Wednesday, July 14, 2010

September 25th: International Cleanup Day

Next september 25th we will participate in the International Cleanup Day, the largest single day volunteer event on behalf of our underwater environment.

Did you know that every year an estimated seven billion tons of debris enter the world’s oceans? The consequences are devastating as each year nearly one million birds are killed by aquatic litter and an estimated 100,000 marine animals, including dolphins, whales and sea turtles, choke or get tangled in debris. Project AWARE volunteers will once again contribute to the compelling Global Marine Debris Index ( In 2008 this snapshot revealed a staggering 3,216,991 cigarette/cigarette filters and 1,377,141 plastic bags were collected on one day.

By participating in this event you’re not only part of local cleanup effort, you’re part of a global team in over 900 dive locations throughout 100 countries and territories. On this one day harmful and unsightly trash will not only be removed by the ton but the data collected will be instrumental in finding long term solutions to debris problems.

This year we will organize something different from the past 2 years. We will start our event at 1:00p.m to do two dives, the first one to cleanup a dive site in Granate Bay, Tayrona Park and the second to monitor the coral bleaching in Piedra del Medio following CORAL WATCH methodology.

After the dives we`ll come back to Taganga to classify the trash and register the data collected  and to enjoy a delicious BBQ prepared you.  All our volunteers will also receive a t-shirt and a participation certificate.

If you’re interested in participating, drop by our store or give us a call: 57(5)4219344, or send us an email: and help make clean waters a reality.”

Make your dives count!!

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