As rubbish in our oceans is a big problem, and as part of my Eco Divemaster Internship I had to organize a Project Aware Dive Against Debris reef cleaning. So last Friday an intrepid group of 8 divers (some were even volunteers) went to one of the Two Fish dive sites and after I gave my first dive briefing, we descended into what looked to be basically an underwater rubbish dump.
On September 29th in support of Project Aware’s Debris Month of Action Two Fish Divers Bunaken, Lembeh and Nusa Lembongan all organised a Dive Against Debris triple whammy clean up! Yep, that’s right – We did a coordinated dive against debris in all of our dive centres on the same day hauling in a total of 119 kilos of marine debris!
This September 2014 Project Aware carries on the tradition of the whole month being Debris Month of Action, and at Two Fish we always support this. Not only during the month of September in fact, we organise clean-up dives all year round, but we up the game a little during September!
Did you know that we make a US$10 donation for every PADI course that you do with us at all three of our locations? In April 2013 we signed up to the Project Aware 100% program, this made us one of the few dive centres in Indonesia that makes a donation for 100% of the PADI courses that it runs. In fact there are only 200 centres around the world that are 100% Aware, therefore we are in a very special group!