Coral reefs and the oceans in which they live, need our help to become and stay beautiful, healthy and thriving, and filled with colourful fish, critters, corals and sponges.
Which is why you're invited to our monthly Clean Up dive on our Project AWARE Adopted Dive Site.
“ADS-88”, better known as Pierbaai Reef and Car Pile, are 2 of Curacao’s healthiest, best and most popular dive sites. Since 2005, thanks to of hundreds of divers like you, we’ve removed tons of trash, during countless Clean Up dives on these beautiful reefs.
So even if you can’t make it to this month’s Clean Up dive, please share this event, to reach and motivate as many divers as possible to join in and protect Curacao’s reefs from our trash. Thanks :)
The Clean Up dives are FREE to join, tanks and weights included, equipment rental special price = 25 NAFl. Book equipment in advance to ensure we have enough for everyone.
The briefing and dive last around 1.5 hours. Logging the trash collected – critical data for Project AWARE – takes about 30 mins, depending on how much trash we all collect. The rest depends on how many cold beers you enjoy with your new dive buddies + friends once all the work’s done :)
You’re VERY welcome! For the safety of you and your dive buddy, and to avoid damaging the reef and doing more harm than good, you’ll need to have made at least 1 “regular” dive with a TDB Instructor before joining in a Clean Up.
Drop us an email or swing by The Dive Bus to set this up.
What to bring on a Clean Up dive?
Gloves (washing-up ones work) + cutting tools like line cutters or scissors. These are available to buy in the dive shop if you don’t have your own yet.
Why do we log the trash we collect?
Data about the debris collected from these dives is sent to Project AWARE, as part of their ongoing, worldwide underwater trash.
Our data, along with data from thousands of PADI dive shops around the world, helps identify critical trends and changes. Through this, Project AWARE is able to better focus their efforts to significantly reduce the amount of trash entering our oceans each year and destroying critical habitats...
Not a diver?
You’re very welcome to join in by cleaning up trash from the land and beaches, ensuring that it never enters the ocean in the first place.
Extra pairs of hands to help sort and log the trash for the debris survey are always welcome.
Ready to join in and make a difference?
Click the ‘Going’ button by the event photo up top or contact us if you need more info.
- Dive Against Debris Specialty Course: once you’ve done the Clean Up dive, you only need the short, interesting classroom session to earn this rating. More info here:
- What else The Dive Bus is doing to help our oceans: http://www.thedivebus.com/about/our-credentials/
- What else YOU can do to take care of our underwater world (it’s easier than you might think):
- Fun videos of previous Clean Ups on YouTube here:
- HEAPS of Clean Up photos here:
Thanks, hope to see you at the next Dive Bus Project AWARE Monthly Clean Up :)
The Dive Bus Crew