A total of 55kg of rubbish was collected on Wednesday the 27th of May by the dive against debris team made up of twenty-three divers from Ban's Diving Resort and Sunshine Divers. The team targeted Laem Thien and Hin Wong Bay on the east coast of Koh Tao, Thailand. It was amazing to see so many divers working together to help keep our beautiful island the paradise that we all love. As scuba divers we are the ambassadors for the aquatic environment; the ocean requires our respect and protection.
So its been a while since we did a Dive Against Debris here at Asia Divers. So we got back to it during the Instructor Development Course to make sure our new PADI Instructors know how to be a good role model when it come to the environment. We found all sorts of trash but the main items where plastic rappers and fishing lines Thanks to Ferdi, Eric, Junie, Cris and Charmaine for taking part in the clean up, I hope it inspires you all to think more about the environment, so our children's children can see all the amazing things we saw.
On April 25, 2015 38 volunteers joined our coastal cleanup to Fight Against Debris. We had children and adults join in cleaning in the shallows as well as the deepest parts of the Rompeolas. There was a lot of fishing related debris with fishing lines, glass bottles and aluminum cans being the most abundant. The underwater cleanup was a great success with around 185lbs of debris collected, with arond 50lbs of that corresponding to fishing equipment. The day was perfect for a cleanup and everyone there was excited to give back to the Earth.
In Cornwall, event planning can be an arduous task. Poor visibility, inclement weather, rip currents, waves and large tidal ranges can cause the whole thing to be a very hit-and-miss affair. However, with such an array of stunning dive spots, all these obstacles just add to the anticipation and heighten the sense of achievement after a successful dive. The World Earth Day dive was no exception.
The Florida Keys Community College Scuba Club, Environmental Club, PTK and faculty members teamed up to do a large scale clean up around campus. The cleanup started with a dive against debris in the FKCC lagoon. Ten Scuba Club members geared up and removed over 30 lbs of trash from the lagoon. In the meantime, the other club members walked the perimeter of the lagoon and mangroves surrounding campus. After the dive, all clubs got together and began their journey down College Road which is outlined by mangroves.
For the second year running All 4 Diving Indonesia & Mermaid Liveaboards have joined forces to host an educational Earth Day 2015 support event for local school children in Bali, 30 kids from ‘Children from the Compassion International Child Development Program’ and C3 Church in Bali on Semawang Beach.
For today's Earth Day we at Eco Divers Lembeh did a Dive Against Debris on one of our favourite dive sites in the Lembeh Strait, called Bianca. In total we removed 55kg of rubbish - not bad for only 3 divers! We are happy those materials won't harm any marine creatures anymore and look forward to diving there again to see many happy critters! :)
The FKCC Scuba Club raised over $1,300 for Project Aware during their annual finathon this year! They have worked with other FKCC clubs including the Environmental Club and PTK to organize a large marine debris clean up to honor Earth Day tomorrow!