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Dive Against Debris Data Submission

Punta Perdiz, Bay of Pigs, Cuba

27 April, 2016

Team Leader
Ricky Cobban
Number of Participants
Total Debris Collected
35 lbs (estimated)

22.114736, -81.117191

Survey Information

Location Name
Punta Perdiz, Bay of Pigs, Cuba
Organization/Dive Centre
Thunderbeard Outdoor Restoration Organization
Playa Larga
27 April, 2016
Survey Duration
60 Minutes
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 22.114736
Longitude: -81.117191
Weather Conditions
10-15 knot winds, 85-90 degrees, scattered clouds.
Survey Depth Range
3–25 feet
Area Surveyed
90038 ft2
Dominant Substrate
coral reef
Wave Conditions
Smooth (wavelets) for waves 0.1 - 0.5 meter high
plastic materials collected
Beverage Bottles: 2 Litres Or More (plastic) 1
Beverage Bottles: Less Than 2 Litres (plastic) 3
Bottles: Oil/lube 1
Caps & Lids (plastic) 1
Straws, Stirrers 20
Plastic Fragments 5
Rope (plastic/nylon) 2
glass materials collected
Cups & Plates-tableware/dishes (glass & Ceramic) 2
Glass & Ceramic Fragments 3
Beverage Bottles (glass) 5
metal materials collected
Batteries: AA, AAA, C & D, 6V, 9V, Etc. 2
Cans: Food/juice, Other (tin) 1
Pipes & Rebar 1
Metal Fragments 2
paper materials collected
Paper-books, Newspaper & Magazines, Etc. 2
mixed materials collected
Shoes-flip Flops, Sandals, Tennis, Etc 1

There is a bar on the water at Punta Perdiz with overflowing trash cans and litter scattered all around and in the seating area. Most of the debris we found is probably blowing into the water from this local source.

A 2-3 foot metal pole shaped like a rolling pin, that may have been part of a car.


Large sections of rebar

This area is absolutely gorgeous and just needs a bit of care and management from the local bar to be pristine.

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