September 25, 2011

Nusa Dua Underwater Clean up 2011

On 24 September 2011 we have successfully conducted a series of undewater clean up day at the Tanjung Benoa (Nusa Dua) area of Bali. There were 6 divers joining the dives. Tanjung Benoa area is tourist busiest area for water sport activities. Hundreds or more beginner divers dive in this area every day. That a lot of marine debris at the beach and underwater.

The reason why we choose the Tanjung Benoa (Nusa Dua) area, we have been constantly monitoring the area for debris, coral health and coverage, and trying to locate sharks presents. This was our second Project Aware underwater cleanup since last year.

We conducted underwater clean up dive at Karang Jahe – one of the most popular dive site in this area. At this point we found plastics, fishing nets, drinking bottles, food wraps and much more at underwater environment. On some items the coral growing, some fishes lives in side like on tires, bottles and some cables, but these material now has become a new home for some creatures. So we did not pick up any debris, hence we did some data recording on the debris that were not picked-up.

Event Organizer: Made Suwena (PADI Master Instructor)

Here are some picture what we got underwater:


Inner tube tire


Glass bottle

Food wrap


No comments:

Post a Comment