With the introduction of Dive Against Debris, the act of removing debris underwater and logging data about that debris has become a Project AWARE focus. Sarah Wormald, the Global Scavenger Hunt champion, is one AWARE diver taking the cleanup commitment to the next level.
Woo hoo!! Day 3 of my pledge to collect trashy marine treasure was a great success. Back out on the House Reef and today's haul was: 16 plastic drinks bottles, 1 plastic shampoo bottle, 16 plastic food pots (yoghurt pots), 1 flip flop (I still don't understand the amount of flip flops out there!), 1 piece of nylon rope and a badminton shuttlecock?????? Job done for the day. Back out with my collection bag tomorrow - one person can make a difference - in just 3 days that's a lot of plastic.......
I am loving the Project AWARE Trash is Treasure campaign and I'm pledging that from tomorrow I will endeavor to recover trash on every dive for the rest of the month AND on days when I am not diving I will go and clean up the beach! I can't arrange clean ups this month as we are so busy on the island but I am taking the Project AWARE slogan of One Dive At A Time to heart - if any one is reading this - why not do the same!!!?? Let's clean our seas and favorite dive spots!!!
Do you hate underwater trash as much as we do? Plastic bottles strewn across the ocean floor, nets choking coral reefs, discarded fishing line entangling marine creatures... Together, we’re fighting back against marine debris – the ocean’s silent killer. And when we fight for the ocean, we like to fight on scuba. Join us in the battle and dive in this September for Debris Month of Action.
What is Debris Month of Action? It’s you, your best dive buddies, your favorite dive spot and a mesh bag, helping to clean the ocean and telling the world what you’ve found.