Saturday, March 23, 2013

Chaweng Beach underwater clean up on Koh Samui, Thailand

This morning 15 divers from various dive centers on Koh Samui gathered at 9.30am at Al's Resort on Chaweng Beach to start a bi-yearly clean up sponsored by the Thai Hotel Association - Southern Chapter.

Chaweng beach, Koh Samui, Thailand before the clean up

Before the clean up

The beach was fit to dive since just a few days but the visibility was good enough and unfortunately there were heaps of trash and garbage to be found underwater. Seldom I've seen this accumulation of garbage underwater on Chaweng Beach.

Chaweng beach, Koh Samui, Thailand underwater clean up, fire works

Lots of fire works remains were found underwater

In total we pulled out 20 bags of garbage, one part of a jet ski and two jerry cans. My guesstimate is that it totals around 100 kilo of trash we pulled out of the ocean today. Truly a great job by all involved!

Chaweng beach, Koh Samui, Thailand underwater clean up

Plenty of garbage and parts could be found today

Chaweng beach, Koh Samui, Thailand underwater clean up underwater view

Underwater view of the garbage

Chaweng beach, Koh Samui, Thailand after the clean up

After the clean up


Lunch sponsored by Poppies

After the clean up we were invited to lunch at Poppies resort in Chaweng by the GM and chairman of the THA Green Committee, Mr. John Ens, also the driving force behind these clean ups! Big thanks to him and it's no secret that lunch was enjoyed by all!

The next clean up is scheduled around early October!

Camille

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