A much needed update!
Apologies to those who have been diligently visiting the blog to check on activities! Hantu really appreciates this enthusiasm and requires it immensely! Unfortunately there have been few recent updates on our work, so I decided it's about time!
While we've not conducted any trips of late to the islands, it doesn't mean that we've not been active! The Hantu Group together with the Blue Water Volunteers have been tirelessly working to train volunteers as part of our Reef Friends Xplore! Program. As the selection phase has passed, the team comprised of divemasters, biologists, and most importantly, activists and passionate individuals, now enter the theoretical phase of the project as we prepare the modules and workshop activities for the potential reef guides.
For those who enjoy fieldwork, not to worry, there are further practicals as we hone in on appreciating the Hantu landscape! It looks like an exciting New Year ahead and we look forward to beginning the new phase of the course with all the volunteers!
The Hantu Group, also in cooperation with the Blue Water Volunteers, persevere in our education and preservation efforts of the Hantu reef and all its inhabitants by engaging in dialogue with other conservation groups within the Island Nation.
This behind-the-scenes efforts often require a great deal of time and physical investment, and we hope you understand why we've not scheduled any visits to the island in the past month.
BUT THE NEW YEAR LOOKS GREAT!
The Hantu Group looks forward to increasing the frequency of its dives to the island in the New Year, and we are eager to integrate the skills and passion of the guides that will graduate from the Xplore! Program into our trips! But we will need all your support to make this happen, so we look forward to meeting heaps of new divers and also some familiar faces in 2006!
Keep visiting this Blog as it is our main medium for communicating with you, the people who will keep Hantu alive!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!