Since the day the decision was taken to write iDive MALDIVES, it was clear for both the author and the team that pages of the book will be offered to organizations. We are very pleased to introduce them to you here.
Meet the Contributors
FORMER PRESIDENT OF DIVE ASSOCIATION OF MALDIVES
Zoona is a key figure in the field of diving in the Maldives. She's one of the most respected divers of the archipelago and has been the President of the Dive Association of Maldives for several years.
As President of the Cousteau Divers Association, Pierre-Yves Cousteau continues to implement his father's (Commandant Jacques-Yves Cousteau) commitment to study and protect our seas and oceans. Pierre-Yves, is also a IUCN Goodwill Ambassador, and dedicates his life with an insatiable passion to marine conservation.
CARL GUSTAF LUNDIN
DIRECTOR FOR THE GLOBAL MARINE PROGRAM OF IUCN
As an IUCN expert and the Director for the Global Marine Program, Carl Gustaf Lundin represents one of the most efficient and recognized eco-protection organizations in the world. The IUCN is also at the origin of the RED LIST of Threatened Species; a worldwide reference for everyone concerned with conservation.
THE MANTA TRUST
CONSERVATION THROUGH RESEARCH, AWARENESS AND EDUCATION
The Manta Trust takes a multidisciplinary approach to the worldwide conservation of Manta rays and their habitat through robust science and research, while raising awareness and providing education to the general public and community alike.
The organization was founded in 2011 by Guy Stevens, a worldwide recognized and passionate Marine Biologist specializing in the study of Manta rays. Guy and the author of iDive Maldives have shared numerous cruises across the Maldives and enjoyed many memorable dives.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DIVING INSTRCTORS
As well as the author having been a full qualified PADI professional for a number of years, it seemed natural to offer pages to the world’s largest organization involved in divers' education. With about 1 million newly certified divers every year, PADI has the chance to deliver quality courses at all levels and to bring awareness to its members about challenges relating to marine conservation.