Date: June 7, 2004
Contact: David Godfrey
Phone: (325) 373-6441
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – The California Diving Company (CDC) is partnering with the Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC), to help save endangered sea turtles. California Diving Company is based in Santa Clarita, California and was founded by a Divemaster who has learned what people are looking for, by talking to divers like you out on the beach or on the boats.
“We want to give back to the Sea, as it has provided us with countless hours of enjoyment and thrills,” said Lorenzo Murillo, California Diving Company’s founder. “The California Diving Company wanted to help save endangered Sea Turtles. To that end, for every Dive Box sold, we are making a donation to the Caribbean Conservation Corporation & Caribbean Conservation Corporation.”
“We are thrilled to be the recipients of The California Diving Company’s support,” said David Godfrey, CCC’s Executive Director. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for divers to purchase a great new product and support sea turtle conservation efforts at the same time.”
CDC’s goal is to come up with new products that will enhance the diving experience. The Dive Box was designed from the staff’s experiences as divers. They wanted a tough, rugged box that divers could just throw their gear in, without the hassles of the zippered pockets and compartments. They also wanted to be able to carry all of the gear in one load (yes, including the tank). In addition, The Dive Box is made from Recycled plastic to reduce the pollution of our environment.
The Sea Turtle Conservancy, formerly known as the Caribbean Conservation Corporation, is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization based in Florida with offices and projects in several other locations. The Sea Turtle Conservancy is the oldest and most accomplished sea turtle organization in the world. Since its founding in 1959, the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s work has greatly improved the survival outlook for several species of sea turtles. The Sea Turtle Conservancy has as its mission the protection of sea turtles and the habitats upon which they depend. To achieve its mission, the Sea Turtle Conservancy uses research, habitat protection, public education, community outreach, networking and advocacy as its basic tools. These tools are applied in both international and domestic programs focusing on geographic areas that are globally important to sea turtle survival. For more information, visit the STC website atwww.conserveturtles.org or call (800) 678-7853.