A big mahalo goes out to the 40+ volunteers that spent the day removing debris from the beach and ocean!! The event was a phenomenal success with food, prizes for each participant & a great deal of debris removed.
Last Friday our staff, students and friends all pitched in to collect rubbish from the beach and sort it into various recycling bags. Lots and lots of plastics and other debris was removed from the beach.
We had another successful underwater cleanup on Saturday September the 21st. Eleven divers cleaned up different parts of Little Pond in Morton Park, Plymouth MA where we have conducted underwater cleanups at for many years. Each year the pond looks better and this year we were happy to see groups of small fish in different parts of the pond that we haven't seen before!
Many Thanks to all the volunteers that made a differece this weekend!
Over 1,6 tons of garbage was picked from the beach. The elementary school picked over 200 kg alone. The winner of the day was Sea Quest with 390 kg of garbage. Thanks to all 116 pepole plus all the resorts who made this possible.
Да мы можем сохранить подводный мир. И это много зависит от нас. Если вы призадумаетесь хоть на секунду, в мире есть еще не тронутые человеком места, но с каждым годом таких местстановится все меньше и меньше. Вопрос ПОЧЕМУ? А ответ очень простой, там где появляется человек, всегда появляется много мусора, который загрезняет и губит прекрасный мир. Наша цель спасти этот мир. Давайте делать это вместе
We raised $400 through our BBQ & raffle at our annual Dive Against Debris event this weekend. We had some awesome weather and a great turnout - 45 attendees removed a lot of trash (including 77 golf balls and a full set of clubs. Clearly someone had a bad game).
Our new mesh bags were a big hit and so useful, we had several people ask to buy them.
We also held a few related specialty courses (buoyancy for example) and will issue some certs as part of our 100% AWARE partnership.
September being Debris Month of Action, candidates at the Kota Kinabalu Instructor Examination did their share during their Open Water session to clean up the unusual amount of trash that washed up on the beach due to the high tides of the month.
Thank you to IE candidates Mohsen Kariminia, Roberto De Cave, Hannah Gee, Liau Fung Yung, Rayner Petrus, Kaman NG, Samuel Gee, Course Directors Richard Swann and Chong Hion Hoak, PADI Examiner Mario Beaucage and all the staff at DownBelow for doing what everybody should do: Care for our environment and get involved.