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Succesful Cleanup with Perth Scuba


It was a case of second time lucky with the weather for the “Aussie Fundraiser” on Sunday and the weather this time around was perfect. The event was a joint effort with Dive Ski & Surf (Dive Locker Fremantle) and Perth Scuba (Dive Locker Canning Vale).

The idea… To do a clean up event for Project AWARE’s Dive against Debris at the same time as raising some money for a couple of very deserving charities.

The clean up crew started arriving from 7am at Fishing Boat Harbour in Fremantle on what was looking like a much better day than forecast. After signing in and going through all of the paperwork formalities as well as being hit up for a few hard earned dollars for the fundraiser raffle – the divers set up their gear and checked out the boardwalk to see what needed to be done. By 9am (the kick off time) there were around 60 divers ready to jump into the water with the now famous giant stride photograph entry. To assist the divers there were 15 surface support ranging from Medics to Log in/out crew and lots of bag collectors and raffle ticket sales people (who were spreading the word about what we were doing) in between.

Marc Van derPoel, Cleanup Day CoordinatorAfter a pre dive briefing from Marc Van DerPoel – Perth Scuba’s Tec Diving Guru and a few words from Lee it was time to head to the entry point and make a huge splash! source article


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