We have recently been noticing more and more “things” underwater….
We love to see Sting Rays, Garden Eels, Groupers, Scorpionfish BUT we are not talking about marine life this time, we are talking about the fishing lines, the bags, plastics, clothing etc.. We have started to collect debris from our coasts and we have registered with the Project Aware movement. We are recording all debris and many Dive Centres are doing this around the world. Have a look at the current debris counters worldwide: It is obvious that we have an issue and who are the people that can do something about this…..Divers
You can view our profile on Project Aware, and check out our “I dive against Debris” Badge. http://www.projectaware.org/diver/paradisedivers-0
Can anyone do this…? Of course you can, grab a mesh bag and stick it in your BCD during your dives, when you see something that shouldn’t be there that could be harmful to marine life pick it up, and discard of it safely on land. Then register your findings on the Project Aware website so they can track and analyse all the information uploaded.
Project Aware are focusing in on two major ocean issues –Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris in our ocean. There are many conservation issues converging on our ocean planet at once, but they are concentrating on these serious problems where scuba divers are uniquely positioned to directly and positively affect real, long-term change in these two areas. For more information visit the Project Aware foundation website – www.projectaware.org
Paradise Divers Team