Scuba Diver Magazines

Dive Project Cornwall Basecamp emerges

Advertisement

Related stories

Fourth Element partners Sea Shepherd

This year on Black Friday, Fourth Element are announcing...

BSAC scholarships for Army CCF

As part of an initiative to highlight scuba training...

Clare Dutton ‘one of 100 female entrepreneurs to watch’

Clare Dutton, the innovative and energetic Director of Duttons...

Drones target ghost nets

Led by conservation biologist Dr Sol Milne and Ghost...

PADI helps protect sharks at CITES

PADI is celebrating a major win in their fight...

The basecamp for Dive Project Cornwall is emerging from a previously barren field at Porthkerris as it continues to seek donations to its Crowdfunder campaign, with the aim of achieving its funding goal of £40,000.

The project, which is a not-for-profit community interest company, has raised over £180,000 to deliver the educational tools to schools, but still needs support to reach the final target.

With money raised so far through sponsorship and donations (without a penny of government or grant funding) Dive Project Cornwall is becoming a reality, and 400 young people from around the UK will get their first taste of diving. The children taking part will find themselves at an amazing venue, with a purpose-built campground featuring large tents, a fire pit and seating, an awesome briefing/relaxing area known as the Dragon's Pit, a kitchen with water and power, even herb gardens, all with an outstanding view out over the Cornish coastline.

Dive Project Cornwall
A previously barren, over-grown field has been transformed into a Basecamp for Dive Project Cornwall

Since its inception, like many organisations, Dive Project Cornwall has seen its cost base rise exponentially, with increases in almost every provision being offered, hence the Crowdfunder – click here to donate now.

If you needed any more convincing, take a look at the Dive Project Cornwall competition video entries from schools up and down the country. Andy Forster, the founder of Dive Project Cornwall, said: “The imagination, creativity and overall effort has been truly inspiring, and the passion for marine conservation from our young people is joyful.”

Dive Project Cornwall
The transformation is incredible
Mark Evans
Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. 30-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.

Listen to our Podcast

LET’S KEEP IN TOUCH!

Get a weekly roundup of all Scuba Diver news and articles

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Latest stories
1 COMMENT
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

1 Comment
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Martin Peake
Martin Peake
5 months ago

Our Year 9’s at Cleeve School are super excited to have won the Gloucestershire round, and they have committed to raising £2000 for Dive Project Cornwall to help out. They’re excited now – what will they be like when May rolls around and we pile into the minibuses and head for Porthkerris?
BIG THANKS to the Dive Project Cornwall team and sponsors!

1
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x