Ocean Encounters and a team of 16 volunteer divers remove over 96kg of debris off the Lions Dive House Reef near Bapor Kibra, Curacao! This event was part of an Island Wide Curacao Clean Up Day... where over 200,000 people participated!!
Thank you to everyone who helped out yesterday on the Lembongan House Reef Cleanup DIve - we were a team of 13 divers that headed out and managed to collect 50kg of rubbish! All data has been recorded and sent in to Project AWARE and all particpants received Project AWARE certificates to thank them for their time and efforts. Tanks, boats, equipment and staff were all provided by World Diving Lembongan and divers were asked to make a small donation to Project AWARE instead of paying for the dive - we managed to collect just over 1,000,000 Rupiah for the cause - Awesome!!
It was great fun joining the Calypso Team this 18th September for Dive Against Debris. IDC candidates, divers and staff all jumped in to remove trash from underwater. Marine debris does more than just spoil the beauty of our oceans; it is also a silent killer, choking and entangling marine animals and smothering coral reefs. Removing it is vital to the health of the reefs.
FORT LAUDERDALE -- Over 120 volunteers consisting of local divers, snorkelers, surfers and beach-goers participated in the first annual SOS Ocean Clean-Up to help support the Project AWARE movement for a trash free ocean and environment. Volunteers collected over 92 pounds of trash! The 4 hour event was held Saturday, September 6, 2014 on East Las Olas Blvd & A1A along Fort Lauderdale Beach followed by a Volunteer Awards & After Party at Quarterdeck’s sponsored by SweetWater Brewing.
0n Saturday September 13th, 24 of my diving friends and myself completed another Dive Against Debris Lake clean up at our favorite beach dive site at Lake Pleasant in Arizona. In a 2 hour period my team pulled out approx. 50 aluminum cans, 40 plastic bottles, plastic bags, pieces of plastic sheeting, shoes, gloves, fishing lures, fishing line, rope, a large piece of carpet, a couple metal poles, a 5 gallon plastic bucket and a lot of miscellaneous trash. After we hauled our trash up the hill back to our cars we had a potluck BBQ with tons of great food and new friends.
On Saturday, September 6, 2014, 115 volunteers, including 70 Lock Haven University students, helped in the 2nd phase of the Bald Eagle Creek Clean-up. Thanks to all those who helped we collected 248 tires and 6 large bags of trash.
Who would believe Haad Yao, such a beautiful, clean looking beach could get so dirty. We collected approximately 40 bags of rubbish and 20 bags of recycling from the beach and surrounding scrubland.
Around 50 people took part from different Dive centres including Haad Yao Divers, Core Sea, Reefers and businesses around the Island.
In the evening we celebrated our success with a few cold beers and a BBQ on the beach. We even had a local live band singing and playing for free as we watched the stars come out sitting around a huge bonfire on the beach.