about us - Scuba For Change
Scuba For Change will be opening dive centres in the Philippines, employing and training local staff to work in and eventually run the dive centres.
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CREATE POSITIVE & LASTING LEGACIES

SCUBA FOR CHANGE – A WORLD’S FIRST

Scuba for Change believes that scuba divers and tourists alike can all leave behind positive and lasting legacies for people living in developing nations.  If you have travelled to a developing nation, you may have seen first hand children being exploited, locals unable to break away from a cycle of poverty, earning wages a fraction of what we see in the “First World”.

If you have thought how you can help, but assumed the problems are too big to solve on your own, then consider being a part of Scuba for Change.

Scuba for Change is a unique social enterprise scuba diving business where 100% of its net earnings will be retained or reinvested to the benefit of local communities across a portfolio of operations in developing nations.

Apart from our initiatives to fund programmes that help stop child exploitation, we will be looking to up skill locals to manage and operate all of Scuba for Change’s operations. We will fund training and qualifications needed to help local staff attain the required level of competence and experience. Quite often, the cost of attaining “instructor” level and beyond is more than the annual salary paid to local staff. This is our way to help provide GENUINE career progression opportunities for locals.

What do we do with our profits?

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Children & Business Grants

Collaborate with our not-for-profit partner, Stairway Foundation that funds programmes that stop child exploitation.

Providing business grants to locals to start their own businesses and pursue their dreams.

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Future Growth

Profits set aside to fund future expansion and growth in developing countries in a self sustaining way.

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Staff Profit Share

All our local dive centre staff will share in the profits generated, creating a more equitable wage distribution.

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OUR MISSION

Scuba for Change will open dive centres across the Philippines employing and training local staff to work in and eventually run the dive centres.

This will create positive and lasting legacies and through reinvesting 100% of its profits in local people & their communities in developing nations in need of social change.  We will work with local partners and experts to ensure funds reaches the end users in the most optimal way.

OUR ORGANISATION

100% OF NET EARNINGS WILL BE RETAINED OR REINVESTED TO THE BENEFIT OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES.

 

SFC will implement a unique business model where 100% of its net earnings will be retained or reinvested to the benefit of local communities across a portfolio of operations in developing nations.

Earnings generated will be retained or reinvested to support philanthropic initiatives, self-fund future growth, ensure viable cashflow and improve operational safety.

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SCUBA FOR CHANGE’S BOARD BRINGS VAST AND DIVERSE EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE TO THE BUSINESS.

Scuba for Change is a social enterprise that has been incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in the state of Victoria, Australia. It is governed by Corporations Act 2001.  SFC has not yet received taxation deductibility status, but has applied to the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission (“ACNC”) for charitable status in keeping with its philanthropic intent.

SFC is owned by a group of members as defined in its constitution. Members may not sell their ownership in the company for a sum greater than their initial contribution.
As at March 2014, SFC has seven non-remunerated Board members who bring vast and diverse expertise and experience to the business.

OUR PARTNERS
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SDI was created in 1998 and grew out of the success of our sister company TDI, which specializes in the more advanced disciplines of dive training. Both students and instructors have embraced the no nonsense approach that the SDI training system offers. We have streamlined the course materials to let students study the essential academics with an emphasis on practical diving skills learned in both the pool and open water environments. SDI is the only scuba training and certification agency to require students to be taught with modern dive computers from the onset of training. Learn more at https://www.tdisdi.com/.

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PADI® is the world’s leading scuba diver training organisation. With more than 6200 PADI Dive Centres and Resorts, and more than 136,000 individual PADI Professionals who have issued more than 23 million certifications around the world, you’ll find PADI diver courses and scuba diving services nearly everywhere. PADI Divers carry the most respected and sought after scuba diving credentials in the world. No matter where you choose to dive, your PADI certification card will be recognised and accepted. PADI Professionals make underwater exploration and scuba diving adventures possible while maintaining the highest standards for diver training, safety and customer service. Find out more at www.padi.com

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Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) is the largest and longest running dive expo in Asia celebrating its 21st year in 2016. A must-attend event for anyone interested or involved in the world of diving, the event has seen a continuous increase in visitors over the past few years, with ADEX 2015 attracting a total of 41,053 visitors over three days.  In 2016, ADEX will take place on 15 – 17 April, 2016.  ADEX 2016 proudly presents world-renowned marine life artists, conservationists and photographers talking about their passion and work involving the conservation and celebration of marine life. It is an event endorsed by major organizations in the industry such as DEMA (USA), the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Singapore Underwater Federation (SUF).

