Thank you to all the volunteers for participating in the IHG Abu Dhabi underwater clean up on 8th October 2011. Special thanks to the Inter-Continental Hotel Abu Dhabi and Emirates Diving Association, Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi and Averda for supporting this event. Divers brought up a reasonable amount of trash this morning! Interesting items inluded a huge satelite disc, 4 plastic deck chairs and a table, lots of plastic beverage bottles and a few glass bottles and plastic and steel buckets and lots of lines with crabs entangled in them.We managed to save about 30 crabs entangled in the nets. Keep the sea clean! We also thank you NYUAD students, ACS and EDA divers for coming out and supporting the event. We helped "Pip" the penguin on his journey to protect the oceans. I hope he will meet Finley and Fin soon.
We really have passionate sea lovers living in Abu Dhabi who always find time and make a huge effort to come out to the underwater and beach clean ups and we applaud you for your dedication and committment to keeping our oceans clean and healthy!
Dive safe and keep the oceans healthy!
Al Mahara Dive and Kayak Team