Coral reefs and the oceans in which they live need help to become and stay beautiful, healthy and thriving, filled with colourful fish, critters, corals and sponges. Which is why you're
Coral reefs and the oceans in which they live need help to become and stay beautiful, healthy and thriving, filled with colourful fish, critters, corals and sponges.
Which is why you’re invited to our monthly Clean Up dive on our Project AWARE Adopted Dive Site.
“ADS-88”, better known as Pierbaai Reef and Car Pile, are 2 of Curacao’s healthiest, best and most popular dive sites – thanks to of hundreds of divers just like you, who’ve helped us remove tons of trash, on countless Clean Up dives, since 2005.
Even if you can’t make it to this month’s Clean Up dive, share this event on your facebook page, to reach and motivate as many divers as possible. Thanks 🙂
FREE! Just pay for your beers after diving (it is the weekend, after all) and we pick up the rest of the costs.
The briefing and dive last around 1.5 hours; logging the trash collected (REALLY important to Project AWARE) lasts about 30 mins, depending on how much trash we all collect, and how many cold ones you enjoy with your new dive buddies + friends 🙂
You’re VERY welcome! Drop us an email or swing by The Dive Bus before the Clean Up, for info and the dreaded paperwork. Remember to bring your dive certification card.
What to bring?
Gloves (washing-up ones work) + cutting tools like line cutters or scissors, available in the dive shop if you don’t have your own yet.
Why do we log the trash we collect?
Data about the debris collected from these dives is sent to Project AWARE, as part of their ongoing, worldwide underwater trash survey.
Our data, along with data from thousands of PADI dive shops around the world, helps identify critical trends and changes. This enables Project AWARE to spot trends and areas of concern, in order to focus their efforts to significantly reduce the amount of trash entering our oceans each year, that destroys critical habitats…
…And encouraging and engaging good people like yourself to keep making a difference and protecting our reefs.
Not a diver?
You don’t need to be a diver to join in our monthly Clean Ups and make a difference – there’s plenty to clean up top-side too, to prevent it making it into the ocean. And extra pairs of hands to help sort and log the trash for the debris survey are always welcome.
I’m in, what next?
Click the ‘Going’ button by the event photo up top, contact us if you need any more info.
– ProjectAWARE: http://www.projectaware.org/issue/marine-debris
– Dive Against Debris Specialty Course: once you’ve done the Clean Up dive, you only need the short, interesting classroom session to earn this rating. More info here:
– What else The Dive Bus is doing to help our oceans: http://www.thedivebus.com/about/our-credentials/
– What else YOU can do to take care of our underwater world (it’s easier than you might think):
– Fun videos of previous Clean Ups on YouTube here:
– HEAPS of Clean Up photos here: https://www.facebook.com/19324446220/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154134887756221
Thanks, hope to see you!