Paul Sant

Please confirm the Dive Against Debris Surveyor Statement: 
0

Your Survey Team

Team Leader Name: 
Paul Sant
Team Leader Email: 
Number of Participants: 
6

About Your Survey

Survey Date: 
Nov. 04/13
Organisation/Dive Centre: 
Divers Down 32339
Survey Site Location: 
Dibba Fujairah
United Arab Emirates
Survey Site GPS Coordinates: 
25° 35' 57.3756" N, 56° 21' 4.608" E
Weather Conditions for Previous Week: 
Calm, onshore wind 1-2 knots wave 30-50cm

Survey Information

Survey Duration (in minutes): 
50
Survey Depth Range Metric: 
meters
Area Surveyed Metric: 
m2
Dive Site Area Surveyed: 
276
Survey Depth Max: 
17
Survey Depth Minimum: 
15
Dominant Substrate: 
sand
Ecosystem: 
rocky reef
Wave Conditions: 
Smooth (wavelets) for waves 0.1 - 0.5 meter high
Marine Debris Found: 
I have debris data to report

Total Weight of all Debris Collected

Reliability of Total Weight: 
measured
Weight Unit Used: 
kilograms
Total Weight: 
42

Plastic Materials

01. bags-grocery/retail (plastic): 
31
02. bags: trash (plastic): 
2
07. beverage: bottles-2 liters or less: 
3
10. bottles: oil/lube: 
1
20. cups, plates, forks, knives, spoons (plastic): 
12
22. fishing: line: 
20
23. fishing: lures & light sticks: 
11
24. fishing: nets & pieces of nets: 
4
25. fishing: traps & pots: 
6
27. food wrappers (plastic): 
12
33. rope (plastic/nylon): 
25
34. SCUBA & snorkel gear-masks, snorkels, fins: 
2

Metal Materials

55. batteries: car or boat: 
1
56. beverage cans (aluminium): 
37
61. drums: 55 gallon: 
1
62. fishing: sinkers, lures, hooks: 
2
63. fishing: traps & pots: 
6
68.SCUBA weights: 
2

Wood Materials

79. fishing: traps & pots: 
6

Mixed Materials

95. clothing: 
4

Other Debris Items

Other Debris Items: 
Other Debris Items (Identify Materials) Number of Items Found
Item 1 --

Entangled Animals

Entangled Animals Found (if any): 
Other Fishes
Other Fish Species or Common Name: 
sergeant major, surgeon fish, parrot fish
Number of Other Fishes Entangled: 
37
Was the Fish: 
Dead
Other Fishes - Type of Debris: 
coral (hard branch)

Additional Information

Are you aware of an event that could have contributed to the debris you documented?: 
This area is a marine reserve, poorly protected. Due to the easy opportunity of catching fish in the area it is often fished by net and gargour (pots). The area is also opposite 3 large hotels and their rubbish is often blown from the beach when we have an Westerly wind.
Most Unusual Item Found: 
Ralph Lorean shirt
What were the most problematic debris items in your location?: 
Bottle tops
nets
plastic bags

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any photos?: 
No