Established in 2017
We are a small group of people who are committed to do our own little bits to fight agains the pollution in our oceans and conserve our slowly degrading biodiversity. We work as part of PADI Aware's dive against debris program, providing long term monitoring of our adopted dive site, the beautiful coral reef of Tung Ping Chau island and also take part in other volunteer actions.
Founder and team leader
Moving to Hong Kong provided an opportunity for my childhood dream to come true and learn to scuba dive. Even before learning diving I visited Tung Ping Chau for snorkelling on multiple occasion and I was mesmerised by its variety of corals and fish species. When I finally become a diver I returned to Tung Ping Chau regularly and in a few years I have noticed the gradual decline of the reef. As marine park and a coral diversity hotspot Tung Ping Chau plays a key role in Hong Kong's marine biodiversity. That is why I decided to adopt Tung Ping Chau and to organise regular cleanup events to do everything I can to preserve this beautiful place. As a scientist I believe that pairing our cleanup efforts with appropriate data collection is key to making a difference. Our survey data have provided valuable addition to the international Dive Against Debris map. Since 2017 the number of member our team has grown 8x. I am honoured and humbled by the help of over 100 volunteers over the years. Thank you all!
Kwok Shaw Ting
Rick has been with us since the beginning in 2017. He is a dive master and an amazing team member. Rick not only has been participating in our cleanup events but he also took part in educational talks and presentations. Dive safety is his number one priority, which is extremely important when the dive takes places at a remote location such as Tung Ping Chau. Rick's sense of responsibility towards the group and the protection of the marine flora and fauna makes him a role model of the group.
Elaine is a DM trainee with 10+ years of diving experience under her belt. Elaine joined Tursiopsdivers in 2018 and has been our core member since 2019. Elaine has a passion for nature and marine life. She is not only an amazing diver but also a patient and knowledgeable dive buddy. She is always ready to help, no matter if it is a broken equipment or a nervous new diver. We are so lucky to have her in our team!
Jackie joined Tursiopsdivers in 2018 and has been our core member since 2019. He is ocean lover scuba instructor. He believes in the importance of keeping our oceans clean and protecting the environment. "Our oceans is our home and we need to do our best preserve it". Jackie is an inspirational teacher and role model, we are so fortunate to have him in our team!
Casey was one of the first members of Tursiopsdivers! She is an advanced diver with nine years of experience. As a future veterinarian she has a deep appreciation towards nature and the ocean. Casey and I have spent many hours simply staring at a small shrimp or even just a common puffer fish without getting bored of it. We even go snorkelling between dives and in general we have both been described a little crazy, in a good way. Whenever Casey is in Hong Kong she is always ready to help out with our surveys. Let it be a calm and clear explanation for newbies, sorting of the marine debris or a simple equipment check, Casey is alway ready to help!
Billy is our newest core member. He first joined us in 2019 and has been been helping out since. Billy is a rescue diver with 8 years of experience! He is passionate about environmental protection. "I want to dedicate myself to preserve mother Earth with anything I can do, and to maintain this wonderful place to live on". Billy has been an immense help in these past years. In lack of other core members he stepped up without hesitation to help coordinate our surveys and to guide new divers. We welcome him in our core team!
Walter Ernesto Dellisanti
Fung Ming Leung