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Australian Underwater Products wholesale, manufacture, and distribute quality scuba gear, snorkelling, spearfishing, surf, and other watersport based products. AUP have suppliers and manufacturers all over the world sourcing the best possible materials and products, which AUP distribute to hundreds of retail partners throughout Australia and Asia-Pacific.  aup.com.au

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Oceanic is your home of Scuba Diving equipment, Spearfishing Gear, and Snorkelling equipment.  Along with Oceanic you will find recognised brands such as Rob Allen and Ocean Hunter Spearguns and accessories, Princeton Tec dive torches, Aeris dive equipment, Hollis technical dive gear, Pinnacle wetsuits and drysuits, and the extensive range of Ocean Pro Snorkelling gear for the whole family.oceanicaus.com.au

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Deepblu is the online community where scuba divers and freedivers continue their diving adventures above the surface.

Deepblu allows you to showcase your diving memories and discover dive-related content and news. Expand your scuba knowledge, share your underwater experiences and engage with other people like yourself—divers with stories to tell.

With Deepblu, diving has gone social. http://deepblu.com/

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V Insurance: Dive Insurance providers to Scuba For Change and sponsors of the 2016 Change For Children event.vinsurancegroup.com

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United Convenience Buyers is Australia’s Leading Buying and Retail Development Group for Independent Retailers.  UCB is a group with real buying power and monthly store promotions that will grow shop sales. ucbstores.com.au

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Clayton Utz have kindly provided support to Scuba for Change.  Clayton Utz are Australia’s leading independent law firm, who have a genuine commitment to client service.  They are trusted advisers to a range of government departments and agencies, as well as leading Australian and international corporations.  claytonutz.com/

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If you need a partner to help you foster your ideas and vision, and develop them into a successful commercial enterprise, you can visit their website by clicking here.

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 Kwan is a management consulting firm in people networks.  We are a trusted advisor and strategic partner in advocacy to the world’s leading organisations and business schools.  kwan.com.au
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 Submerged Nation is a new generation of scuba diving magazine. This publication was started by a group of young, passionate, slightly ill-informed divers in Australia who set out to deliver a Scuba magazine that is different.

Taking a fresh look on the sport by visiting submergednation.com.

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Scuba for Change would also like to thank the Ice Break Coffee Dunlop Series V8 Supercar Team for featuring the Scuba for Change logo on their car.  Not only did V8 fans on track obtain exposure to Scuba for Change, but those many fans who watch the series on TV and online.
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Dive Advisor is a comprehensive communication network tailored to the needs of the Global Scuba Diving Community and Industry.

Dive Advisor’s network provides divers with the most extensive directory of dive sites, shops, certifications & marine life.

Dive Advisor offers divers real and trusted advice based on user generated content in the form of Dive Logs, Reviews, and Media.

Dive Advisor’s network enables Divers and Dive shops to follow and message each other through a safe and non-personal space.

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Grant Thornton member firms, both in Australia and internationally, provide a wide range of audit, taxation consulting, business consulting, business recovery, financial advisory and accounting services to clients in both commercial and government institutions.

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Queensland Gaskets is an Australian Family owned and operated manufacturing business situated in the Salisbury Industrial area of Brisbane.  Manufacturing for more than 60 years.
Using up to date machinery, gaskets for industry are manufactured from a wide range of gasket materials for a range of applications.  Queensland Gaskets are the East Coast Australian Distributor for Donit Tesnit® gasket materials.
More than just gaskets, we manufacture Metal, Shim, Graphite, Engineering Plastic, Felt, Fibre and rubber components for mining and engineering applications.  Our machinery includes high pressure abrasive water jet cutting machines, CNC table Router, cutting, press, and slitting capabilities.
Queensland Gaskets stock Spiral Wound Gaskets, BlueMax® boiler gaskets, and various other moulded items, o’rings, extrusions and other sealing components.
Queensland Gaskets operates an ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System to consistently provide products that meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements. We strive to enhance customer satisfaction in everything that we do.

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