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TIUN® is the first mermaid school in the world to combine with PADI® scuba diving to train young mermaids in environmental activities and to rescue animals and nature. In response to the global movement – AWARE week, we have organized the programs of collecting garbage on Mui Ne beach in 2018 and scuba diving to collect garbage on Hon Mun Island, Nha Trang in 2019. TIUN mermaid community will always do our best to support Project Aware with the hope that the marine environment and children's future will be better. Please take a look at TIUN's two years of companion in AWARE week.

Collection of garbage on Mui Ne beach in 2018
In a beautiful summer morning, TIUN mermaid trainees wake up early to travel 213km from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet City. The trip is leaded by the merman Tiun, an expert in scuba diving of PADI®. On arrival, the trainees wear on them otter shirts designed by Tiun merman to collect garbage on the beach and called for the protection of this endangered animal since they are taken as pets and have no habitat. Despite feeling tired and some of them frown to pick up the garbage that are not thrown by them, after finishing the mission every TIUN mermaid has to do, they all smile happily. After an hour of collecting garbage on Mui Ne beach in Phan Thiet City, mermaids aged 5 to 12 collect more than 25kg of plastic bags and small debris. Impressive, isn't it!

Scuba diving to collect garbage on Hon Mun Island, Nha Trang in 2019
It's an unprecedented sunny day, the merman Tiun and the best mermaid trainees, who win PADI® Open Water Certificates, are on their way to Nha Trang City to continue the AWARE week. This trip is specially assisted by PADI® professional divers led by the Instructor Merman Loc. Scuba diving in combination with collecting garbage under the sea to support the AWARE week movement makes everyone very excited. Those who are able to dive and hold their breath for more than 01 minute underwater using the TIUN® mermaid method wear the mermaid tails and dive in a water depth of less than 05 meters to find garbage under the supervision of PADI® Advanced divers, while those who have already had PADI® Open Water Certificates performed with PADI® Instructor Merman Loc or the merman Tiun. Most of the garbage here are plastic bags or whole sacks of beer cans thrown into the sea by tourists. At the end of the undersea collection of garbage of TIUN® mermaids and PADI® frogmen for this year's AWARE week is a happy meal on board.

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We have just successfully rescued 4 Hairy-Nosed Otter individuals in Vietnam and China border. They were bought from illegal trade during the night of December 12th. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Merman Tiun. Never have we been taking care of so many baby hairy-nosed otters in our quarantine enclosures.

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