Written by Mikhail Vasiliev – Perth Scuba PADI Instructor.
This Sunday 19 June 2016 morning was perfect for diving, regardless of the meteorologists predicting 70% chance of rain. At the pre-dive batbeque, tasty sausages and bacon were quite popular with divers of all certification levels, from OW to Perth Scuba’s new Instructor Candidates now preparing for their exams next week.
More than 200 TEAM Stoked On Salt (SOS) OCEAN CLEAN UP volunteers gathered at Anglin's Fishing Pier in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea to participate in the 2nd Annual SOS Earth Day Clean Up. Volunteers collected debris underwater and on the shoreline weighing over 400 lbs !
Our team of 10 volunteer divers completed our seventeenth annual underwater cleanup today and it was great fun! Over the years we have been very pleased to find less and less trash in Little Pond so we must be doing something right!! I look forward to our next cleanup and as the debris decreases we may need to find a different area to start cleaning up! Many thanks to our volunteer divers who make all the difference in cleaning up a small part of Mother Earth!!!
Big Blue has another great DAD today bring up 377kg of rubbish. Thanks to our 12 volunteer divers who dived along the seafront wall of Porrt Vila. We made our little piece of ocean a little cleaner just in time for World Environment Day tomorrow on 5th June.
With help from our friends at PADI EMEA, the Project AWARE team in our UK office is joining the global Finathon® fundraising challenge this World Oceans Day, June 8, to have fun and raise funds and awareness for the plight of our oceans.
We all know the garbage disposal strategies in third world countries around the globe. Change is slowly on the way. Aside from public education on how to deal with garbage, a political change is necessary to provide the needed infrastructure for efficient garbage disposal. Project AWARE is working hard to achieve this global goal. Sound statistics are often the basis for such political discussions. You as a diver can help collecting data on the garbage impact in the oceans through Dive Against Debris!
Scuba Junkie, a 100% AWARE partner based in Sabah, Malaysia, hosted its third annual Turtle Week from 22nd to 28th May, a week of presentations, talks and environmental activities aimed at promoting turtle conservation in Sabah and worldwide.