Seagrass is an environmentally sensitive organism, not readily found in polluted areas and rarely near cities.
Which is why we were quite surprised when earlier in the year Richard and Elvis discovered a seagrass patch not very far from our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island, just 10 minutes by boat from Kota Kinabalu in Sabah.
Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures, Malaysia enlisted the help of 30 university students for their Dive For Earth Day event. The students from University of Glamorgan, UK were visiting Gaya Island as part of a research project.
Jaco from Downbelow, “They happily agreed to pitch in and help remove trash from the very environment they had been researching the previous week.” To end the day dive shop donated a brand new dive computer and the students dug deep to raise $400 for Project AWARE.