Big Island divers unite with Aqualung, PADI for #DiveForEarthDay
Big Island scuba divers can be part of what may be the largest statewide dive cleanup in Hawai‘i history on Earth Day, April 22.
In partnership with sustainability group Kanu Hawai’i, national organizations Aqualung and PADI are staging hundreds of divers to participate in more than 10 dive cleanups in coastal areas of every major Hawaiian island. The goal is to remove personal and industrial garbage littering Hawai‘i’s shorelines, reefs and coastal waters.
An estimated 15 to 20 tons of marine trash are being washed up on the shores of State of Hawai’i every year, 96% of which is made from plastic material.
The cleanup dives on Big Island will be hosted by business Big Island Divers and the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources, respectively.
For more information and to register for Big Island Divers’ cleanup, click here. For the Division of Aquatic Resources’ cleanup, click here.