Tommi Knúts – working with Project AWARE for a clean and healthy ocean for 23 years and counting.
Tommi Knúts began diving in Iceland in 1973 and from then on developed an extensive career as a diving professional. After establishing Iceland’s first PADI dive centre, DIVE.IS in 1998, he spent the following ten years teaching students the wonders of the underwater world and setting the standards for diving in Iceland.
Tommi’s love for Iceland’s natural spaces and his passion to protect them came through in his teaching and as part of the Advanced Open Water Diver course, he used the Search and Recovery Specialty to teach his students how to safely remove debris from underwater. Whilst with his students on one of the clean-up dives in the local harbour, he noticed the rubbish was everywhere, not just in the water, so began organising clean-ups on the shoreline and harbours too.