March is Marine Awareness Month
Harbour tours, treasure hunts, introductions to SCUBA diving and coastal walks are just some of the activities on offer as part of St Helena’s inaugural Making March Marine month.
The Island’s annual Marine Awareness Week has been extended, with organisers aiming to fill most days in March with marine activities. It is intended that the programme of events will help to raise awareness of St Helena’s special marine environment and the importance of marine life to the culture and identity of the Island.
Activities taking place throughout March will include craft sessions, Post Box Walks, an underwater clean-up, water sports and a special market day. Full event details can be found here.
“Clear, warm waters, 18th century wrecks and fascinating marine life, including many species only found in St Helena’s waters, make the island an irresistible snorkelling and scuba diving destination,” explains Chanelle Marais from St Helena Tourism.
“Whale sharks, Humpback Whales, Bottlenose and Pantropical Spotted Dolphin can all be seen at different times of the year and there are a variety of fishing experiences to entice sports enthusiasts as well,” she adds.
“There are a great number of Saints who make a living from the sea in one form or another, and what better way to celebrate our amazing island setting. This is an excellent time of year to be getting out and about on, around and underneath our spectacular waters!”