On May 28th, RedSea-Divers and Waterworld South organised a Dive Against Debris™ survey of their local House Reef in Hurghada, Egypt. 21 divers and 11 surface support removed and reported an incredible 988 kgs of debris in just one afternoon!
The survey organisers share 5 Tips to successfully complete a Dive Against Debris™ with a group of volunteers:
Get the Dive Against Debris Event Organizer Kit including tools to plan and promote your event.
Announce your Dive Against Debris to the world and allow community volunteers to support your efforts. Add your event to the Action Map.
Reporting your Dive Against Debris data is essential to fight back against marine debris. Once reported, your data will enter a global database and help support the development and implementation of policies to improve solid waste management at all levels.
The data we collected on the day shows that better (wind-safe) garbage bins could improve the local situation.
Let others know what you’re doing to fight trash. Post images, video and share your story on My Ocean, Project AWARE’s global, online community for ocean protection. And spread the word on social media!
The global marine debris crisis is a serious issue but rallying the diving community behind this worthwhile cause is fun! The Redsea-Divers staff provided a wonderful BBQ to end this amazing day and fun was had by all!
My PADI – My Ocean – My Hope