In terms of weather, we had almost everything but snow, and still we had a great time! Divers collected about 53 pounds of debris (the electronic scale was forgotten in the rain (yep, my own fault), and it stopped working, but we were near the end of weighing and counting, so we think we have it about right.
This is what I love best about scuba divers: They are very environmentally conscious. Every where you dive, you can hear the scuba diver's mantra: "Take only pictures, leave only bubbles."
But they take more than just pictures when they dive. Scuba divers are known to fill their pockets with trash they find along the way. Because they are just THAT awesome!
Thank-you to the many divers who came out to collect the trash!
Working with Project Aware was a very satisfying venture. We tracked the debris we collected and are preparing a data card report that the foundation will use with the research they continue to collect.
Weight of Debris collected: 53 lbs
Strangest item: paint can, anchor, and fireworks.
About Project Aware
Project AWARE Foundation is a growing movement of scuba divers protecting the ocean planet – one dive at a time.Over the past two decades of underwater conservation we’ve learned that divers are true leaders in ocean protection. We’re ocean heroes numbering in the millions across the globe. We believe together our actions will make a huge impact and will help to rescue the ocean.
With new programs and more online resources than ever before, Project AWARE supports an unprecedented global movement of divers acting in their own communities to protect oceans and fresh water lakes and rivers to implement lasting change.
Project Aware is focusing in on two major ocean issues – Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, or trash in our ocean.
Truly, there are many conservation issues converging on our ocean planet at once, but we’re concentrating on these serious problems where scuba divers are uniquely positioned to directly and positively affect real, long-term change in these two areas.
The boat was christened ASN Diver today!
I didn't quite get the money shot here, but hey. It was quite a day!
Unfortunately the cloth bag also ripped and a chunk of glass fell into the water. Jeff kindly volunteered to be hung upside down by the ankles to retrieve it. Pictures in our photo album (Flickr and Facebook)
We did finally get burgers and dogs. Thank-you Rachel for being a great BBQ Queen! And thank-you George and his cooking students at Sutton District High school for making us custard berry tarts and chocolate brownie bites. They were very good!
We are so pooped. Thank-you again everyone. Smile