Big Blue had another successful Dive Against Debris this weekend. Eight divers collected 223kg of rubbish from the sea floor along the seafront in Port Vila. Thanks to Richard, Russell, Georgina, Jan, Any, Ray, Luaki and Sam who were the underwater crew. Thanks also to Freddie, Erin and David on the boat and to Christina and Michelle on land.
The weather was a bit rough in the morning, but nothing to prevent us from going out diving. No, the weather was not our main cause of concern, it was an entirely different issue, a quite unnatural and manmade one, and it was the debris covering the beautiful historic wreck we were going to dive at.
October to December is the rainy season in Nha Trang and hence, the debris washout to the ocean in Hon Mun marine park divesites is seen to be occuring. As a staunch marine conservationist and with the 100% support of Rainbow Divers Vietnam, I have embarked the Dive Against Debris event every friday of the week throughout this season to invite all our dive patron with the supervision of our trained DAD dive professional to constantly cleanup this part of the ocean.
Green School in Bali are doing a combined Dive Against Debris and Coral conservation project, so the kids have conducted Dive Against Debris surveys and reported their debris data online to Project AWARE. All the garbage collected has now been washed and dried. The kids are divided in to 3 groups and and each group have been assigned a coral that they have to make out of garbage and their project will be displayed on our Cash4Trash day on 05/12/15
I have organized a Dive Against Debris Program, at Bhadur Resort, Abhor Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 14/11/2015 with 38 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.
FREE TALK ON MARINE DEBRIS PROGRAM PROJECT AWARE: DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS
Divers from around the world are taking action against the problem of marine debris.
Come to discover the DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS
* Project AWARE program Marine Debris and what is the problem
* What things you can do to help.
* What is the specialty course Dive Against Debris
* Screening methods, data logging and waste disposal
CHARLA GRATUITA SOBRE RESIDUOS MARINOS PROGRAMA DE PROJECT AWARE: DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS
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!