The ultimate diving marathon – Diver24 – held at the Two Oceans Aquarium at the weekend raised R57 541 in aid of three South African non-profit organisations.
The Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation, Shine Literacy, and the Rural Education Access Programme are the beneficiaries of the funds.
Hosted by the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Underwater Club, the annual 24-hour scuba diving marathon took place inside several exhibits at the aquarium, and more than 100 student divers participated in the event. For 24 consecutive hours, divers kept guests entertained from inside the tanks (alternating divers every hour).
“The past weekend was a great success,” said Kapish Soma from the Underwater Club.
“A massive thank you to our sponsors and to our club – run entirely by students, all of whom volunteer their services. To see so many young people care for the environment and their community is [heart-warming].”
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