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Big Blue Vanuatu's Photos

8 tonnes so far
Sack of fibreglass pieces - these were all once part of boat hulls
We have removed several batteries
cyclone Pam debris removal project - first 3 weeks
One pile of metals that were removed from the ocean
Smaller pieces of debris are collected into bags and brought to the surface
Using lift bags to move the larger items
Debris brought close to the sea wall ready to be removed from the water
Larger piece of fibreglass being removed with a crane truck
Another piece of boat being removed by crane
Larger pieces of fibreglass
Boat pieces and other debris
Electronics from the boats
Our project on the front page of the national Newspaper
Cyclone Pam Debris removal Project in Vanuatu
Tropical Cyclone Pam as a category 5 cyclone approaching Port Vila
Many boats were wrecked in Port Vila harbour
Debris from yachts smashed on the seawall were strewn on the shore
Piece of boats were left floating in the water
Crocodile fish amongst the debris
Boat debris lying next to coral
Steering wheel of a yacht totally detached from it's boat and on the ocean floor
Ropes, sails and other debris can smother coral and entangle marine life
We are very grateful the coral on our dives sites was largely unaffected so the diving is still fabulous
Dive Against Debris November 2014
Volunteer divers
Our DAD dive site - along the sea wall in Port Vila
Sorting and counting for the survey
WWII ammunition shell casings
Bottles are a significant problem here
Dive Against Debris September 2013
The debris team
Sorting the debris
Counting the debris for the survey
Newspaper articles on our Dive Against Debris
Daily Post's article before our Dive against Debris
Daily Post's report on our Dive Against Debris
Dive Against Debris July 2013
Dive Against Debris July 2013
Kath and Ule surfacing with their finds
Our pile of rubbish
Sorting and counting for the survey data
Packed up and ready to take to the correct place to dispose of rubbish ie NOT the ocean
First prize (a Scubapro dry bag) to Luaki for picking up the most debris a wopping 57kg!
Mark gets a prize (scubapro dry bag) for finding the most unusual item - a scanner/ printer