Dive Against Debris!

Posted on 10. Feb, 2014 by in Diving In Cyprus - Dragons Blog

Dive Against Debris – 0900 hrs -15/02/14, De Costa Bay, Protaras

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More than six million tons of marine litter enters our oceans each year, where it is ingested by nearly 36% of the world’s seabird species and many species of fish. In addition to the thousands of marine animals and sea birds killed by waste, it also chokes coral reefs, smothers critical environments and contaminates beaches and recreation sites around the world.

Dive Against Debris Becoming part of the solution is easier than you may think. Finding a way you can contribute on the local level is a great place to start. Dive Against Debris, created by divers for divers, helps people do just this. The program enables divers to survey underwater rubbish as a way to increase debris removal efforts, prevent harm to marine life and connect their underwater actions to policy changes and prevention.

Dive Against Debris is just one of the initiatives undertaken by Project AWARE to empower thousands of divers in more than 180 countries to work together for a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet. Much work still remains to protect marine animals and the habitat in which they live.  Visit projectaware.org to learn more about how you can contribute to these vital efforts.

 

Do you want help combat this situation?

Join us on Saturday 15th February 2014 and let the clean up begin.

Details of the event:

  • 0900 – Meet at Dragon Divers Dive Centre for initial brief
  • 0930 – Move to De Costa Bay Dive Site
  • 1000 – First diver in the water
  • 1200 – All Divers out of water
  • 1230 – Move to Dive Centre
  • 1300 – Brunch at Greenery Pub, Protaras

Equipment will be available from Dragon Divers but if you have any net bags, please bring them with you.

Cylinder hire is free but a charge of €3.50 is required to cover the cost of the refill.  The cost of the English Breakfast will be confirmed with the Greenery Pub once numbers attending have been established.  Those that do not want to go for brunch after the event, can leave at anytime they wish providing they book out from the Dive Master on the beach (for safety reasons)

Any questions please contact Mick on 97648198

 

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