The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, FL (http://www.facebook.com/#!/turtle.hospital.3?fref=ts) put out the call that it was in need of donated white towels to assist with their rescue and
treatment of sea turtles. Academy of Scuba’s own Dominic Diodato (PADI and Project Aware Instructor) echo’d that call and the Phoenix Dive Community came together to help our friends over 2,000 miles away. Over the last two weeks, the Phoenix Dive Community has dropped off over 100 towels that are being packaged and shipped to Marathon, Florida. The Marathon Turtle Hospital uses white bath towels for the daily care and rehabilitation of the Sea Turtles.
Diodato stated, “I am really excited and proud to be part of such a healthy dive community that cares about the planet’s marine life. I am truly impressed and humbled by how a desert dwelling, landlocked state can respond so quickly and devotedly to a call from Florida. I am glad we can help out.”
Academy of Scuba is committed to helping the Sea Turtle Hospital and will work closely with them to analyze their needs and orchestrate future Towel Drives. Academy of Scuba Inc. would like to personally thank everyone involved in the recent efforts.
Diodato will be teaching a Sea Turtle Awareness Course in February 2012.
Academy of Scuba Inc, with three locations in Arizona, is a PADI Five Star IDC Training Facility, a DAN Training Center/Business Member, a DEMA Member, and a member of the Better Business Bureau. The Academy of Scuba is an industry innovator for developing, implementing, and reinforcing advanced level Scuba diver training programs. The Academy of Scuba focuses on training with an emphasis to create “great divers”. The sole purpose of the Academy of Scuba is to not just put people in the water, but to keep people in the water. The Academy of Scuba assists divers in increasing enjoyment, adventure, and safety through better education and more frequent dive experiences.