Saturday, July 20, 2024

PADI AWARE Foundation and Medik8 Team Up to Help The Oceans


The PADI AWARE Foundation has teamed up with skincare brand Medik8 to protect some of our planet’s most fragile ecosystems.

The sustainability-focused skincare company is a new PADI AWARE Foundation 2023 Community Grant Program sponsor.

The program aims to support initiatives, whether big or small, across the globe that protect our oceans. Initiatives supported vary from reducing and eliminating marine debris to coral, restoration, citizen science and even conserving whales and turtles.

Commenting on the new sponsorship, Alexandra Florea, the head of sustainability at Medik8, stated:

“As a brand, we strongly believe that increased social investment will allow us to make a more significant mark on wider society. Working with grassroots organizations who understand exactly what is needed on the ground will mean we can generate the greatest impact. We chose PADI as our long-term charitable partner because, like us, they put science at the heart of everything they do to bring about positive results.”

While the PADI AWARE Foundation’s Global Director Danna Moore stated:

“Last year we launched the Grant Program to directly support PADI Members and NGOs driving meaningful conservation projects, often who have little or no funding supportThis year, due to the collaboration with Medik8, we can provide more resources directly to local communities that need them most. Medik8 is a like-minded organization that shares our science-based, sustainability-driven, and community-oriented values – and will be a strong partner committed to helping us create positive ocean change.”

You can find out more about the grants here.

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for