Very nice diving today with my friend Anton aka "The Punisher". Taught him all about dive against debri and we both really loved it. Did about an hour dive and took out a good 13 kg of trash. Well done Anton, and next time bring some more friends!
A bit of info on the picture of the torpedo warhead found by myself and Dave Mallard in Nov 2014. It contained 280kg of explosive and was situated at 4.6m deep. It has now been removed from the water by the Maltese Bomb Squad and been cleaned up and made safe. It is now proudly on display at their headquarters in Mosta. Looking forward to tomorrow when we return to look for some missing components of this warhead and also complete a Dive Against Debris dive in the area at the same time! More pics to follow!!
This was the first time Rocket Friends Diving organising the Dive Against Debris program. Our objective is to promote the ocean clean-up. For those unable to join the activities due to limited vacancy, please accept out apology. The activities were carried out in two days.
On the first day, 10-OCT-2015, team A went to Bayside Bay and Whisky Bay. Bad weather and low visibility made us unable to clean up the fishing nets in water deeper than 8 meters. However, we still collected 41.8kg debris including bottles, tin cans and a scuba tank with 1st stage.
I have organized a Dive Against Debris Program, at Shams Resort, Abhor Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 16/10/2015 with 33 participants (Divers & Instructor), the diving sight was very beautiful with a lot of amazing corals and lot of fishes and the visibility of diving was very clear view.
We did it. Our team not only surveyed our local underwater environment at Bala Falls to remove and report the data on the debris we found but we sold tickets to the action to raise funds for Project AWARE Foundation.
A huge thanks to the team of volunteers making a diferent in our local community but also globally through the work of Project AWARE Foundation.
So, we have just completed our Dive Against Debris in the upper reaches of the Waikato River between Cheery Island and Reids Farm in Taupo. This has to be one of the most beautiful areas of New Zealand with the town wrapped around the northern part of the spectacular Lake Taupo and the snow covered mountains creating a great backdrop at the southern end.
So our second major cleanup took place on Friday, September 25th at the Jay Street Bridge in Lock Haven. Four years ago this area was cleaned and since then a number of storms with high water brought back enough material to warrant another cleanup.