Action Highlights

On April 25, 2015 38 volunteers joined our coastal cleanup to Fight Against Debris. We had children and adults join in cleaning in the shallows as well as the deepest parts of the Rompeolas. There was a lot of fishing related debris with fishing lines, glass bottles and aluminum cans being the most abundant. The underwater cleanup was a great success with around 185lbs of debris collected, with arond 50lbs of that corresponding to fishing equipment. The day was perfect for a cleanup and everyone there was excited to give back to the Earth.

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In Cornwall, event planning can be an arduous task. Poor visibility, inclement weather, rip currents, waves and large tidal ranges can cause the whole thing to be a very hit-and-miss affair. However, with such an array of stunning dive spots, all these obstacles just add to the anticipation and heighten the sense of achievement after a successful dive. The World Earth Day dive was no exception.

 

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Earth Day is an annual celebration on the 22nd April where events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. 

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The Florida Keys Community College Scuba Club, Environmental Club, PTK and faculty members teamed up to do a large scale clean up around campus. The cleanup started with a dive against debris in the FKCC lagoon. Ten Scuba Club members geared up and removed over 30 lbs of trash from the lagoon. In the meantime, the other club members walked the perimeter of the lagoon and mangroves surrounding campus. After the dive, all clubs got together and began their journey down College Road which is outlined by mangroves.

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For the second year running All 4 Diving Indonesia & Mermaid Liveaboards have joined forces to host an educational Earth Day 2015 support event for local school children in Bali, 30 kids from ‘Children from the Compassion International Child Development Program’ and C3 Church in Bali on Semawang Beach.

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For today's Earth Day we at Eco Divers Lembeh did a Dive Against Debris on one of our favourite dive sites in the Lembeh Strait, called Bianca. In total we removed 55kg of rubbish - not bad for only 3 divers! We are happy those materials won't harm any marine creatures anymore and look forward to diving there again to see many happy critters! :)

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The FKCC Scuba Club raised over $1,300 for Project Aware during their annual finathon this year! They have worked with other FKCC clubs including the Environmental Club and PTK to organize a large marine debris clean up to honor Earth Day tomorrow! 

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On Saturday, April 11, 2015, 117 volunteer divers gathered at Dive Friends Bonaire @ Dive Inn for the famous quarterly clean up dive.  Many STINAPA Junior Rangers and Sea Turtle Conservation volunteers were in attendance, as well as local and visiting divers.  The dive site being targeted for a “spring clean” was the South Pier.  South Pier is frequently in need of a clean-up dive because it is a popular destination for fishermen as well as the main pier used for cargo deliveries and cruise ships.

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Did a great dive at the Blowhole Sat 11 Apr 15 with 5 other instructors from Dive Oahu.  Picked 20#s of debris out of the ocean.  Mostly fishing gear, but the debris included parts of a lawn chair, the top to a kettle grill, and an Asian soup spoon.  Easy to organize, fun to do, and it makes a difference.  Had lots of interest from the tourists coming to see the Blowhole.  They were "shocked" to see six divers coming out of the surf with mesh bags, a chair frame, and a grill top!

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"Dive Against Debris Clean Up Dives at Hin Wong Bay and Lighthouse - 80 kg of litter including 95 plastic bags, 93 plastic bottles, and 38 aluminum cans.  #projectaware"

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