Sunday, August 1, 2010

Beach Clean Up Success

Some of our hard working cleaners!!

Despite the cloudy visibility and surgey waters we had a successful clean up day on our house reef! We had plenty of divers show up in the morning keen to clean so we handed them over empty bags which they took into the water along with their determination. Apart from a mishap in the bad visability when one of the divers started following one of my DSDs instead of her divemaster it all went well, easy mistake to make when everyone has bright yellow fins! All was resolved and to reward their hard work they had pizza and drinks as we compared rubbish and filled in log books. Well done to everyone and another big thank-you to everone who helped out!!

As divers we all love the water and know its our playground but we must treat it with respect and I think we have a responsibility to share and teach others who may sometimes forget this. There is nothing worse to see as your diving than empty bottles, plastic bags, restaurant menus or any other rubbish, things that just shouldn't be in the water. All it represents is the ignorance we can have, just because we can't see it doesn't mean its not there. Octopus collect shells and shiny things for outside its whole, if its sees glass its going on the collection too and if that glass can cut our fingers then imagine what its going to do to them, no-one likes a seven legged octopus!

A plea to us all, divers and non-divers to respect our waters, don't pollute, don't leave litter on beaches, don't even throw russish to the water. It all affects our precious aquatic environment and if it continues in the years to come no one will want to dive in underwater rubbish dumps!! If any is keen for another clean then don't hesitate to contact us!

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