Pure Scuba will be hosting a clean up event at the main wharf (T Wharf) in Batemans Bay on Sunday the 14th of September as part of the Project Aware Debris month of action. This years event will be held in conjunction with the Eurobodalla Shire Council Marine Debris working group. We need divers and volunteers to help on the surface as well.
We will be meeting at the store at 10 am and are planning to put divers in the water around 12 pm on the slack tide if conditions permit.
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