We played our part and cleaned up small 3 small areas of Koh Tao and collected as much rubbish as possible. With teams from Mojo Divers, Sairee Cottage Diving, Roctopus Dive, Goodtime Adventures, Scuba Junction and joined by Coral Gardening.

It started off with lectures at Goodtime Adventures from Vera and Frank on their Coral Gardening organisation and how they create artificial reefs and its impact on the local environment. Here’s the YouTube link to part of their presentation on bycatch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=Vb-oRZB1noo.

A presentation by Frank & Vera on Coral Gardening

A presentation by Frank & Vera on Coral Gardening

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Alan gave a lecture on “Luminous beings are we…” something about Yoda and cleaner shrimps.  You had to have been there and maybe next time you will.

The best classroom in the world?

The best classroom in the world?

After lunch we split into three teams; a land cleaning team led by Chris who want to Meks Mountain and Fraggle Rock; a diving team on the Scuba Junction boat who went to Shark Bay & a diving team on the Sairee Cottage boat who went to Lighthouse.  The weather was a little windy but still collected a lot of rubbish from Shark Bay, a lot seemed to be ropes & rice sacks that had become caught on corals and strangely some male underwear.

Preparing our kit to dive Shark Bay

Preparing our kit to dive Shark Bay

Felica & her buddy collecting rubbish as they go

Felica & her buddy collecting rubbish as they go

A shower and break afterwards we all met again at Banyan Bar for a free BBQ and beer and a proper party with live music from Simon Wright, its not all work work work you know. #getinvolved

Lots of plastics, rice sacks, pieces of rope collected from Shark Bay

Lots of plastics, rice sacks, pieces of rope collected from Shark Bay

Not a bad afternoons work at Shark Bay Eco Day

Not a bad afternoons work at Shark Bay Eco Day

By | 2016-10-21T10:43:30+00:00 21st September 2016|Eco Days|

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