It’s time for the 36th annual International Coastal Cleanup. Join Divers Paradise for the world's largest, one-day volunteer effort for our oceans and waterways, and show your commitment to reducing marine debris, along with millions of volunteers from across the globe! They'll be heading offshore to 2 sites on Florida's Coral Reef to scuba dive and remove marine debris. Marine debris data will also be collected to submit to PADI Project AWARE and the Ocean Conservancy for future use by educators, researchers, and policy-makers.
Scientists estimate that more than 17 billion pounds of plastic enter our ocean every year threatening marine life from corals polyps to sharks, the health of people, and local economies. By the year 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish!
Worldwide, thousands of volunteers from over 100 countries will spend their morning collecting millions of pounds of litter and debris on inland roadsides, coastal areas, inland lakes, and rivers. Volunteers will assist in this effort to clean and protect the environment by eliminating debris that injures wildlife, contaminates our beaches and waterways, and threatens boater safety in Miami-Dade County.
$60 reservation comes with tanks and weights from Diver's Paradise, and additional scuba gear is available for rent from the dive shop. Debris Free Oceans will provide gloves, dive shears, and mesh bags. *You must have your open-water diver certification and a minimum of 10 logged dives in order to participate.
MUST register and pre-pay through the Diver's Paradise trip calendar HERE or by calling the shop at (305) 361-3483 to confirm your spot.
Please email Maddie@debrisfreeoceans.org once you sign up so she can confirm your registration and add you to the official manifest.