Since finding out about Earth Day last month, we have been getting excited about getting all our guests and guides together to help do our little bit help to clean up the Lembeh Strait. After a good chat with the dive guides we decided on going to TK2 (it is named after the village in the bay – Teluk Kembahu) to give it a ‘spring clean’!
After a nice hearty lunch we donned our wetsuits, set up our kit and headed out on the boat. The earlier rain had gone away and the sun was shining – everyone was in high spirits!
After a briefing from Helen, our resident instructor and Project Aware Coordinator on what rubbish to collect and the plan of action everyone jumped in eager to get started!!
As you can see from the pictures in the album, everyone had great fun collecting over 50 kilograms of rubbish!!! We mainly focused on collecting plastic items as these are a real problem in the Lembeh Strait but some of the stranger items we collected included vacuum cleaner pipes, a Mickey Mouse handbag, brushes and a inflatable kiddie pool!!
We would like to extend our thanks to all the helpers on the dive – Silvia and Martin from Switerland, Louise from Denmark, Fred from France, Arnau from Spain, Frits and Zu from The Netherlands and Steve from the UK. As you can see it was a very international affair and we also had the Indonesian contingent Risko, Steven and Sem , three of our fantastic guides here at Two Fish Divers.