In the recent Raleigh expedition I have the pleasure to work with some of the most cheerful group in the expedition. They come from different background and work together in this expedition as a group.
Raleigh is a non-profit organisation base in the U.K and Borneo Divers has been working side by side with them since 2003 doing underwater conservation project from Reef Survey to Coral Planting and also Project AWARE.
For years Raleigh Expedition Borneo and Borneo Divers been fighting against debris here in Tengku Abdul Rahman Park situated 10-20 minute from the the city of Kota Kinabalu, SABAH.
This time we didn’t manage to get much rubbish due to the constant underwater clean-up done here at Mamutik Island and that is a good sign for the reef, tourism industries and diver alike.
The dive is schedule for 1 hour consists of 2 dive instructor and 11 Raleigh venture and plan depth is 5-10m. We divided the group into two separate groups and headed toward the North side and south side of Mamutik house reef. The group that headed toward the south side of the island didn’t manage to do the full time of the dive due to some technical problem from one of the diver and they surface up just after 30minute into the dive. But the group that headed toward the North side of the island manage to do the entire 1 hour dive and below are the amount of collected rubbish combine
Plastic material = 35Kg
Bottle = 14Kg
Cans = 8kg
Metal = 800g
Fishing line/net = 1.3kg
Other = 5kg
Total rubbish collected = 64.1 Kg
They will be more posting regarding the wonderful effort from Raleigh International expedition and Borneo Divers to protect and educate youth of today about the ocean and all the wonder it has to offer. End.