Congratulations to our two new Search and Recovery Speciality holders - James Jennings and Marly-Jay Lysandrou
During the course, they learnt how to undertake various search patterns - circular, expanding square and jackstays, they learnt to undertake these activities in various levels of visibility to, as well as teamwork, but they also "Took Action"
On Dive four they were asked to conduct a dive with a search pattern of their own choosing but because some club members were completing our Dive Against Debris dives, they asked if they could make that their objective as part of the dive... Great initiative and great use of new skills, so of course we said yes
It was a great delivery particularly for one member of the Dive Rutland team who was returned their Mares torch lost back in August and it still worked! Great Recovery guys
Anyone want to expand their skills or find out more about Project Aware get in touch, a lot of these courses can be done virtually and / or in person, so can fit any round any schedule
Thanks to the club members who joined us on Sunday for our Dive Against Debris dives as part of the start of this years Project Aware week at Rutland Water.
2.5Kg of rubbish collected from the water and 1Kg of rubbish collected from the water front where we had setup camp for the day and now logged on the Project Aware Data collection site.
Best find of the day? Well you will just have to read the blog on our Search and Recovery day.!
Scientists now calculate that the upper 600-feet of the ocean alone contains up to 21 million metric tons of plastic waste. The rubbish isn't vanishing; it's simply getting ground down and dispersed in the sea. Macro-plastics like bags and bottles are breaking into micro-plastics (defined as bits less than 5 millimeters long) that swirl around and sink eventually sink to the seafloor. They sampled 12 sites in the middle of the Atlantic between the UK and the Falkland Islands, and in a single cubic meter of seawater, they found up to 7,000 plastic particles. Nature Communications
The statistics are alarming, changes need to be made.
Project AWARE week is 19th - 27th September this year, join us on some of our activities including Dive Against Debris / Learn more about Coral and Learn about Project Aware to name but three
Read our articles relating to Project Aware 10 tips, but most of all MAKE ONE CHANGE but in some cases its a simple as Take YOUR rubbish home with you and dispose of properly
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