Our Finathon is finally done and it was a great success. Huge thanks to Lisa Smith, Nancy Grodberg, Haydie Callaghan, Carol Ward, Jamie Graham, Meggie O'Neil, Jim Kenney, Mike Fagan and Michael McCallion for swimming and diving in support of this Finathon. Our success wouldn't have happened without all of you and you all have my sincerest thanks. Special thanks go out to our deck support in Laura McGlynn and Mike Merriman and to our cheering section with Jackie Avery, Joe McCallion, Rylee McCallion and Rich Wallace and of course, thanks to the W
Unseasonably warm temperatures above water drew an enthusiastic group of divers today. Water temperature was a balmy 39F. A small amount of debris was retrieved from this site much to the pleasant surprise of everyone! The site is located within city limits and most believed more debris would be present. The dive had some very interesting aspects to it, such as whether a large structure was a barge or a wreck. We had several items which divers debated on whether or not to remove; you could see the debate on there faces. A rather large glove that had a large clump of eggs an kelp attached.
My name is Henry Wang and I am the former owner of The Edge centre in North Vancouver BC, Canada. I have been scuba diving in the Vancouver BC Canada area since 2004. For the past seven years, I have been involved in marine and ocean conservancy projects in one way or another. Recently, some of my dive partners and I began exploring some of our local lakes and ocean shoreline areas that have a lot of underwater garbage accumulation.
What better way to end the year than by teaming up with a group of local enthousiasts to give back to mother nature. On December 30th, 2013 Bay Islands College of Diving teamed up with the Utila Iguana Research and Breeding Station to give the beautiful little Airport beach a much deserved make-over.
Utila's newly elected mayor, Troy Bodden, reacted swiftly to the Facebook call to action to provide a truck and driver for the day to bring about 25 volounteers to the north-east side of our beautiful island.
A keen group of divers braved the -10 c weather (-15c windchill) to clean up the Prospect Wharf area today! A good time was had and approximately 100lbs of debris was removed from our ocean! Good job to all and see you next month!
In "La Mar Campeche" Diving & Archaeology are committed to protecting the marine environment and the preservation of natural and cultural submerged resources of Mexico, therefore we promote community initiatives that allow us to share our environmental philosophy and promote the creation of agents of change in our local society.
Big Blue held another dive against debris last Friday, which happened to be Unity day here in Vanuatu. The dive took place just off the beach at Ifira point outside the boat yard. 10 volunteer divers took part and we collected 380kg of rubbish from the sea. We found a lot of general household rubbish in the sea at Ifira point. In one hour 10 people collected 103 plastic bags, 209 plastic food wrappers, 5 nappies and 80 pieces of plastic.
It was a great day in Nova Scotia. Project Aware Dive against Debris was launched on the sunny shores of St Margret's Bay. Mill Cove Jetty was the first subject location of a dedicated team of Eco friendly divers who braved the cool North Atlantic water to help clean up underwater debris. A large amount of debris was collected and properly disposed of! Many thanks to all who participated!
Stayed tuned as this team of dive professionals ventures out each month throughout the cold Canadian winter for updates!!!
On 28th & 29th September divers and swimmers joined forces to take part in our annual Project Aware Clean Up Weekend. Helped by the good weather we managed to clean up the lake and surrounding area, filling 7 skips full of debris. We also enjoyed a lovely Hog Roast and BBQ. Our suppliers were very generous donating prizes for the raffle. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who was involved in making the weekend a success, all the staff, volunteers, divers, swimmers, friends and family. Give yourselves a pat on the back because not only di