2012 Project AWARE Beach Cleanup with local residents of Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia. This year's event is sponsored by BANK ISLAM Malaysia and expected to draw more than 500 participants.
The starting point of the event will be at Teluk Gadong, Dungun, near UITM at 8.00am on 13 April 2012, where a briefing will be given by Mohd Halimi Abdullah, Ocean Elements' Director and Scuba Instructor. Participants will then be assigned the "zone" to cover along the 8.5km stretch of beach, from Teluk Gadong to Teluk Lipat. The event is expected to end by 11.30am.
Help us celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the true spirit of being green by joining us for an Underwater Cleanup Contest and BBQ. We`ll show you that Spring cleaning can be fun as we dive to clean up our beautiful underwater world. Prizes will be given to the diver team who collect the most trash and to the diver team who finds the most unique piece of trash (or treasure!). Families and snorkelers also welcome! Two tanks, BBQ and refreshments provided as well as all clean up materials.
Brisbane Dive Academy is conducting an underwater cleanup in conjunction with Clean Up Australia Day. Last year we cleared out miles of fishing line and tens of kilograms of sinkers, but had to leave behind a large number of glass bottles and other debris. This year our aim is to clear out as much of the glass and other dangerous debris as we can.
For more information and costs (a minimum charge to cover air fills) contact us at the Dive Centre of 07 3890 0342.
I hope you will join us again this year to do our part in helping our local river. We usually meet at the Smithfield Commons and normally if you arrive early enough (9 or so) there are plenty of free canoes to use to get out on the water and help pick up debris. We also have the opportunity to pick up the debris around the bridge and common areas if you arrive too late for a canoe. Please join us on this cleanup day, the rewards are great.