At least 6 million tonnes of debris enters the world’s oceans each year, causing harm to underwater environments and wildlife. Us scuba divers, with unique access to the ocean can play a role in saving our oceans by helping to remove debris underwater, raise awareness and drive positive change.
Apart of removing the underwater debris such as plastic bottles and fishing line, divers also identify and document everything they see underwater in a larger effort to prevent marine debris.
In conjunction with Project AWARE ‘Dive Against Debris’, I've joined the annual event of Project AWARE cleanup at Tioman Island this year. During the event, we had a sharing session on our experience in debris cleaning to create awareness among participants.