It was a beautiful day on September 21st, 2013. The weather was sunny and the water was glassy. Volunteers showed up from all over the Tampa Bay area. After the safety brief, the divers, kayaker safety observers, and data collectors prepared to start the dive cleanup.
As September rolls back around so does our annual clean up of Petone Wharf and the surrounds.
This year our newest Dive Master Zac was in charge of organising the event as part of his Diploma Program. So armed with gear lists, report forms, sign up sheets and a truck load of gear we headed down to the wharf.
We couldn't have asked for better weather, sun shine and light northerlies. Visibility was never going to be great and not a problem at this site.
Miserable, rainy conditions could not dampen the spirits of over 80 Divers, Scouts and their families on Sunday September 22 as they attacked Sasamat Lake for Project AWARE. For the fourth year in a row Langley Diving focused their biggest annual event on this urban lake in Port Moody BC.
A big mahalo goes out to the 40+ volunteers that spent the day removing debris from the beach and ocean!! The event was a phenomenal success with food, prizes for each participant & a great deal of debris removed.
Last Friday our staff, students and friends all pitched in to collect rubbish from the beach and sort it into various recycling bags. Lots and lots of plastics and other debris was removed from the beach.
We had another successful underwater cleanup on Saturday September the 21st. Eleven 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 in different parts of the pond that we haven't seen before!
Many Thanks to all the volunteers that made a differece this weekend!
Over 1,6 tons of garbage was picked from the beach. The elementary school picked over 200 kg alone. The winner of the day was Sea Quest with 390 kg of garbage. Thanks to all 116 pepole plus all the resorts who made this possible.