People Of The Water - POW - Cristina Zenato
Two Years Ago Robin Chesnie and I, Rick Rickman had the great good fortune of meeting an exceptional young woman named Cristina Zenato. Cristina is an ocean and cave explorer, a shark expert, a speaker and conservationist. Her field of work with sharks is vast; a shark ambassador, she works with sharks in the wild and is known for the special relationship she has with them. Her work has reached places and helped change people’s perception of sharks like China and Singapore.
In her home in the Bahamas she has been the initiator of a movement that has convinced the government to protect all sharks since 2011. Cristina has explored and mapped several cave systems. She is the first woman to have connected an ocean blue hole with a land-based cave.
Cristina believes in the power of education and has dedicated countless time and energy in non-profit and educational work. She supports several organizations including Our World Underwater Scholarship Society and Women Divers Hall of Fame scholarships program.
Cristina is a PADI Course Director, a NSS-CDS full cave diving instructor and a TDI Technical Instructor and a member of the Explorers Club, The Women Divers Hall of Fame, Ocean Artists Society and A Platinum Pro 5000 recipient.
Cristina has also established a non profit organization that has a 3 fold purpose: Those purposes are, conservation, education, and exploration.
Conversation of our planet and its resources is a necessary step to protect it's future and the survival of the human race. It's our duty to care for the environment and to create a more balanced relationship between men and nature.
Education gives us knowledge of the world around us. It develops perspectives for looking at life. Education is a constant need because, we don't know what we don't know. Education helps develop points of view and provides us with the power and capability to decide our actions.
These ideas and beliefs are truly akin to those that we embrace here at SlipIns and therefore will support Cristina Zenato and her POW non profit organization so her good work and ideas can continue to thrive. Everyone needs to realize that mankind is in a dire situation and helping to improve the health of the oceans is a sure fire way to keep human life on this planet.