Underwater clean up at Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

It was time to get the yearly underwater beach clean up at Chaweng beach under way. As always, sponsored by the THA or Thai Hotel Association-Samui chapter, big thanks to Mr. John Ens, who coordinated this effort!
At 9am we all met at Al's Resort and after setting up the equipment, a briefing and distributing the trash collection bags, we were off to the beach and ready for the dive.

Underwater clean up Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui

After the clean up with all the small and bigger bags we collected

With thirteen divers and a beach support post covered, we were off and started to collect all kinds of trash. Glass bottles, plastic bottles and cups, sunglasses, pieces of clothing, buoys, ropes, small wrappers, snorkel and dive masks, snorkels and lots more were collected. 
Some bigger items couldn't even brought back to land, like some iron and or steel structures, beach chairs and some big tires. All together I guess we collected at least 45-50 kilos if garbage.

Underwater clean up Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui 

Before we set off

From that point of view, it was a good success! We also spotted lots of marine life, like octopus, barracuda, assorted butterfly fish, assorted trevally, a beautiful cone shell, various shrimps, anemone fish which all indicates a healthy marine life just in front of Koh Samui's busiest beach!

A great morning and a big thanks to all divers that took the time to come out and participate!

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