It is so easy to help the protection of our blue planet. Collect every time you make a dive the debris you see under water. Take it with you and dispose it to the next trash box. If everybody will do so we go a huge step forward.
On September 24, 2011, with beautiful Pacific Northwest skies, thirty-eight people performed an underwater cleanup at the Leschi Sailboat Moorage (South Side) on Lake Washington, Seattle, Washington under the auspices of the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department and organized by the Northwest Diving Institute. The cleanup effort comprised seven dive teams and one shore team encompassing an underwater area of approximately 100,000 ft2.
The low season is a great time for getting all the dive school staff out for a clean-up. On September 24th we joined with other dive schools through the Save Koh Tao Marine Branch for a big clean-up in Sairee Beach.
After three months of trying to get to Sairee to conduct a clean up of one of Koh Tao’s busiest beaches we finally made it there thanks to a lull in the weather. With the wind blowing from the west these last few months and Sairee being exposed and shallow we were constantly pushed to the east side of the island.
So, although this is not my first Project AWARE dive that I have coordinated, here is my first blog: We had 100 local Tampa Florida volunteers and scuba divers participate in a combined event last Saturday, 17 September 2011, at the Jules Verne Park at Ballast Point Pier.