards,
Your PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa Team,

Project AWARE: The Countdown to CITES March 2013 is On: Join the Battle to Protect Sharks and Rays

citesawareThis article is courtesy of Project AWARE.

In March 2013, world leaders will meet in Bangkok, Thailand to determine the fate of some of the world’s most critically endangered species. On the table: 11 shark and rays species including hammerheads, mantas and the oceanic whitetip.

Project AWARE will be on the ground at CITES: March 2013 to make sure the dive community’s voice is heard loud and clear. We’ve been busy for over 2 years pushing forward proposals for sharks and rays, and navigating the complex world of high level politics. For the first time ever, divers are represented on this international stage. Project AWARE is your voice.

From now until March we’ll be calling on your help to move our actions one step further in our battle to protect sharks and rays.

Social Media: We’ll be maximising social media with Donate your Status appeals, Twibbons, and downloadable cover photos to help spread the word through the global dive community as we fight to secure protection for sharks and rays.

Direct Petition and E-Letters: Over 120,000 of you have signed the petition to give sharks a fighting chance. Encourage your new divers and customers to sign on. www.projectaware.org/sharkpetition

Also look out for our e-letter sending a message direct to Ministers and CITES Representatives. Your letter will be delivered straight to their inbox.

Drive action locally: As a dive professional your support is critical, now more than ever. Lead efforts locally to inspire your community to share a message to CITES leaders. You can also teach the AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Specialty Course to inspire your divers into action.

The opportunity to make significant and powerful changes to save hundreds of thousands of sharks each year has never been so great.

It’s time we sent governments and CITES Representatives a clear message: The dive community demands better protection for sharks and rays.

Stay tuned by visiting www.projectaware.org or checking out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ProjectAWAREFoundation

Thank you to all PADI Members and Dive Centres who support Project AWARE. Please look out for more alerts from Project AWARE on how you can get involved.