Pattaya Mail Covers Aquanauts Turtle Trip, Pattaya Dive Club

Interns release juvenile sea turtles into the sea.

Scuba diving was much in the news in the Dec. 11 issue of the Pattaya Mail which carried stories on Aquanauts recent visit to the Thai Navy’s Sea Turtle Conservation Center and the formation of the Pattaya Dive Club.

In the Travel & Tourism section, the lead story is Aquanauts Dive students help restore sea turtle population about the Nov. 25 outing to the Sattahip center where interns learned about the endangered turtles of Thailand got to set new ones free into the sea.

“As a leader in protecting the area’s marine environment, Aquanauts wanted to give our students first-hand knowledge about one of the creatures they see and dive with every day,” Aquanauts Managing Director Roger M. Smith told the publication.

Our Diving Instructor Training Internships website has the full story:

The Nov. 25 field trip to the Sattahip Naval Base treated 24 Aquanauts interns and staff to a lecture and video presentation about the Navy’s work to rebuild Thailand’s five endangered breeds of sea turtles, an educational exhibit, a visit to the aquarium and nursery and, in a grand finale, the chance to release 6-month-old baby turtles into the sea.

“It was really a unique experience that gave our students some first-hand knowledge about one of the creatures they see and dive with every day,” said Aquanauts Managing Director and Course Director Roger M. Smith.

The same section also contained coverage of the Nov. 28 seminar where city and national officials laid out a strategy to publicize Pattaya as a wreck-diving destination. In the story “Navy, governments join to promote Pattaya as wreck diving destination,” the paper quoted PADI Thailand country manager Hans Ulrich as saying Navy officials discussed the possibility of sinking yet another wreck within one to two years.

You can read more on the newspaper’s website but be aware the links above will only work for a few days. After that the paper moves its past stories to its . Click the “All Back Issues” link to reach the Pattaya Mail s.

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