Augusta, Georgia – Aggressor Adventures® and SSI® have partnered to raise funds for the Sea of Change Foundation with an incredible adventure-themed, online auction open for bidding and monetary pledges from October 16, 2023 (8:00 AM EDT) to November 18, 2023 (11:59 PM EST). All funds raised support the Foundation’s mission to create positive change for the natural world we all love to enjoy and explore. The Foundation is a US-based, tax-exempt nonprofit and the official conservation partner of Aggressor Adventures®.
Over fifty auction items are offered at an incredible value with most opening bids starting well below retail value including amazing trips, adventures, water sports and dive gear, original and signed artwork (donated by the Guy Harvey Foundation and Michele Westmorland), camera gear, gift baskets/cards and so much more!
Starting with Aggressor Adventures®, there are four “trips of a lifetime” to bid on:
- 1 week for 2 guests aboard BVI Aggressor® with a Balcony Suite
- 1 week for 2 guests aboard Red Sea Aggressor IV®
- 1 week for 1 guest aboard Jardines Aggressor II®, Gardens of the Queen, Cuba
- 1 week for 2 guests aboard Bahamas Aggressor®, Tiger Beach via Liveaboard.com
Or bid on a fabulous 1-week, liveaboard trip for 1 guest (with 20% off a second guest) for the “ultimate whale shark adventure” in the Sea of Cortez with Nautilus®.
Fantastic land-based adventures to bid on include a 3-day shark and turtle field research experience with MarAlliance and, separately, a hotel stay and tour at Lamanai Landings, both in beautiful Belize. Or bid on a fabulous 7-night stay/dive at Manta Ray Bay Resort, Yap! Is the Philippines on your adventure bucket list? Dive/stay for a week at two boutique resorts with Amuni Ini. Or rest and relax with a 7-night stay for six people in a private villa on St. Lucia; or a 7-night VIP stay for two guests in Treasure Beach, Jamaica…!
The auction also includes the best dive gear starting with everything a diver needs, including brand new regulators, BCDs, computers, masks/fins/snorkels, dive bags, wetsuits, and rash guards from leaders in the industry, including Aqualung®, Coltri®, Mares®, SCUBAPRO®, TUSA®, Henderson®, OCEAN REEF®, Shearwater®, and Sharkskin®.
To complete your adventure, the auction also offers two paddleboards from AKONA®, a Suunto® sports watch for outdoor expeditions, the best reef-safe skincare from Stream2Sea®, complete travel kits from SSI®, a choice of three Hoffner knives, and underwater camera equipment from GATES and the Mike & Mike Photography School®.
“We are deeply grateful for the support of our wonderful sponsors, Aggressor Adventures® and SSI, and for all our generous donors, including California Diving News/Scuba Show, DAN, and Classified Diving. Without the dive and adventure travel community’s dedication to conservation and their generosity, this amazing auction, and the critical conservation it will fund would not be possible,” said Samantha Whitcraft, the Foundation’s Executive Director. “We are so excited to work, again, with Guido Waetzig, SSI’s CEO, and so many conservationists working to preserve our coral reefs, terrestrial ecosystems, and threatened species,” says Wayne Brown, Aggressor Adventures® CEO and Board Chair of the Foundation. “Please join us in raising funds by bidding in or donating to the auction to help support the Foundation’s excellent work with innovative, community-based conservation projects around the world.” Check out the auction, LIVE NOW, and bid to create your “trip of a lifetime”!
About the Sea of Change Foundation
The Sea of Change Foundation funds conservation and research initiatives that create positive change for the natural world. The Sea of Change Foundation looks for partner charities, conservation projects, and community initiatives to support along with developing innovative solutions to environmental issues. With the Sea of Change Foundation, 100% of all funds raised go directly to education and conservation around the world to help ensure future generations can enjoy the natural world as we do today. Learn more at www.seaofchange.com.
About Aggressor Adventures
Since 1984, Aggressor Adventures® has offered travelers liveaboard scuba and snorkeling charters, luxury river cruises and exotic wildlife safaris. To learn more, you may also visit Aggressor’s Media Hub, listen to their podcast series, view videos on Aggressor.TV and browse the new catalog. Worldwide locations are Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Galapagos, Komodo, Indonesia, Maldives, Mexico, Palau, Philippines, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Red Sea, Roatan, Honduras, Sri Lanka, and Turks & Caicos. Reservations can be made online at www.aggressor.com, or by calling 800-348-2628 or +1-706-993-2531.
SSI is the world’s largest professional business-based training agency. Established in 1970, SSI today represents more than 3,800 Training Centers and Resorts in 130 plus countries with over 50,000 affiliated SSI Professionals, growing daily. For over 53 years, SSI has provided the ultimate training experience for millions of certified divers in Recreational Scuba and in every training category; Freediving, Extended Range, Rebreather Diving Swim, and Lifeguard. SSI completely embodies the industry by being a founding member of the RSTC (Recreational Scuba Training Council) and holding the internationally acclaimed ISO certification playing an active role in setting industry minimum training standards. SSI is the only training agency in the world offering the unique MyDiveGuide online database promoting thousands of dive sites, including wildlife encounters, linked to Training Centers and Resorts. MyDiveGuide enables divers to find their next adventure and the training level required for these amazing lifetime experiences. SSI is committed to protecting the oceans. BLUE OCEANS is SSI’s free environmental initiative supported by industry partners with a mission to generate awareness for creating healthy oceans by teaching everyone about being ecologically conscientious.
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