At the Ocean Conservation Trust, we’re all about giving people opportunities to experience the Ocean, and for some that is not always in the literal sense as it’s not always possible.
As part of our mission to connect people with the Ocean we’ve launched a scheme to allow people who can’t experience the Ocean for themselves to be able to (virtually) dive in head first).
The virtual reality footage includes video taken in the tanks of the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth – which is run by the Trust – and featured some of the best loved Ocean animals for them to meet. This footage allows residents to find out for themselves what it’s really like to go Scuba Diving in the Ocean, it was a long-held dream realised for many!
Many of them have never had the chance to Scuba Dive, and for some it was a burning ambition they had yet to fulfil – so we’re thrilled to have been able to facilitate that experience and bring their dreams to life.
We believe that the Ocean is for everyone and we are always looking for innovative new ways to bring the Ocean into people’s lives, whatever their age and wherever they are. That could mean someone who lives in Birmingham and is nowhere near the sea, or it could mean someone in a nursing home, as it did in this case.
If you’d like our team to visit a nursing home or hospital near you then contact our team on firstname.lastname@example.org