Dive Against Debris

Dec. 12/12

Marine litter is damaging and costly. Commitments to reduce debris globally are being made but data on marine debris is seriously lacking. Volunteers from Bain & Company, Sydney Australia have chosen to be part of the solution. They organized a Community Impact Day with 17 employees and Dive Centre Manly.

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Dec. 07/12

Have you heard about the Triple Whammy Cleanup? This amazing event does three times the good and happens when you have three resorts who all Dive Against Debris at the same time.  Two Fish Divers, Bunaken, Lembeh and Nusa Lembongan collected 246 kilos of marine debris on one day in November.

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Date: 
Nov. 04/12
Location: 
TEOS Bay at Sigacik
TEOS Bay at Nelson Club N 38 10.991 E 026.46.345
Seferihisar, IZM 35460
Turkey
38° 10' 58.728" N, 26° 46' 20.3088" E

Today was the end of season at the Neilson Club TEOS at Sigacik / Seferihisar,Turkey. At the co-located bay, embedded of the club is the Dive Center "Dive Shack" with the owner PADI (MI) Beer de Zoeten. Sigacik is a small fishing village 45 km from Izmir (Turkey's third largest city). A number of 15 divers did meet at the diving center to clean the Bay from Marine Debris. All divers have been very motivated to do this at the end of the Tourist season at the Holiday resort. PADI Project Aware was the motivation to contribute in an active way.

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Date: 
Oct. 27/12
Location: 
New Way Diving / Koh Exist
Sairee Village Hin Wong road / 30m from 7/eleven
Koh Tao 84360
Thailand
10° 5' 58.1028" N, 99° 49' 51.42" E

Underwater Clean up on Saturday 27th October, Koh Tao, Thailand

Join us for one fun dive, one clean up dive and a presentation about marine conservation on Koh Tao and project AWARE Dive Against Debris Survey. 700 baht for the afternoon. Discount if you have your own diving equipment.

 

Contact caro@kohexist.com for inscription by Friday 26th / 7pm or use the sign up form below.

All divers are welcome ... Get involved ... you'll love it :-)

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Oct. 24/12

During September’s Debris Month of Action thousands of scuba divers around the world took action to tackle the ocean’s silent killer and provide a global snapshot of the debris issues plaguing our ocean planet.

Tires, glass bottles, hooks, fishing lines, discarded fishing nets — you name it, divers removed it from the sea floor and coral reef before bringing it to the surface to be sorted and disposed of properly.

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Date: 
Oct. 12/12
Location: 
Desnogorsk Desnogorsk
Russia
54° 10' 22.386" N, 33° 20' 10.6656" E

На мероприятии "Закрытии летнего сезона" планируется также акция "Очистим наши водоемы от сетей". Наличие ножей обязательно! Сертификация не ниже PADI OWD и опыт погружений в Российских водоемах обязателен!

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Date: 
Dec. 01/12
Location: 
Gold Coast Seaway
Seaworld Drive Doug Jennings Park
Gold Coast, QLD 4215
Australia
27° 56' 14.0712" S, 153° 25' 33.4596" E

We are aiming to fill a 6 x 4 trailer with rubbish this time around, so get behind the action and help us to clean up our underwater environment.

 

The Seaway is a lovely dive site, but the fishing line and tackle causes a lot of damage and takes away from the beauty it has to offer.

 

Keep an eye on pour web site for more information

http://www.eco-dive.com.au

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Date: 
Oct. 15/12
Location: 
Santa Barbara Plantation Dock
@ Hyatt Regency Curacao
Netherlands Antilles

 

Ocean Encounters will organize a Dive Against Debris event to clean the Hyatt & Santa Barbara Dock under water area.

The Ocean Encounters Hyatt Team invites OE staff from other locations and customers to perform an underwater clean up.

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Oct. 01/12

September's Debris Month of Action saw thousands of divers across the world gear up and dive in to remove dangerous rubbish, nets, fishing traps and household waste from our ocean. From the islands of Fiji up to the waters of Devon, UK and all the way back to Brazil and South America, divers everywhere rallied together for one month of action to draw attention to our ocean’s silent killer: marine debris.

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Sep. 28/12

In Thailand on the island of Ko Haa, a group of Scubafish divers recently rescued three sea turtles struggling for their lives.

It was the end of a beautiful day diving when the boat captain spotted something unusual floating on the surface of the water. As the divers got closer they found a huge discarded fishing net with three entangled turtles, trapped and struggling to breathe.

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