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Henri Hemmerechts, a.k.a as THEOCEANROAMER is a career professional diver & commercial coastal licensed captain, since more than 30 years. He is the founder and visionary behind the DIVE PROFESSIONALS network since 2007, the developer of the GOBLU3 initiative. He currently fulfills the functions of interim Director of the IADP, project leader...

Henri Hemmerechts, a.k.a as THEOCEANROAMER is a career professional diver & commercial coastal licensed captain, since more than 30 years. He is the founder and visionary behind the DIVE PROFESSIONALS network since 2007, the developer of the GOBLU3 initiative. He currently fulfills the functions of interim Director of the IADP, project leader in Sudan, and Regional Representative for the Red Sea, and Benelux..
This blog is dedicated to keep members and the public abreast of the I.A.D.P developments and updates.

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@TheOceanRoamer Live from Khartoum

@TheOceanRoamer Live from Khartoum
A 'Ghawaga' in Ktown

Latest updates from my trip 2 Khartoum.
But also news on our nonprofit projects:
#OPREDSEA, IADP - DIVE PROFESSIONALS, GOBLU3, RSMA|ERC
I'll also make an announcement!

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OPREDSEA Update & RSMA|ERC Project Location Livestream

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Sudan WCGA Marine Park Ranger Training

Sudan WCGA Marine Park Ranger Training
 

Discussing results of the swimming aptitude tests

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1 Year on #OPREDSEA, from Belgium to Sudan

1 Year on #OPREDSEA, from Belgium to Sudan

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It's been a year since, the conceptual stages of Operation Red Sea started, in Belgium.
THEOCEANROAMER narrates this epoch, that takes you from Belgium to the shores of Sudan; in an effort to help sustainable development of the Red Sea shore lines.
After that he introduces you to the Red Sea Marine Academy | Experimental Research Center project, under the auspices of the Red Sea University's, faculty of marine sciences and fisheries.

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Initial Meeting with the Wildlife Conservation General Administration - Port Sudan

Initial Meeting with the Wildlife Conservation General Administration - Port Sudan

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Milestone reached, the IADP is now a NPO in formation

THEOCEANROAMER IADP Live from our first project location in Port Sudan

It's with great pleasure, after just 14 years give and take; that I make this video.From a virtual project, to reality! The International Association of Dive Professionals is Born!Watch below video, (non scripted - I am sorry, but I am so extremely busy these days); I was however long overdue, in keeping you abreast of our developments. VIS UNITA F

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GOBLU3 PROJECT

GOBLU3 PROJECT

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IADP PROJECT

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My commitment for 2021, and beyond

THEOCEANROAMER - IADP Signing off on my commitment

Following our mission statement, volunteers and employee's of the IADP work on a multitude of projects.The Year 2021, while still in under global pandemic, that began in 2020; brings its challenges, not only for our team; but also for professional divers worldwide.We aim to take this respite, as a unique occasion to spearhead a long overdue evoluti

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“Shark Incident” in the Red Sea - thedivepro report / Updated

“Shark Incident” in the Red Sea - thedivepro report / Updated

The Oceanic white tip - top predator in the red sea

Thought of the day goes to the recent “Shark Incident” in the Red Sea.

Let's start by making sure we understand the following statement:

"The Red Sea is a unique and most beautiful, tropical eco system this however includes an entire array of predators. It is their Sea, we are just mere visitors."

Then now to the point: Are attacks increasing?

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Come to think about it...

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Come to think of it, it's really unthinkable that in 2019, an industry such as ours which turns over billions of dollars in profit, led by a handful of nameless investment funds; does not have an official representation amongst the largest echelons of it's workforce and businesses. We are, particularly when we talk about professional divers in the

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Is this the end of Reefs, is conservation doomed?

Is this the end of Reefs, is conservation doomed?

As a marine professional since the late 80's I have been privileged to work in remote locations with amazing aquatic flora and fauna... but lately my heart weeps every time I go into the water.

Diving in remote locations of the Red Sea or now more recently in the Caribbean where it all started for me, I discover underwater deserts where there once was thriving eco systems. Each time I do my best to understand the reasons behind it, and why o why conservation efforts fail.

And regardless of where I am the reasons are always the same, NGO's charged with protection have turned into the business of protection, and a political tip toe. Politicians keep up the appearances but bow to the quick and easy fix which will further their careers and fill their pockets... From Egypt to Curacao with no exceptions.

Tourism locations who are actually depending and reaping the benefits of their natural wealth and resources, don't do even the basic protection for the reefs and beaches that provide their so needed income.

Of course it is bad suit to hamper tourism development by saying the truth, god forbid tourists would get wind of it. But here's the catch ... at a certain point there's no denying it anymore.

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GOBLU3

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One thing I have understood from all these years at Sea, and seeing my workplace the underwater habitat and red sea eco-systems disappearing before my eyes in just mere decades is that everything is going faster and faster, we cannot deny the facts anymore.
To quote my most revered colleague aquanaut Dr.Sylvia Earle:

"No Blue - No Green", and I would add vice-versa. Yin/Yang ladies and gentlemen, parents and kids.
We need to seek balance!

I strongly believe in two things which our logo expresses: YIN/YANG - NO BLUE/NO GREEN

We need to find a balance between usage of natural resources and human development. 

In our current society we cannot expect conservation without income, as resources are dwindling to an ever increasing crescendo; the need for tourism supported projects supporting the environment is needed.

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