Have you made a New Year Resolution for 2013? Why not keep it simple and aim to reduce, recycle and Dive Against Debris? For the the GoPro Family a resolution to go green developed into a real fixation. "This eco-friendly mission soon became an obsession and Angel was collecting cans and bottles from everywhere and anywhere to recycle," said Jo Armitage, Master Instructor.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for inscription by Friday 26th / 7pm or use the sign up form below.
All divers are welcome ... Get involved ... you'll love it :-)
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.
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!
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.