On August 27 several divers joined together to help clean up one of Monterey’s popular dive sites, McAbee Beach, and Dive Against Debris! Divers arrived with their bags and receptacles for collecting “trash” and after an orientation, set off to deliver the site of debris they could find. Many items that are discarded into the sea are extremely harmful to the marine life, and can become toxic as they decompose and deteriorate. We are grateful to those who invested a morning of their time to add their efforts toward preserving our local dive sites and protecting the local marine inhabitants that call our waters home. Special thanks to Melissa Boyd and the divemaster candidates who hosted the event, measured and weighed the “contributions” and sorted through them to select winners.
Prizes were awarded for several categories: most trash collected by weight, most trash collected by volume, and “most unique” articles of trash collected. Everyone had a great time!
Congratulations to those who earned their PADI specialty Diving Against Debris certification.