Michael producing a cloud of dust whilst putting some debris in a bag.
Unfortunately the beach is littered with debris and that's what we tackled today.
About International Cleanup Day;
Project AWARE Foundation spearheads global underwater cleanups during International Cleanup Day and year round. This annual volunteer event addresses the devastating impact of marine debris on the aquatic environment.
Project AWARE empowers dive centers and individuals to clean the world’s oceans, lakes, rivers and shorelines. Volunteers take part in practical cleanup solutions and collect data which is vital for change.
International Cleanup Day is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in September but cleanup and data collection activities are supported by Project AWARE, partners and volunteers on an ongoing basis.
In 2007 a total of 358,617 recorded volunteers helped Project AWARE clean 34,560 miles of shoreline and remove seven million pounds of rubbish.
This is the kind of stuff one can find a couple of hundred meters off the beach!
After the dive, still dripping wet and with 3 masks that I found wrapped around my BCD.
Dao after the dive. She and Jason found three bags worthwhile of trash and a couple of buckets along Chaweng Reef.
After the dive, after having collected around 12 bags full of trash, including 3 buckets and a basket, 3 masks, 2 snorkels, dozens of empty glass bottles, plastic bottles, cans, pieces of plastic and fabric in total weighing roughly 75 KG's!
Labels: Chaweng Beach, Divemaster, Project AWARE