Multiple award-winning dive holiday company, Scuba Travel, has signed a partnership deal with shark and marine conservation charity Bite-Back to support its ‘Hacked Off!’ campaign to make Britain shark fin free.

The deal will see Scuba Travel help extend Bite-Back’s communication reach, raise funds, host events and accelerate the charity’s campaign ambitions in 2014.

Founder of Scuba Travel, Tony Backhurst, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting Bite-Back since the charity has clear and achievable goals that resonate with us not only as a business but also as divers.”

Already Bite-Back has presented at a Flippers ’n Fins club night and Scuba Travel has donated a Red Sea holiday as an auction prize for Bite-Back’s September 007-themed boat party on the Thames.

Campaign director at Bite-Back, Graham Buckingham, said: “It’s a privilege to be partnered with Scuba Travel and to enjoy the support of the country’s most established dive holiday company. Its commitment to providing divers with a first class experience combined with a conservation message is very exciting.”

In the coming months, Scuba Travel staff and customers plan to accompany the charity at planned protests at the continued sale of shark fin soup in Britain.

So far Bite-Back has inspired more than 25 restaurants to halt the sale of shark fin soup across the UK including the country’s only Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant, Hakkasan, as part of its innovative programme to ‘defend the high seas on the high street’.

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