Removed so many golf balls, just had to laugh...also a pedalo, which was great fun when we did the Search & Recovery as you could not see more than one foot in front of you with all the sand we had disturbed. Lots of bricks from buildings, but due to the postion of the dock when the strong winds blow it seems to move all the debris away. Shall find the next location to clean up and let you all know. It was truly a fun filled time and everyone enjoyed themselves, many thanks to Sean Weaver and Grant MacKellar my DMT's and keen Search & Recovery specialists.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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