Le lac Beauport est un lac de tête. La décharge se jette dans la rivière St-Charles qui se jettera ensuite dans le St-Laurent, chemin vers l'Atlantique en passant par l'Estuaire et le Golfe St-Laurent. Le nettoyage a mis en branle 25 plongeurs, embarqués dans 10 bateaux. Sur ce petit lac d'un peu plus d'un kilomètre carré, nous avons tout de même cueilli près de 10 kilos de matériel divers. Le grand ménage avait était fait durant les années 1980, sortant alors les poêle, frigo et gros électo-ménagers de même que moteurs et autres pièces polluantes.
The run up to Calypso's Finathon 2013 has been fun in itself. The Calypso Diving team put forward some great appeals that have attracted support from donors, raising a total of $2,215 for Project AWARE so far.
Huge thanks to all the swimmers, supporters and donors: together we raised $2,215 already for Project AWARE shark protection! The FINATHON™ held at Calypso on 29 May 2013 aimed to fundraise to help end shark finning and keep the balance of the oceans. It’s been a total success, and funds for Project AWARE are still rolling in, with followers of the story amazed by the efforts of participants. The dive and office staff, as well as our recent IDC graduates Randy and Gery, joined the swim team.
On the 18th of April we headed out to Hin Yippon Yai at the north of the Angthong National Marine park to remove debris from this beautiful dive site. Since this rocky formation does not officially belong to the protected marine park area, it attracts local fishermen, who tend to get too close to the rock, so their nets get caught up in the coral.
Our group conisted of 10 divers and we managed to remove quite a lot of fishing nets. Fortunately there was so not much other debris, but the amount of fishing net was quite remarkable.
On Sunday 28th April a team of divers from Scuba Scene in Taunton headed down to Plymouth to take part in the Dive For Debris for Dive For Earth Day 2013!
The team had an interesting diversion on the trip down due to Plymouth's half marathon however the team made it to the marina where they met skipper Richard who organised the bacon butties with the help of Larry Wheeler.
Recently, our morning dive groups noticed several fishing nets caught over the Secret Pinnacle, which is located at a dive site called South West. Consequently, we decided to go back later that week to clean-up the dive site. Our clean-up effort involved eight staff/DMTs and one fun diver and consisted of two dives.
More than 500 kg came out of the waters around Puerto de Mogan. Lots of metal, part of a car, ankers, ropes........ Thanks to the townhall, all the people and all the divecenters who were involved in this clean up!!