The Whale Shark image featured on the new 2019 PADI® limited edition card supporting Project AWARE®’s conservation work captures the ocean as it should be: clean, healthy, thriving with abundant marine life. But don’t get mistaken! The ocean is in trouble and needs your support! The new card is available to PADI Pros from October 2018 and will be available to student divers throughout 2019 when it launches in January. 100% of your donation to Project AWARE supports ocean protection.
Dan Charity’s spectacular whale shark photo, captured off the coast of Thailand, was awarded winner of the Annual World Oceans Day Oceanic Photo Competition in the Underwater Life category 2017 at a ceremony hosted by the United Nations in New York City. Dan’s photo was also nominated in the prestigious National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year and British Photography Awards contests. The photograph was taken whilst diving the remote reef of ‘Sail Rock’, which the gentle giant was using as a cleaning station, between the Islands of Ko Pha Ngan and Koh Tao.
Celebrate the ocean as it should be and support Project AWARE’s #NextMillion2020 goal for a clean and healthy ocean. Join the adventure!
Whale Shark Photo Copyright Dan Charity