Sunday, May 6, 2018

Narc Dive Club Underwater and Land Clean Up 2018..



Early yesterday morning I called in at Hillarys Boat Harbour, the harbour three minutes away from home, the harbour that you have seen here many times! I was interested to see what would be discovered under the beautiful waters of the marina in the 8th Annual Underwater and Land Clean-up 2018 organized by volunteer divers from the Narc Dive Club. Remember last years clean-up around Rottnest Island here. Sitting in the cafes and restaurants around the marina who would guess what lurks beneath! If you have 2 minutes check out the video here, you will be as shocked as I was. The young girl above with, I'm guessing her dad.. it's never too soon to teach our young people the importance of looking after our precious environment.. 


No sooner had the divers entered the water than they were popping up again with an astounding array of rubbish from under the water.. some most likely blown in by the strong winds during winter storms but so much that could have only landed there with a lot of help. Chatting with one of the organizers I asked what the weirdest thing was that they had pulled up, hoping it wouldn't be something too horrible, but incroyably it was a French bugle.. bizarre oui :)


The divers cover an area of 5.3km, the rubbish skip below is only for this section, one of many. This is how it looked when I left after less than an hour! You may have to embiggen the images to get the full effect.


.... and below when Aimee and I returned in the afternoon. In the first clean-up of the marina six years ago the Narc volunteers pulled up 8tonnes of rubbish, will be interesting to see how much it weighs this time.. will let you know! It is a two day weekend event, so it will be all divers below once again today, a massive effort from the Narc volunteers on land and under the water, a huge merci beaucoup 💙 Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..


23 comments:

  1. ...why are so many people slobs?

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  2. Oh, my goodness, Grace, I´ll forever fail to understand why people do this, no matter if on land or in water.
    Never knew about those darn cigarette stuff.
    If you google "French bugle" (in Germany) you also get a pic of a beagle, which was really disturbing (LOL?) - guess it was that trumpet-like thingy!

    I have to admit. When it comes to cleaning our city´s streets I refuse. Because. You know. But the ocean? I´d help if I could dive. Good on those who can and do!

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  3. Good for them. Will were ever learn not to litter our earth?
    My sister on Weds morning of her daily walk wears gloves and picks up litter in her neighborhood. Weds is trash day and the garbage cans are at the curbs...that way she can dispose of things she picks up along the way. She said the bending over is great exercise too.

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  4. What a great project! Hard to believe people discard so much in the water every year. It must be the same here!

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  5. That is an amazing amount of garbage, Grace! What a fine thing those people are doing!

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  6. It's great there are people who are willing to help with the clean up. This is a common problem with bodies of water around the world. It's amazing what they find.

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  7. Good to see people pitching in to keep the water clean, and to see the younger generation get into scuba diving, Too bad we have so many lazy people in the world that throw things overboard, or into any body of water or litter the land to show their lack of respect for themselves and others. Some trash is deposited by storms, but all in all it goes back to society.

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  8. So good to see that something is being done but on the other hand if only people had respect for the palnet we live on this would not be necessary. Very sad that it has to be. Great photos of a reminder what we should all do or not do. Take care Diane

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  9. Brilliant!! Many Thanx To ALL The Volunteers. Thanx For Sharing & Inspiring.

    Cheers

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  10. Thanks to all those involved in this cleanup. I wonder if those people who throw this stuff into the water throw garbage all over their houses, too? It's really sad.

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  11. No oBikes! Amazing. I would guess it has been a long time since there was a clean up. Hopefully that sort of rubbish is not going in the water there now. Narc? Narcotic?

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  12. They fish an awful lot of stuff out of the river in Cambridge every year, mostly bikes and shopping trolleys. None of that has been brought in by the tide! Well done to these divers for cleaning up your harbour.

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  13. Thanks to all involved in these clean-ups, they do a great job!
    On the other hand is sad that these clean-ups have to take place so regularly, if only people didn't litter so much...

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  14. That is something I would never dare to do, go under water.... Glad there are people who want to clean the water.

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  15. Yes, incredible what is hidden to our view by the water, thank goodness there are brave souls who go down there to clean up.

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  16. Oh my gosh, that is an amazing amount of rubbish. It's hard to believe that all those things are just below the surface. That group is doing good work!

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  17. Great to read. Thanks for the post.

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  18. Having lived aboard for 20 years, this made me think of all the trash and treasures I have lost overboard! Treasures in some cases.

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  19. They are masters of taking care of business, bravo to them all!

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  20. I'll never understand why some people can be such slobs.

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