Sunday 7th June 2015: 8 of the toughest swimmers in Grand Turk donned their mask and fins, jumped into The Big Blue and trekked it 2 miles down the island all unified by one common cause- A better world for sharks.
At 5 of June 2015 we make the first step to clean the port of Sifnos island in Greece. Its a very pretty place but nobody ever dive there or collect even one trush from the water because they didn't had the right equipments and organization to do it. Sifnos Diving Center team with the help of the local marine port, decide to protect our underwater treasure. We did a lot of work and we still have many dives to do until we clean it all. Many trash cans from tourists and tires from tracks that the locals use to tight there boats. We remove more than 20 tires and still has a lot.
New Zealand Underwater Association (NZUA) was lucky enough to be asked by Kelly Tarlton’s Sealife Aquarium to assist with a Project AWARE Dive for Debris as part of their World Ocean Day activities on June 8th. Okahu Bay Wharf was the chosen site, just across the road from Kelly Tarlton’s, a popular fishing and sightseeing spot. We suspected there would be plenty of rubbish to retrieve!
Giving something back to the sea is how our guests and staff see regular clean up events. World Ocean Day was no different, with instructor Valerii and his guests picking up the litter from Eagle Ray Bay on the 2 house reef dives. Our heros dived for 6 kilos of debris finding mainly food and beverage packaging along Eagle Ray Bay. However, we are pleased it was such a small amount as our instructors regularly collect rubbish during the daily dives anyway keeping the house reef spic and span!
THE GREAT DIVE PARTY is the most important Diving event in Argentina, we held for 6th time. It's a party where shoals abound divers, attending divers of all levels and certifications, but is also open to the non diver public.
We had another successful underwater cleanup on Saturday June the 13, 2015. Ten divers cleaned up different parts of Little Pond in Morton Park, Plymouth MA where we have conducted underwater cleanups at for many years. Each year the pond looks better and this year we were happy to see groups of small fish and turtles in different parts of the pond that we haven't seen before! Many thanks to all of the volunteers that made a differece for Mother Earth this weekend!
Big Blue teamed up with the Vanautu Government's Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation and the Vanautu Envrionmental Science Society (VESS) for National Environment Week and held a Dive Against Debis and an underwater photo competition last weekend. The dive against debris was a separate dive from the project we have been running with our professioonal divers to remove the debris from the seafront which resulted from cyclone Pam. This dive was open for any diver to join in.