Divers come clean

17 October 2011

Divers clean up

It's weird what you'll find on a harbour floor. Ask the 40 students who braved the cold waters of Simon's Town on 17 September to clean up the harbour floor of the False Bay Yacht Club. The exercise formed part of the UCT Underwater Club's cleanDIVER 'outreach brand'.

Entering the water at first light, the students retrieved over 20 bags of rubbish over the next six hours. Their finds included an entire fire hose, a starter motor, an ID book, several boots, and 21 tyres. The dive was run as part of the International Coastal Cleanup campaign, and partners included SANPARKS and the Plastics SA group, with the club also promoting its principal beneficiary, the Save our Seas Shark Centre in Kalk Bay.

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