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Dive Against Debris Data Submission

X-Lighter X127 Carolita

7 September, 2017

Team Leader
Matt Clements, Mikaela Papagiorcopulo and Domino Albert
Number of Participants
Total Debris Collected
115 kgs (estimated)

35.90128, 14.50314

Survey Information

Location Name
X-Lighter X127 Carolita
Organization/Dive Centre
PADI and Project AWARE
7 September, 2017
Survey Duration
45 Minutes
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 35.90128
Longitude: 14.50314
Weather Conditions
Survey Depth Range
10–15 meters
Area Surveyed
300 m2
Dominant Substrate
Wave Conditions
Calm (glassy to rippled) for waves 0 – 0.1 meter high
plastic materials collected
Bags-grocery/retail (plastic) 14
Beverage Bottles: Less Than 2 Litres (plastic) 40
Caps & Lids (plastic) 7
Carpet (synthetic) 1
Cotton Bud Sticks 19
Cups, Plates, Forks, Knives, Spoons (plastic) 3
Fishing: Line 4
Foam Insulation & Packaging 1
Food Wrappers (plastic) 8
Furnishings (plastic) 4
Gloves (latex) 1
Pipes (plastic-PVC) 27
SCUBA & Snorkel Gear-masks, Snorkels, Fins 1
Sheeting: Tarpaulin, Plastic Sheets, Palette Wrap 11
Toothbrushes 1
Plastic Fragments 123
Strapping Bands (plastic) 80
glass materials collected
Cups & Plates-tableware/dishes (glass & Ceramic) 4
Jars-food (glass) 1
Light Globes/bulbs/tubes 1
Glass & Ceramic Fragments 104
Beverage Bottles (glass) 155
metal materials collected
Aerosol/spray Cans 98
Appliances: Household 2
Cars & Car Parts 15
Forks, Knives, Spoons (cutlery) 5
Wrappers (foil/metal) 25
Metal Fragments 67
Batteries: Car Or Boat 1
Fishing: Traps & Pots 9
rubber materials collected
Rubber Bands 20
Tires/tyres 5
Rubber Fragments 21
wood materials collected
Furnishings (wood) 1
Wood Fragments 2
cloth materials collected
Rope And String (cloth) 16
Towels/rags 43
paper materials collected
Bags (paper) 1
Cardboard: Packaging & Cartons 2
Paper-books, Newspaper & Magazines, Etc. 10
mixed materials collected
Clothing 8
Computer Equipment & Other Electronic Devices 4
Toys 1
other materials collected
Fire Extinguisher 1

Doll head

Glass bottles


Plastic bottles

A big Thank You to all the participating Dive Centres and individuals who took part in the survey and PADI Dive Day: DiveMed - Diveshack - Dive Systems - Buddies - Neptunes - The Universty of Malta - Corsair - Scuba life Malta - OrangeShark - Aquatica - Ok Diving - Ray Micallef - Mikaela Papagiorcopulo - Nature Trust Malta

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