Tim Joins PADI Pres

Dr. Drew, Theresa and Tim - Smiling and Sunburned at MDA's big night June 19 (Jim Miller Photo).

Dr. Drew, Theresa and Tim - Smiling and Sunburned at MDA's big night June 19.

The Guam MDA Treasure Hunt was a huge event attended by more than 300 people in Guam last Saturday.

The theme was treasure but the treasured reefs of the island and the region were the topics of discussion.

I presented a look at the major preserves on Fiji, Yap, Guam and Rota and talk of their various stages of progress and successes to date. Film from Beqa Adventure Divers in Fiji and modeling by Elaine Kwok highlighted the evening’s imaging. Guam’s Chris Bangs also showed amazing macro images and sperm whale photos taken around Guam.

Manta in Guam's Tumon Preserve (T. Rock Photo)

Manta in Guam's Tumon Preserve

Dr. Drew Richardson, PADI President, talked of mobilizing PADI’s 17-million members worldwide for the betterment of the coral reefs and the seas. PADI’s Project AWARE has grown in size and scope annually since it’s inception and aims to make positive changes in the world’s seas. Richardson was assisted by Theresa Gulledge, the PADI Diving Society Manager.

This highly popular and successful MDA event featured great prizes, dinner and drinks and lots of fun for many enthusiastic Guam divers and families.


About Tim Rock

TIM ROCK specializes in the marine world and is an author, photographer and owner of a photo gallery on Guam in the western Pacific. He attended the journalism program at the University of Nebraska – Omaha and has been a professional broadcast and print photojournalist for 30 years. His news photography appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC and CNN. The majority of his career has been in the Western and Indo Pacific reporting on environmental and conservation issues. He has won the prestigious Excellence in the Use of Photography from the Society of Publishers in Asia. His TV show was an ACE award finalist. He also lists many other awards for documentaries, television shows, photography and writing. He works as a correspondent for numerous Pacific Rim magazines. He is the author and contributor to a dozen Lonely Planet/Pisces series guides. Rock’s photographic work is represented by Getty Images Lonely Planet Collection, SeaPics, Polaris Images, Waterframe, VWPics and his own Guam-based agency. http://www.photoshelter.com/c/timrock
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