Needless to say that I'm elated.
Ever since I started blogging, about the then problems in Playa del Carmen, e.g. here, Chino and his group of passionate Shark divers at Phantom Divers have been advancing in leaps and bounds.
Thanks to the remarkable progress both in terms of conservation but also protocols, Playa is now among the very best and most sustainable Shark diving destinations anywhere. This has taken an enormous effort both personally but also very much financially, and I must really commend them for their unwavering tenacity and passion.
So welcome aboard my dear friends - this is highly welcome and highly deserved!
GSD will of course continue expanding, albeit slowly.
We are really fully beholden to our mission and principles, meaning that potential candidates need to undergo a rigorous vetting process where they must above all document a proven track record in every single one of our principles - and lemme tell you, with every candidacy requiring the consensus by all members, that is a tall order indeed!
But, we're already working on the next candidacy!
Onward and Upward!
HT: Eli, for having made the introductions. Thanks brother! :)