Diving instructor Lucas Schmitz is cycling across Europe from Germany to Portugal with the aim of raising money to support the divers ocean conservation group Project AWARE. The trek is part of Project AWARE’s Finathon which is getting divers involved in fundraising projects.
Like many divers, Lucas has personally witnessed the shocking drop-off of shark populations as well as the environmental consequences that this loss of top predators will being about, and he is determined to do something about it.
Lucas says “I am trying to increase awareness of the sharks issues and to collect as much money for the shark protection as possible.” He plans to raise $1 for every mile travelled – which would make for a grand and admirable total of $2,681. If you’d like to support him on his journey you can do so here.