IT IS TIME TO GET THE YOUTH OF THE SOLOMON ISLANDS DIVING!
Dive Munda, a dive center located in Munda Solomon Islands has launched an initiative to train and certify local youth as scuba divers. Let’s find opportunity during this COVID-19 crisis and do something good!
Partner with Dive Munda to “sponsor” or “gift” an open water scuba dive course to a local youth in the Solomon Islands. Those sponsoring can nominate a specific student or gift a course to any local youth.
Dive Munda will facilitate this process via an independent panel (including representatives from our ministry, Tourism Solomons, local community conservation office, Agnes Gateway Hotel and Solomon Airlines). Dive Munda will strongly encourage girls to be nominated and participate.
The age for all youth will be between 10 and 21 years old. Medical clearance and parental agreement will be required.
During lock-down our COVID super special for the open water course is $2,200. SBD ($270 USD). During the months of August to December, Dive Munda will (as part of our dive shops’ social responsibility) fund $800 SBD ($100 USD) towards this course for our local youth plus fund the certification and course materials. The remaining $1400 SBD ($170USD) will be your sponsorship or gift to a Solomon Islands youth to become a certified open water diver.
Local SSI scuba dive instructors, Brian Daga and Euna Zio cannot wait to get started!
Courses will be run over 3-night weekends and students will have to make their own way to Munda. Solomon Airlines and Agnes Gateway Hotel is partnering with Dive Munda to offer amazing certify-fly-stay packages for our youth and their families coming from other provinces.
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Dive Munda aims to train 30 local Solomon Island youth by November (we commit that 60% of the youth will be female) and if we can find the co-sponsors, another 20 by the end of 2020.