Deep Blue Adventures and Aqua Lung presenting FINDING THE CURE cancer fundraising dive this weekend
(DiverWire) Dive Travel Wholesaler, Deep Blue Adventures is teaming up this weekend with equipment manufacturer Aqua Lung and several local dive retailers to host Finding The Cure event at Whitestar Quarry in Gibsonburg, Ohio, close to the company’s headquarters and where Deep Blue’s owner and family frequently dive.
The event is being held Saturday August 13th from 9am – 4pm and includes an underwater navigation course, silent auction, raffle tickets, Bar-B-Q and more. A $10 fee to participate in the Finding The Cure dive, as well as all other proceeds raised that day by the various activities will be given this year to a local cancer organization Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio.
Prizes include thousands of dollars worth of equipment from Aqua Lung, as well as more scuba equipment, dive classes, travel and other goodies donated by the participating dive stores which include Aqua Hut, New Wave Scuba and PADI Course Director Patrix’s Scuba. Also a sponsor is Buddy Dive Resort who donated a one week Hotel and Dive package towards the cause.
Last year, divers and industry professionals at the first Finding the Cure in Ohio raised over $3,500. The overwhelming support received from local divers together with the amount they raised, spurred Brian Miller from Aqua Lung and the local dive businesses involved to repeat it this year and possibly make it an annual occurrence.
As well as the chance to walk away with amazing prizes, the event provides the opportunity for divers to gather from all over the region, meet new buddies, spend a fun day diving in their backyard, challenge their skills, and at the same time contribute to an incredible great cause while spending time doing something they love.
If you plan to participate in the event you are asked to consider pre-registering online. Divers who cannot make the Ohio event but would like to contribute in the fight against Breast Cancer, can do so by purchasing a special Dive Pin from Deep Blue Adventures, where the entire amount goes to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. More information on the event and the Dive Pins can be found under the Good Will Diving section on Deep Blue Adventures’ website or by contacting Cheryl Patterson at Cheryl@DeepBlueAdventures.com or calling 888-266-2209 ext. 101.