As divers we see the direct damage that marine debris, and in particular plastic, is causing our environment and the life in it. Every year tens of thousands of marine animals and seabirds die from eating or getting tangled in our trash that ends up in the ocean.
Imagine finding 305 bottle caps, 120 lighters and 254 odd flip flops at a beach near you. What would you do? PADI Instructor Joanna Hurford collected so much trash she decided to get creative and raise awareness about the rubbish issue in Indonesia and marine debris worldwide.
We know marine debris is preventable. Together, we can stop it by taking local action and supporting policy change. I did exactly that by Diving Against Debris for the first time since becoming the Executive Director of Project AWARE during a visit to the beautiful island of Koh Tao. My visit followed AWARE’s successful campaign efforts for vulnerable sharks and rays at CITES in March 2013 and it was exciting to share recent victory with our supporters.
Please come and join us for an AWARE weekend..Lots going on. You can sign up for as much or as little as you would like......
Dive Against Debris - 3 dives each day, diving and cleaning up the dive sites of the Musandam, Oman. You can sign up for 1 day or 2 days...up to you
Also Jason Sockett is running an AWARE Shark Conservation and AWARE Turtle Awareness Distinct Speacialties...So again you can sign up for both or just one. And whilst on the course, lets pick up some bits of rubbish too.
Chennai Dive Club and Pondy Divers Club in Association with Temple Adventures Padi 5 Star Resort, Pondicherry, is organizing a “Dive Against Debris” event.
This activity is to remove abandoned fishing net which is entangled around corals at Aravind’s wall dive site. The net has already claimed significant sea life and corals, We hope to prevent further destruction and entrapment of marine life by doing this clean up.
To coincide with Cleanu Up Australia Day we'll Dive Against Debris and submit our data to Project AWARE. All welcome. Look forward to seeing you on the day. Contact - Tracey Harris c/- Dolphin Dive - firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 08 9335 9969
In a double bid to clean the waters of Patong and raise awareness for shark protection Scuba Cat Diving is hosting a Dive Against Debris and a Get Swimming to End Shark Finning(Finathon) this Saturday, February 16th 2013 at Paradise Reef, Patong.
The event named “We Belong To The Sea” spotlights scuba divers unique ability to tackle global marine debris and shark finning issues.