LATE NEWS: Shark Savers' "Thank you to Palau" book presented to Palauan President Toribiong
Shark Savers' "Thank you to Palau"
book presented to Palauan President Toribiong
Photo: Copyright PALAU
may recall that Shark Savers fielded two petitions regarding Palau.
The first one opposed a bad shark fishing law and the second one
thanked Palau for subsequently protecting sharks by creating the
National Shark Sanctuary. We created a book consisting of your
signatures and comments for presentation to President Toribiong.
Today, our book was presented to the President on our behalf by our
friend, Dermot Keane of the Palau Shark Sanctuary.
Here is Dermot's report: Read the complete article @
Shark Savers' "Thank you to Palau" book presented to
Palauan President Toribiong
Late News: Tiny Palau has warned the world ...TV report on Palau Shark Sanctuary
Tiny Palau has warned the world it will protect its natural resources, but with only one patrol boat, can the shark sanctuary ever be enforced?
Dateline video journalist David O’Shea takes his first ever scuba dive and plunges into the controversy over saving the ocean’s top predator. read more Click this LINK or the Image above.
Watch our report and take a look at our photo gallery of behind the scenes photos and underwater pictures from David's story.
In support of the Palau Shark Sanctuary & Sam's Tours
Let the fun begin Kids... Sam's Tours hosting Palau Kids Sea Camp another first for Palau!
LET THE FUN BEGIN....
© Gunther Deichmann - discover the magic of Palau
THE PALAU KIDS SEA CAMP has started... just in from Palau; fun and education for Children another first for Palau and Sam’s Tours, locally sponsored by Continental Airlines, Palau Royal Resort and Sea Passion Hotel & of course Sam’s Tours our Partner in the Philippine Micronesia Alliance.
This is another first for Palau the first one being the Shark Sanctuary...not only is Palau a Shark Sanctuary but now contributing to Childrens education... learning about our environment while having real fun.
Special thanks to all the International sponsors: Sport Diver Magazine - PADI Diving Society - PADI Project Aware - SCUBAPRO - Uwatec
UK Underwater Kinetics - Sea Life Camera - DAN Divers Alert Network.
Good luck to all Kids and adults who
have joined this fun trip to Palau...
have lots of fun and be good.
Due to this international event we have provided an additional Photo Gallery just click this LINK.
Further more we try to update you in the coming days on all of the activities from one of Natures best kept secrets...PALAU.
Please Note: all Photos in the Gallery and on this Page are © and courtesy by: Sam’s Tours, Nick Martorano, Margo and please forgive me if I have forgotten some one.
EXECUTIVE BRIEFING - FINAL
Kids Sea Camp –
November 22 – 28, 2009, Koror, Palau
Palau Royal Resort
Sea Passion Hotel
Sport Diver Magazine
PADI Diving Society
PADI Project Aware
SCUBAPRO - Uwatec
UK Underwater Kinetics
Sea Life Camera
DAN Divers Alert Network
About Kids Sea Camp: www.kidsseacamp.com
Kids Sea Camp was founded in 2001 by Ms. Margo Peyton, a scuba diver and mother of two children. Kids Sea Camp now visits over 8 countries around the world and is a two time Emmy Award winning prestigious program coveted by top diving destinations. Kids Sea Camps are hosted by PADI 5-Star Dive Centers in exotic destinations that include Bahamas, Bonaire, Belize, Costa Rica, Fiji, Grand Cayman, Galapagos, and now Palau!
Kids Sea Camp is a fun-filled vacation for families who love the ocean and promotes greater awareness of the marine environment with a strong focus on conservation. During Kids Sea Camp, students enjoy multiple educational activities teaching them new and fun things about the oceans in both classroom environment and hands-on programs.
There are approximately twenty families attending Kids Sea Camp Palau, mostly from the United States. All participants will stay at the Palau Royal Resort hotel while educational activities and evening programs will take place at Sea Passion Hotel.
Children will attend daily marine educational programs, based on their age groups, which include learning to snorkel and scuba dive. Dive certified adults and teens will enjoy snorkeling and diving on Palau’s world renowned outer reefs. SEEDS OF PROMISE, a Palau non-profit group, will conduct the educational activities and programs for children. Evenings will be spent together as families with themed entertainment following dinner.
Sam’s Tours is very pleased to have secured this much sought-after event for Palau with over twenty families attending the very first Kids Sea Camp to be held this side of the globe. We are also happy to report that we have secured Kids Sea Camp for Palau again in 2010, and expect more than fifty families to participate in an expanded program.
Kids Sea Camp - Principals
EXECUTIVE BRIEFING UPDATED
EFFECTIVE 11/22/09 – FINAL
Kids Sea Camp – VIP Attendee List
Peyton: Founder Kids Sea Camp
Margo, who began diving in 1989 and is a PADI Dive Master with thousands of logged dives, founded Kids Sea Camp in 2001. She is also a photographer and an artist who works with local schools providing marine oriented educational presentations. Margo contributes to Oceans for Youth, Ocean Pals, Sea of Tomorrow, Ocean Wishes and many other charities, donating, proceeds, trips and art work for silent Auctions where proceeds go to her favorite charities. She has won two Emmy Awards for her educational programming.
In 2009, Margo was inducted into the prestigious Women Divers Hall of Fame, an international not-for-profit organization established to recognize the elite and outstanding women divers whose achievements have enriched the worldwide scuba diving community. Margo resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida after moving from the Cayman Islands.
Ron G. Steven “Rogest”: Marine Artist
Ron Stevens is a renowned marine artist, dive instructor, and North American Group representative for Mike Ball Expeditions Australia. Ron has worked with Kids Sea Camp since 2003, sharing his interests in painting, poetry, song and dance with kids and adults alike. Ron’s work has been featured in many diving and marine environment magazines.
For more information visit: www.rogest.com
Ms. Carolyn Pascal: Publisher, Bonnier Corp www.sportdiver.com
Sport Diver Magazine
Scuba Diving Magazine
Mr. Jerry Beatty Associate Publisher
Dive Training Magazine