June 11 was a good day to do a deep dive against debris. The team started with a dive down to 27m. Happy to say there was not much debris in the deeper columns. Most of the debris were collected on the way back to the shallower part of our adopted dive site. We managed to collect 6kg of debris comprised mainly of (you guessed it!) plastic. Sadly, we have collected a small dead crab among the rolls of plastic fragments. You may access the full report submitted to Project Aware here.
We’re also happy to report that of the 6 kg of debris collected, we were able to stuff most of them to make almost one complete 2L ecobrick. Most of the debris in the ecobrick are fishing lines. This is our contribution to The Plastic Solution PH.
We would like to remind all patrons that each participation to our monthly dive against debris gets you a chance to earn a free certification. Please be guided accordingly by the promo duration below:
- May 2017 to April 2018 – at the mark of our second year of the activity, the patron with the most dedication to the Dive Against Debris program will be honored with a FREE Specialty Certification as an official Project Aware Dive Against Debris Specialty Diver.
- June 2017 to December 2017 – the patron with the most dedication to the program from the period will get one (1) FREE Specialty Certification. He/she may choose among the following certifications:
- Enriched Air
- Underwater Photography
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Emergency First Response
- January 2018 to December 2018 – the patron with the most dedication to the program from the period will get 50% off his/her next core certification. This applies to the following courses only:
- Advance Open Water
- Master Scuba Diver
We will be posting the next event on our Facebook page so watch out for it. Until then, keep diving, don’t let your dives go to waste, don’t litter and keep bubbling and creating ripples of change!
Kae is the CFO and co-founder of Dive Funatics. She is a Certified Public Accountant by profession, working in various audit firms in the Philippines before trading her office suit for a wetsuit.
She is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, and an EFR Instructor. She has staffed IDCs in Cebu and Bohol numerous times. She is an important member of the Instructor Development Team and she currently runs the internship program of Dive Funatics.