Join us at Phoenix Divers for the World Oceans Day reef clean-up. The event starts at 1pm at the dive shop on Sairee Beach. We will then be diving Sairee Reef to remove debris. There will be a beach clean-up for non-divers. Join us for some fun under the sun and give something back to the sea-A clean start! You can make a difference!
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.
Just a few weeks ago, Associate Director, Mike Holme helped kick start the Marine Debris Master Plan in Koh Tao, Thailand - one of five Project AWARE Ocean Action Projects being implemented across the globe.
Litter and improper disposal of rubbish is a major problem throughout Asia. The Koh Tao community has worked hard to re-manage the way waste is dealt with. But these methods only treat the symptoms.
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 :-)
Let the action begin. More than 5,500 of you voted for your favorite Ocean Action Project, a new Project AWARE program to support grassroots conservation projects, and now five projects will receive funds to make their actions a reality.
The projects that received the most votes include shark and manta ray protection and marine debris projects to combat the onslaught of trash underwater.
950m directly in front of Safety Stop Pub and Planet Scuba
10° 5' 11.6808" N, 99° 49' 19.5168" E
Yesterday, the 1st of May, we were on a mission. The Planet Scuba staff and customers banded together to clean up both underwater and on the beach for the Project Aware Dive Against Debris day.
A trip to the boat moorings in Mae Haad and a clean up of the adjoining beach helped, in some small measure, to restore these locations to their former glory.
Among the treasures recovered during our clean up (photos to follow):
A spirit house stand (cast iron 50kg)
Pots and pans
!00s of bottles.
Reef Check is an International eco-monitoring program for divers the world over. Collecting data to help scientists, governments, resource managers and other stakeholders to manage coral reef environments.
The first Reef Check Ecodiver Instructor Course held on Koh Tao will be a huge hit allowing the many dive professionals on Koh Tao to join the ranks of conservationists by teaching.