Action Highlights

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

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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.

 

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written by Lindsay Phillips - Perth Scuba PADI Divemaster

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Trip 101 on the 27th of October

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.

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For our Debris Month of Action event this year, we conducted two dives at the same location.

We also collect hundreds of feet of fishing line. Not sure what the best way to report that is. Sometimes, it spiderwebs the reef!

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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!!

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Congratulations to Jaime, Paul, Tom & Chris on completing their Debris Removal Diver Distinctive Specialty!

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September is Project AWARE’s month of action and to play our part we organised a Dive for Debris at Murrays Bay in Auckland’s North Shore.

Unfortunately there had been heavy rain in the days before which left the water visibility really bad, at approx. 1m. Still we had approx. 20 divers and shore support crew volunteering and cleaning up what we could find.

We removed approx. 30kg of rubbish from the beach and in the ocean, we were particularly pleased to remove several batteries which are incredibly bad for the ocean.

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Project AWARE coined the event Finathon to help end finning of sharks globally. So they encourage dive centers to get involved and hold their own Finathon. Normally a Finathon would be doing a swimming event or walking event…but here in South Florida we have the opportunity to dive with sharks in their natural environment…so Force-E created their Finathon with a full weekend of diving and fundraising.

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During the last 2 months at asia divers we started a dive against debris campaign.

 

we decided to start with the area aroud Asia Divers pier wich seems to be a natural colector of debris.

We will do a dive a dive against debris each month around the pier and moniter any changes we find to the total garbege found, 2 dives have already been made and on the first dive there was 26kg and a month later there was 24.5kg so already an improvement . 

 

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