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Now that the weather has started to shift on the Andaman Sea side of Thailand, Ocean Divers are getting back into our regular beach cleanups. The beaches are quite clean during the high season due to the off shore wind, but as the Southeast Monsoon weather cycle begins the wind and waves shift. This in turn brings the floating marine debris onto our beaches.

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Wow, what a fantastic night dive.  Not the best conditions, the weather was unpredictable and the sea very cold, but the faithful few just turned up and we all had a great dive, with the resident cuttle fish and rays showing off in the spotlight.

 

We would particularly like to thank Dave Craze for contributing his donation even though he was not well enough to participate in the dive.  

 

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  • Throughout the 720 hours in April, Camel Dive Club conducted:
  • An Earth Day Clean Up
  • Began to teach AWARE Shark Conservation Specialties
  • Pledged our ongoing support for the Sharks in Peril campaign
  • Held a fundraising quiz in the Camel bar

Thanks to all our guests and staff for making the month such a success and well done The Red Team for becoming the highest scoring shark experts in a total of 8 teams.  Clever clogs in the room were awarded prizes from the Tandoori restaurant, the Camel bar, Vanilla and the T

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On April 22, 2012 a group of Force-E divers set out to dive for Sharks on Earth Day. Project Aware encouraged divers all around the world to dive for sharks this year and to make sure they took the PADI Shark Conservation Diver course and sign t

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Once again here at Coral Grand Divers the love for our planet brought us all together to tackle one of the biggest issues divers encounter almost on a daily basis: Marine Debries.

We decided that to take care of this issue properly we would start by the beach and then follow up this initiative with a reef clean up.

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KOLOA —  Malama Na Apapa hosted our annual Earth day In-water and Shoreline clean up on Saturday, April 21, 2012. This year was at Koloa Landing, a dive site on Kauai and home to many of our underwater friends such as the Dragon eel, Spotted eagle ray, Harlequin shrimp, Yellow tail coris (Soli), turtles, frog fish, the Spanish dancer, and many many more beautiful marine life.

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On Earth Day, April 22, 2012 a great group of divers went offshore and cleaned the ledges off Jupiter, Florida. About 30 pounds of debris was gathered up by 14 divers in less than an hour and a half underwater. Most of the debris was made up of fishing line, which weighs very little and takes time and care to remove off the reef. Fishing line also accounts for some of the most harm to marine life. The day began with a Project Aware presentation on marine debris, the group had lunch and then headed offshore for a 2 tank dive.

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Our Ballast Point Pier Dive Cleanup to support Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful's "Great American Cleanup" event started a little rocky; as we had two storm fronts that were coming through our area.  Luckily for us, our cleanup was right in between the two fronts.  Parks Services were gracious enough to close the pier early for us during the dive cleanup, and our local dive shop (World of Water) provided tanks and equipment for the dive.  I had may available to the divers the option to come out earlier than planned, in the effort to beat the weather.  Bec

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This event marked the second year Ocean Elements Sdn Bhd - PADI Dive Centre had organised a beach cleanup event in Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia. We would like to thank Majlis Perbandaran Dungun (Dungun City Council) for their support and assistance which made this year’s event another success. This year’s event is wholly sponsored by Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (Bank Islam) as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

 

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Thanks to our 6 volunteers on the 18th of April, jointly with the Dahab Festival's conservation day, we did our first dive for debris dive in Bannerfish Bay, right in front of H2O Divers Dahab.

We also had a beach clean up support team that did a real big job of filling 3 whole bags of debris.

We loved organising this dive for debris to keep people aware that we all contribute to debris that end up in the sea, so once in a while just taking them out is not a big deal. And they all loved it too!

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