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Dive against Debris

The 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!


Of all the dive sites, currently, 5271 are adopted sites. This means the adopting teams committed to surveying 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 89 cleanup dives and recovered over 1000kg and 9000 debris items, of which 85% is plastic. 


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


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