On September 22, 2012, under gray Pacific Northwest skies, forty-five people performed an underwater cleanup at the Sail Sand Point (Magnuson Park) on Lake Washington, Seattle, Washington under the auspices of the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department and organized by the Northwest Diving Institute.
What a beautiful day it was on 9/15/2012 with both the weather and the volunteers we had show up for the third cleanup we've had at the northwest end of The Great Island just east of Lock Haven, PA. It's always nice to have the students from Lock Haven University with us on our September Cleanup. The work so hard and do such a great job moving debris. This cleanup had 71 volunteers removed 1.06 ton of trash and 4.36 tons of tires (est. count for tires was 347)! We are just about finished here and then we move on to another location.
The Debris Month of Action focuses on the ocean but at Langley Diving we remember the lakes close to home. For four years in a row we have visited tiny Sasamat Lake in nearby Port Moody in the heart of British Columbia's Fraser Valley. Families swim, play and fish in this Provincial Park every year. And every fall Langley Diving comes in and cleans up the mess they lea
Every year we organise our annual Action Scuba beach clean-up, which we hold on one of our biggest course certification weekends of the year. We encourage our divers, including those newly certified, to come out and dive, and clean-up our training area (Centeen Park in Brockville). This year was our most successful year, and we'd love to share some of our learnings with you.
At all of our events we offer a BBQ and tons of door prizes. In past years, we offered these for free to reward our divers for participating in the clean-up.
We had another successful underwater cleanup on Saturday. Twelve of us divers cleaned up different parts of the little pond in Morton Park, MA that we have worked on for 13 years and brought up a lot of trash!
In addition to the usual items marked on the data card we found a bicycle seat and a 10lb weight (almost 200 lbs of debris in all).
Thanks to all the divers that made a differece this weekend.
On September 12th, Thresher Shark Divers on Malapascua Island in the Philippines participated Project Aware's Dive Against Debris Marine Cleanup and Survey. We had a great turn out of 19 participants that helped clean Bounty Beach and dive site Bakhaw. On the beach we found everything from cigarette filters, food wrappers, bottle caps and bottles, and enough old flip flops to fill a women's closet.
A quick check on the weather confirms no wind.Perfect day to take out the boat to one of Bahrains finest dive spots, Abulthama. My 5 divers are excited.I quickly brief them on boat and dive procedures with a quick reminder that its September Debris Month of Action and any debris we find while diving has to come up.
On 1 & 2 September 2012 we have successfully conducted a series of Dive Against Debris at the Kepulauan Seribu (Thousand Islands) area of the Jakarta Bay. There were 20 people altogether, out of which 14 were divers joining the dives while the rest did their part at the beach. Among the divers, there was Ms. Farah Zesa, the second runner-up of Miss Scuba Indonesia (www.missscubaindonesia.com) joining the party.
As an inland dive centre, Planet Scuba India can only support Project AWARE's Dive Against Debris effort when we are on one of our Dive Trips and so we duly arranged an event on our Maldives Liveaboard trip last week.