Thank you to all our wonderful Perth Scuba volunteers for joining us at South Mole Fremantle for our Tangaroa Blue WA Beach Clean Up.
On Sunday 14th October, over 45 volunteers joined us in Fremantle to clean up Bathers Beach foreshore and the South Mole marine environment. Our Perth Scuba coordinator for the event was our Instructor Josh Phillips who did a great job of directing the volunteers to the clean up the area. The crew pulled out bags upon bags of rubbish from the ocean, including a huge assortment of glass bottles, plastic bottles & bags, wire and even a garden hose! The shore support crew find plenty of plastic bottle tops, aluminium cans, broken pieces of plastic, cigarette butts and even condoms (EWWW!) in the sand dunes. Great work guys and girls, and very thankful the rubbish is no longer there to hurt the local non-human inhabitants.
The weather conditions weren’t fantastic with a high swell and moderate winds to contend with – the divers did a great job of cleaning up and looking after themselves. After a big morning of cleaning up rubbish the boys and girls enjoyed a piping hot BBQ lunch (cooked by Josh) and a few drinks. Thankfully the rain never came and everyone not diving stayed dry.
Special thanks go to Lindsay Phillips (Divemaster extraordinaire) for organising the divers, Jocie Tysoe (Divemaster trainee) for keeping an eye on the divers in and out of the water, plus Dale Grice for helping Lindsay get the “washed up” divers out of the water! Plus a special thank you to Tangaroa Blue for supporting this event and ensuring we got all the bags & City of Fremantle support we needed :)