The World's Largest Freshwater "Ocean Debris Dive"!

Ocean Debris Dive in Lake Windermere 2nd March 2013

The World's Largest Freshwater "Ocean Debris Dive"!
Windermere Debris Dive Windermere, CMA LA23 3HE
United Kingdom
54° 23' 1.5216" N, 2° 53' 21.8544" W
Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 09:00 - 20:00


It’s free, fun and brings light to this important issue

Paul says:

"The amount of debris entering our seas is so vast that it’s practically immeasurable. And as our oceans are the largest, least understood and least protected ecosystem on the planet, it can be difficult to grasp the problem.

By debris-diving inland lakes and then producing beautiful works of art from the rubbish I surprise and engage large audiences in the ocean debris issue.

When we look at the rubbish collected from my lake dives it's easy to draw parallels with the ocean debris as it brings things into a smaller scale.

When I'm not at sea I bring the sea and it's messages inland!"

Teams of divers will make a series of dives in the Bowness area of Lake Windermere to collect debris from the lake bottom that has accumulated over many years.

  This underwater “treasure” will be transformed into beautiful sculptures and objets d'art by school groups. These works of art will then be displayed and auctioned to raise funds for charity. Our art partner is the Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn project who will help us build the world's largest Merz rubbish scuplture!


Hi - I'm am new to Project Aware after recently hearing about the clean up in Lake Windermere on Saturday 2nd February 2013 on the news. I find myself and a friend in Bowness for the weekend and would be delighted to get involved. I feel that it would be rewarding and enjoyable! We are both strong swimmers and have dived before, but I was wondering how we would go about trying to help out and get stuck in! Thanks

3 years ago