I’ve never been a fan of Black Friday shopping. I saw on an article this morning that 95.5% of all Black Friday deals are found for the same price before and after the big event. It’s all a bit of a sham really isn’t it?
Instead of going on a rant about consumerism, The Honest Diver team decided to do something a bit different. I’m sure you’re not too shocked by that – there’s not much we do the same as everyone else! And I’m sure you’re not shocked to hear that there won’t be any big discounts on scuba gear either. We don’t do it at any other time of year (here’s why), so it’s not happening this weekend either.
So what are we doing?
TURNING BLACK FRIDAY BLUE
Instead of pretending to promote cheap Black Friday deals for scuba gear (that just turn out to be fake anyway), we’ve decided to donate 50% of all our profits this weekend to charities that protect the ocean.
Every order you place between Black Friday (26th November 2021) and the end of Cyber Monday (29th November) will help protect the place that you love the most.
We are massive fans of PADI AWARE and we love the work that they do. Every dive done by The Honest team is a Dive Against Debris. We remove litter from underwater whenever we see it and report the data back to PADI AWARE. This is then used as evidence of the destruction caused by marine debris, driving changes in regulation and policy.
If you ever get the chance to visit Tynemouth Aquarium, be sure to drop by the seal hospital. There are always the cutest patients to visit as it’s usually full of sick and injured seals rescued along the North East coast. The volunteers work round the clock to nurse patients back to health, ready to be released in the wild. The Honest Diver Team regularly help out – you might even spot us in scuba gear cleaning the tropical tank and seal enclosures!
As divers we never hope to need the assistance of the Lifeboats, but it’s certainly reassuring to know that they’re there! RNLI stations all over the country attend to divers when they find themselves in trouble, so it seems only right that we do our part to raise money for this incredible organisation. We support our local station in Blyth by raising funds and also helping them during training exercises so they know how to handle divers and their equipment.
NO STAMPEDING, MIND!
I don’t want to see any virtual flood gates opening and yous lot crushing each other to buy stuff – there’s plenty for everyone! 😉
As always, if you need any help or advice just hollah – we’d love to help!