Millions of tons of plastic waste end up in the ocean every year. Whether it’s a plastic bag or a lost fishing net, it clings to corals and causes suffocation, disease or mortality.
The aims of clean-up dives are to improve the health of marine ecosystems in the Koh Sdach archipelago; to safeguard livelihoods; and to protect the marine inhabitants from harm.
Data recorded includes twine type, diameter and colour and is submitted to Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI). In 2020 we collected 240 kg of trash, including nets, ropes, and plastic from the marine environment.