Divers emerging from the sea at Carlisle Bay after recovering bags of garbage from the sea floor. (Picture by Lennox Devonish)
A SCUBA DIVING EXPERT is calling for more programmes in schools that expose young Barbadians to the sea and its marine life.
Master instructor Robert Bourne made the suggestion during the Dive Fest Barbados Beach Clean-up coordinated by Barbados Dive Operators Association (BDOA) and Barbados Blue Water Sports at Carlisle Bay yesterday.
“Although some schools have learn-to-swim programmes and teach biology, there is no real subject that speaks to our biodiversity; we are just given generalised knowledge,” he said.
“There needs to be a course that deals with problems that actually affect us. We should not have to wait until we reach university to learn about marine life in a practical way. This would allow students to apply what they learnt in a book to the real field of work.” (SB)
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