Debris Free Oceans first scuba cleanup of the season is joining forces with the Diver’s Paradise team on Saturday, June 17th to host a scuba trip with a purpose – removing marine debris from the reef!
There are two sessions to choose from, either in the morning or the afternoon. If you register for the AM session, we will meet at 7:30 AM to sign waivers, retrieve rental gear, and do introductions – our team will speak about the harmful impacts of marine debris and plastic pollution, and then go over how to safely conduct a scuba cleanup. If you register for the PM session, we will convene at 12:30 PM.
After the briefings, we will head offshore to 2 sites on Florida’s Coral Reef to scuba dive and pick up any marine debris and trash that we find. After each dive, we will collect marine debris data to submit to PADI Project AWARE and the Ocean Conservancy for future use by educators, researchers, and policy-makers.
Please note you must have your open-water diver certification and a recommended minimum of 10 logged dives in order to participate. You must book through the Diver’s Paradise trip calendar ==> keydivers.com/trips-calendar
Parking is available in the Crandon Park Marina, where Diver’s Paradise is located
Date and Time
Saturday Jun 17, 2023
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM EDT
Debris Free Oceans will provide gloves, dive shears, and mesh bags. The $75 reservation comes with tanks and weights from Diver’s Paradise, and additional scuba gear is available for rent from the dive shop