marine debris

Sep. 01/11

This month, we’re celebrating the Debris Month of Action and we’re kicking things off with a marine debris photo contest. We want to know what kind of debris you find when you dive. What better way to show us than with a photo!

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Aug. 29/11

The Aussie Fundraising team, an initiative of Alan Nash and Tommy Soderstrom, owners of El Galleon Dive Resort and Asia Divers, Philippines, were just given a royal send-off on their fundraising journey around Australia. Divers from St. George Underwater Centre in south Sydney initiated their journey in the most fitting way they know how - by Diving Against Debris and hosting a BBQ. 

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Aug. 29/11

As we prepare to kick-off Debris Month of Action underwater on September 1, we're inspired by this incredible beach cleanup project that’s become a striking piece of marine debris art thanks to Camps International in Africa.

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Aug. 25/11

We're kicking off our new year-round Dive Against Debris program with a Debris Month of Action!

Throughout the month of September, Project AWARE divers around the world will mobilize to collect trash and log what they find here on the Project AWARE website. This data will go on to inform researchers of the debris issues facing the ocean. With a more accurate picture of what's happening in our ocean, we can begin to make better decisions around waste management and the policies that affect ocean life.

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Aug. 15/11

The problem of ocean trash is growing by the day. But Project AWARE and dive volunteers around the world are putting these issues under the microscope and focusing on solutions – locally and globally. 

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Aug. 09/11

Local scuba divers and Sydney Dive Academy participated in Dive Against Debris last weekend at Bare Island, La Perouse.

Trained divers not only removed underwater debris such as plastic bottles, plastic bags and fishing line, but also identified and documented everything we see underwater in a larger effort to prevent marine debris.

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Date: 
Sep. 16/11
Location: 
Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club
across from Marina Mall at Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club pre-registration required
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
24° 28' 26.1408" N, 54° 19' 27.8004" E

Join the Abu Dhabi community and its caring citizens to tackle marine debris and clean up the Abu Dhabi Islands' beaches and underwater environment.

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Aug. 10/11

Fed up of litter strewn beaches and reefs full of trash? So are we. Think you can make a real difference through your diving? So do we. This is why Project AWARE has created Dive Against Debris, an underwater survey of the rubbish in our ocean.

 

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Date: 
Sep. 24/11
Location: 
Haleiwa Beach Park
62-449 Kamehameha Hwy
Haleiwa, HI 96712
United States
21° 35' 52.7496" N, 158° 6' 12.8196" W

Join Aloha Scuba Divers in uniting with the thousands of volunteer divers and non-divers worldwide in cleaning up the beach and ocean of debris!  Free Air!  1/2 off Gear Rental! Food and Drinks provided!  TONS OF GREAT PRIZES!  Bring your family and friends, divers and non-divers, every person makes a difference!

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Date: 
Sep. 23/11
Location: 
Downbelow PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre, Gaya Island
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
Kota Kinabalu 88100
Malaysia
6° 0' 45.6552" N, 116° 1' 14.286" E

Downbelow's September Project AWARE Reef & Beach Clean Up is taking place on 24 September, and as always we invite the local community and those interested to take part.

The Reef & Beach Clean Up is a day at our beautiful island PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre, where we take to the beach, rocky outcrops and mangrove swamps to collect pesky marine debris.

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