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17, Oct, 2016

Operation Marine Debris Dive Site Clean Up A Success!

Posted in Community News, Diving News, Eco News, Events, Ko Lanta, Latest News, Local Community Projects, Photos, Scubafish, Thailand by angela

Marine Park Rangers along with Scubafish & sponsor Khun Anurat Tiyaphorn, owner of Pimalai Resort & Spa, join together in clearing marine debris as well as setting buoy lines and implementing safe swim zones at some of our premier dive sites.

On the 12th of October 2016, Scubafish undertook the massive operation of Marine Park clean up. In conjunction with Pimalai Resort & Spa, over 30 divers and snorkelers headed to the stunning islands of Koh Haa where marine debris was removed, buoy lines were set and safe swim zones were implemented. The following day the beautiful islands of Koh Rok received the same treatment.

MarineParkCleanUp1

MarineParkCleanUp1

Fishing nets, discarded line and trash were collected from many different areas, ensuring the sites were back to their pristine condition before the opening of high season on 15th October.

Trash Being Cleared

Trash Being Cleared

Her Majesty the Queen kindly donated 2.5 km of safety partitions to section off areas for and swimmers, as well as access routes for boats. 50 meters of Blue flags now line the sites, representing the Queen’s colours, written in Thai, English and Chinese.

Haul Up The Nets!

Haul Up The Nets!

During the dives many of our favourite old friends were present; Hawksbill Turtles, Seahorse, Blue Spotted Stingrays, Clownfish and many, many more.

Every Little Helps

Every Little Helps

Scubafish is a proud advocate of conservation and an eco friendly dive centre. Why not join us and turn your vacation into a Project AWARE Dive Against Debris. This is a short PADI course in conjunction with your regular dive, turning your fun diving experience into useful citizen science data. We can’t wait to meet you and make a difference to protecting our Oceans together. Book your dive, snorkelling or even accommodation here!

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