Dive against Debris

Dive against debris program was established in 2011 by Project AWARE and later continued by PADI Aware. The dive against debris map represents the largest underwater citizen science database and movement for marine debris on the planet. Over 90,000 Torchbearers around the world have removed nearly 2 million pieces of marine debris from underwater environments. Check out the Dive Against Debris map!

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From all the dive sites currently 5271 are adopted sites. Which means the adopting teams committed to survey their sites monthly for a minimum of one year. 

Tursiopsdivers adopted Tung Ping Chau - ADS323 in July 2017 and we have continued to survey it since then. Until today we have conducted 70 cleanup dives, recovered over 800kg and 7600 debris items, from which 70% is plastic. 

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Tung Ping Chau is one of the six marine parks of Hong Kong. It was established in 2001 and it occupies a sea area of about 270 hectares, that includes the island itself as well. The marine park includes two core areas (map by AFCD), one of which is our adopted dive site (ADS323). Up till today, our dive site is the only adopted site in Hong Kong!

 

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