Sandycove clean up, Dublin, Ireland.
Come along for a fun dive and help give one of Dublin's best dive sites a clean up.
We will be collecting and recording the marine debris that we find to help clean our oceans of marine debris and raise awareness of the problem of marine pollution.
Please read through this guide before the event: http://www.projectaware.org/resource/dive-against-debris-self-study-guide
Just before the dive there will be a short orientation and safety brief.
After the dive there will be tea, coffee and biscuits available. They have been kindly sponsored by the local cafe "Poppies" on 70 Upper Georges Street, Dun Laoghaire (near People's Park). They are a popular country style cooking cafe that serves up wholesome food and great coffee.
There will be a prize awarded to the most unusual piece of marine debris found. It has been kindly provided by Dr Sarah Varian from Marine Dimensions.
Marine Dimensions is a small organisation based in Bray that is dedicated to raising public understanding and appreciation of the marine environment through education, research and community based participation. For more information visit www.marinedimensions.ie
The prize will be a free place on one of Marine Dimensions’ popular marine biology courses, valued at €180! The voucher may be used to attend the Adults’ Introduction to Marine Biology course or given as a gift to a younger nature enthusiast to be used on the Kids’ or Teens’ Marine Biology Summer Camp. These courses are a must for anyone who is passionate about Ireland’s marine wildlife!
For more information go to www.sea-dive.com
Seamus Heffernan, PADI Instructor