We had a very successful dive cleanup at Fort De Soto's Bay Pier on Saturday, October 15, 2011. Fort Desoto is the largest park in Florida's Pinellas County Park system and comprises 5 islands totaling 1,136 acres of land: Mullet Key, Madelaine Key, St. Jean Key, St. Christopher Key, and Bonne Fortune Key. The main island is Mullet Key.
Dive for Debris month was a HUGE success this September at Camel Dive Club. 79 guests took part, 13 dive sites were cleaned and 195 kilos was pulled from the Red Sea floor! All volunteers were rewarded with ice cold refreshments in the Camel Bar on our Tuesday Diver's Nights.
Our day started early at 7AM. Our 12 volunteers gathered at the resort and applied ample amounts of sunscreen for the upcoming hours they were about to spend cleaning one of our local beaches. We had surveyed some of the beaches on the east side of Utila a few weeks earlier and picked Aquarium shores because it was in the most dire state.
This trash clean-up took place in the context of an Introduction to Scuba Diving and Marine Natural History class through Prescott College. Prescott College has a field station in Bahia de Kino, Sonora, Mexico, which is where we were stationed for two weeks conducting this course.
It is so easy to help the protection of our blue planet. Collect every time you make a dive the debris you see under water. Take it with you and dispose it to the next trash box. If everybody will do so we go a huge step forward.
On September 24, 2011, with beautiful Pacific Northwest skies, thirty-eight people performed an underwater cleanup at the Leschi Sailboat Moorage (South Side) on Lake Washington, Seattle, Washington under the auspices of the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department and organized by the Northwest Diving Institute. The cleanup effort comprised seven dive teams and one shore team encompassing an underwater area of approximately 100,000 ft2.