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!!!
September's Debris Month of Action Tackled the Ocean's Silent Killer
The month-long rally inspired underwater action across the globe, urging thousands of volunteers to reveal the ugly reality lurking beneath the surface. Plastic, cigarette butts, fishing gear and an astounding array of discarded items are choking our ocean planet.
Here at Brisbane Dive Academy we run regular cleanup activities and join in during Cleanup Australia Day and International Cleanup Day.
Downunder in Oz we love to hold barbeques so whenever our divers have done a good cleanup dive we spark the BBQ ready for action. We charge our divers a gold coin donation and over the past year have raised over $600 for Project AWARE.
“We charge AU$60 to dive on the cleanup day and AU$30 is donated to Project AWARE for every person who attended. It’s as easy as that!” says Mick Wheatley.
Well, 30 divers and snorkelers from OceanAdventures Dive Center in Kolding, Denmark can answer that question when last Saturday they cleaned the lake as part of a Project AWARE Dive Against Debris event.