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
On Saturday, October 12, 2013, 108 volunteer divers collected their tanks from Dive Friends Bonaire @ Port Bonaire and headed over to Te Amo Beach. This is the beach that was recently made famous online when volunteers from Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire formed a human wall during a hatching to keep the baby sea turtles from being disoriented by the lights from Bonaire’s Flamingo Airport.
I will be getting everybody involved in a reef debris clean up during the whole trip....and for a few more trips after that also.....
As the SimilanIslands will be opening their doors once more to hundreds of divers this season, I see the first few trips as an ideal oportunity to remove old nets, lines and whatever else we find from the closed diving season.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's ICC at Phil Foster Park. With your help, we collected over 66 lbs of trash and marine debris from the beach & coastline, and over 10 lbs from underwater.
Our next cleanup will be December 7th, 2013 at Phil Foster Park. For more information about our December 7th cleanup, please call Pura Vida Divers at 561.840.8750.
We hope to see you all again in December. Thank you for all or your hard work!!