Sunreef Mooloolaba to submerge & switch off for Earth Hour awareness

SUNREEF Mooloolaba will be running a very special Earth Hour Submerged Dive on the ex-HMAS Brisbane to celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday March 25.

For the third year, Sunreef will be part of the national Earth Hour Submerged campaign to raise awareness about the impact everyone can have on the preservation of our oceans.Sunreef will head out for a night dive and once submerged on the HMAS Brisbane wreck, turn their torches off in symbolic support of the Earth Hour initiative.

Sunreef will head out for a night dive and once submerged on the HMAS Brisbane wreck, turn their torches off in symbolic support of the Earth Hour initiative. For those who can’t make the dusk dive, Sunreef will also host a morning dive, which will discuss how everyone can make a positive different for the ocean environment on the boat ride out the ex-HMAS wreck.

For those who can’t make the dusk dive, Sunreef will also host a morning dive, which will discuss how everyone can make a positive different for the ocean environment on the boat ride out the ex-HMAS wreck.Sunreef owner, Dan Hart said while millions around the world show their appreciation for our terrestrial planet during Earth Hour, the divers who go on this adventure with Sunreef will help create awareness and show respect for our oceans.

Sunreef owner, Dan Hart said while millions around the world show their appreciation for our terrestrial planet during Earth Hour, the divers who go on this adventure with Sunreef will help create awareness and show respect for our oceans. “We will be dropping into the water at dusk so our divers can experience the change as darkness sets in and then we will be using energy-efficient light sticks to guide everyone around the wreck, with a special short “lights-off” experience in recognition of Earth Hour.

“We will be dropping into the water at dusk so our divers can experience the change as darkness sets in and then we will be using energy-efficient light sticks to guide everyone around the wreck, with a special short “lights-off” experience in recognition of Earth Hour.“Night dives are an exhilarating and completely different experience to day-time dives. You will see different sea life including many nocturnal creatures you will not see during the day.

“Night dives are an exhilarating and completely different experience to day-time dives. You will see different sea life including many nocturnal creatures you will not see during the day.“This includes many crustaceans and phosphorescence which glows a distinct green colour during darkness.

“This includes many crustaceans and phosphorescence which glows a distinct green colour during darkness.“If you’re really lucky, you might see a Parrot Fish blow a mucus ball out its mouth, which creates a bubble around them that hides their scent so they can sleep easy through the night and be less of a target for predators,” Dan said.

“If you’re really lucky, you might see a Parrot Fish blow a mucus ball out its mouth, which creates a bubble around them that hides their scent so they can sleep easy through the night and be less of a target for predators,” Dan said.  “Divers are all passionate about our oceans and the environment so this is a unique way for us to come together as a community and raise awareness of global warming and the need for everyone to look at what they can do to help,” Dan said.

“Divers are all passionate about our oceans and the environment so this is a unique way for us to come together as a community and raise awareness of global warming and the need for everyone to look at what they can do to help,” Dan said.“Earth Hour Submerged is also definitely taking it one step further from switching off your TV and lights at home!”

“Earth Hour Submerged is also definitely taking it one step further from switching off your TV and lights at home!”“We will be out there capturing moments before and after we turn our lights out and hash tagging #earthhoursubmerged #jointhefuture and #earthhour on social media to help spread the conservation message and bring awareness to the cause.

“We will be out there capturing moments before and after we turn our lights out and hash tagging #earthhoursubmerged #jointhefuture and #earthhour on social media to help spread the conservation message and bring awareness to the cause.“As divers, it is our duty to give our Oceans a voice, to tell the world that we care about climate change and the impact it has on our oceans and marine life,” Dan said.

“As divers, it is our duty to give our Oceans a voice, to tell the world that we care about climate change and the impact it has on our oceans and marine life,” Dan said.

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Sunreef Mooloolaba is the longest established dive centre in the region, and the largest dive centre in South East Queensland. Sunreef Mooloolaba offers Australia’s first Swim with Humpback Whales experience, from July to October each year, as well as local reef dives, snorkelling trips and diving on the ex-HMAS Brisbane. A 5-Star PADI Training Centre, Sunreef also offers accredited dive courses for all levels of divers and plans and guides international dive trips and travel as well as dive equipment sales and servicing.

For more information on the Earth Hour Dive or anything else on Sunreef visit www.sunreef.com.au or call 07 5444 5656.

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