Ocean Encounters together with Curacao Sunscape Resort & Spa sponsored a dive against debris on Saturday August 10th, 2013. Volunteers from the US FOL, Ocean Encounters staff, local environmental enthusiasts, and Sunscape guests collected debris both on the surface and underwater. The site was chosen due to the drainage canal ajacent the resort which collects debris from around the island during the rainy season, and deposits it on our fringing reef system. In total eight 50 gallon bags were filled with trash, including bottles, cans, fishing line, nets, plastic cups, clothing, & pvc piping. Other notable items were 4 tires and even a beach chair! A big thanks to Ocean Encounters which supplied all clean-up materials, dive gear, and logistical support & Sunscape resort for sposoring lunch and refreshments. Also a big thanks to all of our volunteers and especially the FOL who supplied the much needed man power.
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