Action Highlights

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA --  80 volunteers consisting of local divers, snorkelers, surfers, students and beach-goers participated in the first annual Harvest Pier Clean-Up to help support the Project AWARE movement for a trash free ocean and environment. Volunteers above and below water collected over 300 pounds of trash!  The 2 hour event was held on Saturday, November 8, 2014​ on and below Anglin’s Fishing Pier​ in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and was organized by ‘SOS Ocean Clean-Up’ and ‘Gold Coast Scuba.’

 

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Saturday's Dive Against Debris Project Aware specialty course and event were a resounding success!  The divers hauled almost 40 lbs of debris from Lake Millbrook!

Who would have thought there was an empty and rusting helium tank in our local diving site?  Blech.  Our divers also brought up the kitchen sink...literally -- or at least a bathroom sink.  

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We had the biggest turn out ever for a Dive Against Debris on Saturday 27th September with 34 Divers helping out.  We had to take out two boats to Palace Wall and all the divers spread out to cover as much of the area as possible.  A big thanks to Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas for supplying the boats, gear and crew including captains Carl & Dexter and Instructors Terri, Gigi, Katie and Charlotte.

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As part of our commitment to a clean environment and Project Awares September 'Dive Against Debris' month, we took a team of our Divemasters in training, Divemasters and Instructors to a local beach area on Utila on Monday 29th September for a clean up.

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This was our second cleanup for September. 

The pier has a small current but we managed to get out early and have a great event.  We had over 65 participants, 41 divers, 9 kayakers, St Pete Fire Department Divers (with van and boat), and almost 20 cleanup and data collector volunteers.

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"Sasamat Lake has to be the dirties lake in BC" says Les Newman, owner of Langley Diving and PADI Course Director.  "We have been coming here every fall for years and this year we set out to have more people, bringing out more garbage, raising more money for Project AWARE than ever before."

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Last year’s clean up in Zurrieq cleared up the seabed from a large amount of litter, fishing nets and tyres.  This year we are happy to note that the amount of everyday litter (cans, glass bottles, plastics, chains etc.) has really reduced.  Finally, the common person is respecting the sea.  However we are very disappointed with the fact that the main item that was hauled out of the sea was once again rubber Tyres. 

 

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Taking Out the Trash

Coron, Palawan, Philippines - September 20, 2014 – The newly formed Coron Dive Professional Association with Neptune Dive Center took to the water to join in the International Coastal Clean Up Day.  The dive site chosen was Alcatraz, a small island surrounded by a nice coral reef slope.   A mooring buoy was also installed at the same time to stop dive boats from anchoring on the reef. 

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The third weekend in September marks the annual global movement to Clean Up The World. It’s funny how living on a small island makes your world shrink and your love of the immediate surroundings grow. At B&J Diving Centre, our office is the South China Sea and our playgrounds are the reefs and wrecks around Tioman Island. We are passionate about our dive sites; we want to keep them clean and healthy for all the divers of future generations to come.

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We had a great dive cleanup at Ballast Point Park and Pier.  This is one of the sites that has been adopted by Tampa Bay Green Consortium and semi-annual dive cleanups are conducted here to collect data and develop a trend analysis on marine debris.

At this event, we had volunteers from Eckard College’s Search and Rescue Team students (and other Eckerd volunteers), Stetson University, University of South Tampa, University of South Florida, Tampa Young Men’s Service League, RICOH, and other local volunteers.

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