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Program to save lives

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, February 17, 2014

TO prevent complications and further deaths from deep sea diving, young divers in the Yasawas are being put through a marine diving program.

Introduced by Vinaka Fiji Yasawa Trust Foundation, the marine diving school was introduced for Yasawa High School students last year.

"The villagers in Naviti are prone to deaths while diving and complications that happen when they go out to sea," said Vinaka Fiji operations manager Elenoa Nimacere.

"So what we have done is set up a program that allows students enrolled in the marine project to get their diving certificates.

"They attend classes at Barefoot Resort by a diving instructor at the resort.

"Even though it's just an introduction into diving course, we would also like them to go on to get their dive master certificates."

School principal Sala Vereivalu said about 17 students were enrolled in the program.


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