Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Divewise Annual Beach Cleanup

We had a very bizarre morning yesterday. Staff, pleasure divers, divers here doing courses and snorkelers from the Hilton, Intercontinental and the Westin Hotels all grouped together in a big team effort to clean up Dragonara reef, Casino Reef and the Roman Baths.

After another of our “expertly” drawn maps was constructed everyone volunteering got split into groups with an Instructor to guide them.

Everyone was briefed on where they would be collecting rubbish and they were each given a bag.

The snorkelers headed off out on the boat with Phil. Their job being to collect any floating rubbish and - if they are good at duck diving – some rubbish off the bottom.

The divers went off to their allocated section of the Reef with their guide and collected want rubbish they came across along the bottom.

Dragonara reef seemed almost void of rubbish, probably because our divers pick up rubbish they come across as they dive.

However there is always something that needs clearing away that can't be tackled on a normal dive . . .

No prizes for guessing who brought back the biggest piece of litter . . .

After all the hard work . . . everyone involved was rewarded with a buffet of sandwiches, cakes, fruit and every non-alcoholic drink you can think of, courtesy of the Westin Hotel.

Naturally Nev made sure anything left over was stored safely in the fridge for later . . .

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