There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. Of all that mass 269,000 billion tons are floating on the surface while other sinks deeper down. Depressing right?
The good thing is that there is hope. Fishing vessels gets converted to floating recycling factories collecting a lot of man made debris from our ocean. More and more money get dedicated to the plastic problems and slowly we are finding a solution of this dirty problem.
Here is the schedule for our clean-up.
- Meet up at Quo Vadis Dive centre: 9.00
- The boat with leave at 09:30
- Cost: Pay what you want, all money goes to Project Aware.
- First dive: Panagsama reef, where you can witness one of the biggest schools of sardines in the world.
- Second dive: White beach.
- After our last dive we go to White beach for lunch at around 13.00.
- Join us at the Garbage station to weight your garbage to join our trash competition.
- After enjoying white beach with volleyball and cold beverage the boat leaves at 15.30 back to Quo Vadis Dive centre.
- On the boat we will announce the winner of the Trash competition. If anyone want to make a night dive this is possible just let us know before you leave the boat
I know a lot of you who instantly would pick up piece of plastic coming your way during a dive. Divers and snorkelers are cleaning up the ocean floor all over the world as we are enjoying our activities. Together we can choose to speak for the ocean and the creatures living within and that way raise a awareness for the ocean. Together we as divers has even manage to get international protection laws of rays and sharks and together we have collected thousands of kilos of trash from our ocean. Together we did this, how incredible is that? This shows that what we do matters!
On this event we can not clean up the whole earth but we will clean up our local dive sites and its where everything begins.