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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Official dive!

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Decked in diving gear, Governor John Rankin and Natural Resources Minister Vincent Wheatley were photographed as they sought to explore a section of the underwater world in the BVI on Tuesday.

This was in recognition of World Oceans Day celebrated globally on June 8.

Here’s what the Office of the Governor wrote about the experience on its Facebook page:

“Governor John Rankin and the Minister for Natural Resources, Immigration and Labour, Hon Vincent Wheatley took time from their busy schedules on Tuesday to mark World Ocean Day. BVI’s coral reefs are hugely important; protecting our coastlines from the damaging effects of wave action and tropical storms, providing habitats and shelter for many marine organisms and economically through reef based tourism and fisheries. The Governor’s Office is proud to have partnered with the Association of Reef Keepers and the Coral Strike Team in efforts to monitor and treat corals affected by SCTLD (Stoney Coral Tissue Loss Disease).”

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  1. Dear Gov says:

    Dear Gov,
    Bermuda shorts and a polo shirt to go scuba diving. Really?? C’mon man. Wheatley could have hooked you up with some proper garb. He’s minister of everything just like …

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    • Well.... says:

      As a diver, it’s not *that* bad. I should have imagined he was just cold underwater!

      It’s a good way to hopefully get more people interested it it though whatever clothes you have! And for people to be interested in the underwater environment.


  2. Goes to show.... says:

    That you can dive in anything although he probably would have been cold!

    But well done for highlighting the underwater environment!

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