KOLOA — Malama Na Apapa hosted our annual Earth day In-water and Shoreline clean up on Saturday, April 21, 2012. This year was at Koloa Landing, a dive site on Kauai and home to many of our underwater friends such as the Dragon eel, Spotted eagle ray, Harlequin shrimp, Yellow tail coris (Soli), turtles, frog fish, the Spanish dancer, and many many more beautiful marine life.
On Earth Day, April 22, 2012 a great group of divers went offshore and cleaned the ledges off Jupiter, Florida. About 30 pounds of debris was gathered up by 14 divers in less than an hour and a half underwater. Most of the debris was made up of fishing line, which weighs very little and takes time and care to remove off the reef. Fishing line also accounts for some of the most harm to marine life. The day began with a Project Aware presentation on marine debris, the group had lunch and then headed offshore for a 2 tank dive.
Our Ballast Point Pier Dive Cleanup to support Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful's "Great American Cleanup" event started a little rocky; as we had two storm fronts that were coming through our area. Luckily for us, our cleanup was right in between the two fronts. Parks Services were gracious enough to close the pier early for us during the dive cleanup, and our local dive shop (World of Water) provided tanks and equipment for the dive. I had may available to the divers the option to come out earlier than planned, in the effort to beat the weather. Bec
This event marked the second year Ocean Elements Sdn Bhd - PADI Dive Centre had organised a beach cleanup event in Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia. We would like to thank Majlis Perbandaran Dungun (Dungun City Council) for their support and assistance which made this year’s event another success. This year’s event is wholly sponsored by Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (Bank Islam) as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.
Thanks to our 6 volunteers on the 18th of April, jointly with the Dahab Festival's conservation day, we did our first dive for debris dive in Bannerfish Bay, right in front of H2O Divers Dahab.
We also had a beach clean up support team that did a real big job of filling 3 whole bags of debris.
We loved organising this dive for debris to keep people aware that we all contribute to debris that end up in the sea, so once in a while just taking them out is not a big deal. And they all loved it too!
The big Shout Out for Sharks petition signing has been underway for a few days now from Tucker's Point Dive & Watersports, Bermuda. So far we've collected over 100 signatures. Thanks to all our friends who've been taking the sheets around Bermuda and thanks, also, to all of you you who've been signing on Facebook... keep them coming!!! More petition sheets are available at the counter in the coffee shop, please ask the staff in there, if are no more there.
The big Shout Out for Sharks petition signing has been underway for a few days now form Red Sea Relax dive centre. So far we've collected over 150 signatures. Thanks to all our friends who've been taking the sheets around Dahab and thanks, also, to all of you you who've been signing on Facebook... keep them coming!! More petition sheets are available at the RSR counter.