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Are you FINatical about Sharks?

The clock’s ticking for vanishing shark and ray species. If you’re FINatical about sharks, make a splash with a swimming challenge to fundraise for shark protection.

What is the Finathon?
Finathon is a swimming challenge for divers and non-divers to raise funds and awareness to protect vulnerable shark and ray species. A Finathon can be as simple as a few laps of your pool, an island relay or wacky races in shark suits! Put your fins on for sharks and get swimming to fundraise for their protection. Your Finathon helps Project AWARE:

  • Fight to stop shark finning
  • Insist on full protections for critically endangered sharks and rays
  • Negotiate stronger policies to ensure a brighter future for all sharks and rays

You can help Project AWARE:

In November 2014 we helped secure protection for 21 species of shark and rays under the Convention on Migratory Species, following on from our success listing oceanic whitetip sharks, porbeagles, three species of hammerheads and both manta rays under CITES. (Convention for International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.)

Thank you for supporting the Finathon, propelling our work to implement necessary guidelines for shark and ray protection in 2015 and beyond. Create your fundraising page now and we'll be in touch every step of the way to ensure your action is a success!


Recent Donations

Name Amount Comment
Abdul Qadeer $10.00 Hi, I am happy to donate 10$ to protect the oceans, please help me other divers by donating.
Olympic Pool & Fitness Centre Ltd Nixon $50.00 'Well done' from The Olympic.
Nai Ko $50.00
Stephanie Haden $25.00
Megan Griffiths $15.00
Anonymous Donor $50.00
Anonymous Donor $25.00
Anonymous Donor $25.00 From the UK
Elliot Agius $100.00 Good on you Jay! x
Jaime W $20.00
alaa almasri $40.00 We've taken on a swimming challenge to raise funds and awareness to protect vulnerable shark and ray species. Please donate or join our Finathon Challenge today!
Jen Hillman $50.00 Go J!!! Wish I could be there, take photos please!
Nicole Barry $10.00
Ellie Stringer $10.00 Good going Jay!! Fins naturally attached!!
paul parkes $50.00
Anonymous Donor $50.00
Juanita Cobb $50.00
Anonymous Donor $10.00 Best of luck shrumu :) xx
Mel Killgour $5.00 Well done sugar tits ????
Paul Viani $50.00
Karen & Paul Shavelar $25.00
Elizabeth Kelley $50.00
Maggie Antoniou $25.00 Good Luck Adam, you are doing a great job!
Shaun Hines $20.00 Best wishes Adam
Anonymous Donor $25.00 Love from the UK!
Louise Cohen $50.00 Hope you meet your goal. Good luck for a good cause
Christopher Dixson $25.00
Josh Cohen $50.00 Let's reach our goal!
Trish Thorner $25.00 Passionate about the Ocean
Anonymous Donor $100.00
Juri T $50.00 Good luck Jay, I would like to join in a year time!
Dive Otago $80.00 Thanks for the donations in our collection jar on the day of our FINathon. Much appreciated team!
Sara Sjoquist $25.00
Don D $10.00 Out of all the people ive ever met you made the best impression that first time with Mel hahah ;)
Lone florin poulsen $25.00
Annika Moen $10.00
Viv Roberts $15.00 This kiwi girl is a star
Marc Michallet $50.00 Thanks for doing this, Vas. I hope Patrick and Philip will still be able to see sharks when we're diving together in the future.
giancarlo pfeifer $25.00
Anonymous Donor $5.00
Douglas Brett $100.00 Go Emma!!
Tom Bliss $10.00
Anonymous Donor $25.00 Good luck!
Rebecca Brookland $20.00 Go Emma!
Martyn Simpson $10.00 Big ups to all participants
Daniel Wiltfang $25.00
Donald Bale $25.00 I love you Cassie & good job!!!!
Russell Hughes $25.00
Ron Fogel $10.00
Shirley Krause $10.00 You go Cassie!!! Love Grandma
Project AWARE
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