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Dive Against Debris Data Submission

Japanese Gardens

2 June, 2012

Team Leader
Chris Fitzgerald
Number of Participants
Total Debris Collected
30 kgs (estimated)

10.119731, 99.81637

Survey Information

Location Name
Japanese Gardens
Organization/Dive Centre
Sairee Cottage Diving
Koh Tao
2 June, 2012
Survey Duration
45 Minutes
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 10.119731
Longitude: 99.81637
Weather Conditions
Survey Depth Range
12–17 meters
Area Surveyed
100 m2
Dominant Substrate
Sandy area just off a fringing reef
Wave Conditions
Slight for waves 0.5 -1.25 meter high
plastic materials collected
Bags-grocery/retail (plastic) 5
Beverage Bottles: 2 Litres Or More (plastic) 2
Beverage Bottles: Less Than 2 Litres (plastic) 10
Bottles: Bleach/cleaner Bottles 1
Bottles: Oil/lube 1
Caps & Lids (plastic) 3
Cups, Plates, Forks, Knives, Spoons (plastic) 5
Fishing: Line 3
Fishing: Lures, Rods/poles 1
Fishing: Nets & Pieces Of Nets 3
Food Wrappers (plastic) 5
Pipes (plastic-PVC) 2
SCUBA & Snorkel Gear-masks, Snorkels, Fins 2
Straws, Stirrers 2
Toothbrushes 1
Plastic Fragments 5
Cigarette Filters 3
Rope (plastic/nylon) 1
glass materials collected
Cups & Plates-tableware/dishes (glass & Ceramic) 2
Glass & Ceramic Fragments 5
Beverage Bottles (glass) 22
metal materials collected
Appliances: Household 2
Batteries: AA, AAA, C & D, 6V, 9V, Etc. 7
Beverage Cans (aluminium) 3
Cans: Food/juice, Other (tin) 7
Caps & Lids (metal) 5
Forks, Knives, Spoons (cutlery) 3
Pipes & Rebar 2
SCUBA Weights 1
Wire, Wire Mesh & Barbed Wire 5
Wrappers (foil/metal) 2
Metal Fragments 5
rubber materials collected
Rubber Fragments 10
wood materials collected
Furnishings (wood) 1
Wood Fragments 5
cloth materials collected
Rope And String (cloth) 5
Towels/rags 2
Cloth Fragments 10
paper materials collected
Cardboard: Packaging & Cartons 10
Paper-books, Newspaper & Magazines, Etc. 2
mixed materials collected
Clothing 8

Dive site in bad condition. Needs more action. Breeding ground for baby fish

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