September is Project AWARE’s Debris Month of Action – a time when thousands of scuba divers around the world unite and take action against marine debris – the ocean’s silent killer. But don’t think of it as just a one-time dive to take out the trash. It’s so much more than that. It’s a rallying cry. A rumble, if you will, with one of the biggest ocean issues of our time – marine debris.
Cars, a makeshift toilet, a full set of golf clubs, a set of false teeth and a pogo stick. These are just some of the unusual items found by volunteer scuba divers who are helping Project AWARE offer a new, underwater view of the problem of trash – much of it plastic – in the ocean.
This event is not that BIG event, this is merely just couple of friends traveling together to the Komodo National Park, and instead of just enjoying the beautiful sceneries - above and underwater -, we also take the responsibility in keeping it as beautiful as it can be.
So on every tour we go and in every dive we make, we will collect any trash we see and record the data.
If you are happen to be in the area in the exact time, whether it is only on the 11th or 13th or 15th, you are most welcome to join.
Let's, together, protect our ocean planet.
We care, we act, we conserve. MORE
We’ve been removing debris from underwater environments together for decades but now, we’re going to share what we’ve found with the rest of the world. More importantly, we’re going to use the information to prevent the trash from our everyday lives from ending up in the ocean in the first place.
That's why Project AWARE launched Dive Against Debris in 2011. With the help of thousands of divers, debris removal efforts have stepped up and divers are actively protecting marine life including sharks and rays that can get tangled in trash.
Latchi Water Sports dive team and local volunteers will Dive Aginst Debris on Saturday 29th March 2014 at La Plage Beach in Latchi. Mega BBQ at the Watersports HQ in Lachi Marina for all participants later in the afternoon.Come along to show your support.
Beach Cleanup event at Pasir Bogak Beach, a popular tourist area on Pangkor Island, Perak, Malaysia. Schoolchildren from Sekolah Kebangsaan (National Primary School) Seri Pangkor will be participating in this event which is co-organized by Ocean Elements - PADI Dive Centre and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and sponsored by Tourism Perak.
Come and join us and let's clean up our beach for Visit Malaysia Year 2014!
Join our newest Divemaster Steve today at 4pm today for a much needed beach clean up and get a free fun dive tomorrow on the Biorocks reef tomorrow where we will collect, sort and log all the rubbish found for Project Aware's Dive Against Debris campaign.
The dive will be a shore dive, so meet us at the dive center around 11:00. See you there!
Please join us for a beach cleanup in honor of International Coastal Cleanup Day and Project AWARE's Debris Month of Action. The Department of Environment and Marine Affairs and Blue Water Divers are teaming up to clean the stretch of beach in the Columbus Landfall National Marine Park south of the Bohio Resort.