PADI http://www.padi.com PADI exists to develop programs that encourage and fulfil the public interest in recreational scuba and snorkel diving worldwide. The PADI Mission... To teach the world to scuba dive.
DAN SOUTHERN AFRICA http://www.dansa.orgÃƒ‚Ã‚ Divers Alert Network , a non-profit organization, exists to provide expert information and advice consistent with the current medical literature for the benefit of the diving public. DANÃƒ‚Ã‚´s historical and primary function is to provide emergency medical advice and assistance for underwater diving accidents, to work to prevent accidents, and to promote diving safety.
SHARKLIFE http://www.sharklife.co.za The SHARKLIFE Mission: To prevent the shark species from declining to a point beyond recovery with a direct focus on altering public misconception through shark education, research and legislation.
EAST COAST FISH WATCH http://fishwatch.tripod.com/ The East Coast Fish-Watch Project is an informal community enterprise designed to help us (everyone who is interested) learn more about our marine fishes and develop an awareness of the rich diversity of our fish fauna.
ICHTOS Ãƒ¢€“ Friends of the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity http://www.saiab.ru.ac.za/ichthos/index.htm Ichthos aims to facilitate easy communication between scientists and the members of the public who have an interest fish, research and the aquatic environment.
Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI)Ãƒ‚Ã‚ http://www.ori.org.za/Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ORI is a division of the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR) which strives to stimulate community awareness of the marine environment through education and promote wise, sustainable use of marine resources through scientific investigation.
FISHBASE http://www.fishbase.org/home.htm A global information system on fishes. Fishbase has a huge amount of information on fishes. (28,900 Species, 207,400 Common names, 38,600 Pictures, 36,000 References, 1,230 Collaborators, 11 million hits/month).
REEFCHECK http://www.reefcheck.org/ Founded in 1996, Reef Check is a volunteer, ocean conservation organization designed to save coral reefs globally. Now in its ninth year of operation, Reef Check is active in over 82 countries and territories throughout the world.
The Gauteng Underwater Photographic Society (GUPS) http://www.gups.co.za/ GUPS is a non-profit society based in Gauteng, South Africa, that aims to promote learning and interaction around underwater photography amongst its members and to develop relations with the wider diving and travel industry.
The Sea Slug Forum http://www.seaslugforum.net/ The Sea Slug Forum is a site where you can ask questions and post information on sea slugs including nudibranchs, bubble-shells, sea hares and side-gilled slugs.
Accommodation Links in Southern Africa