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Why Scuba Divers Are Involved in Dive Cleanups

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Our planet is in bad shape. More than anything else, this fact is proven by the state of our seas and oceans. Garbage ends up in the sea by the millions of tons every year, and the bulk of that garbage is made up of plastic rubbish. Despite this alarming situation, some hope exists. Individuals and organizations all over the world are striving to protect the seas through a host of conservancy programs. The global community of scuba divers is no different. Let’s find out how and why they’re committed to this cause. What is A Dive Cleanup? Everyone is familiar with beach cleanups. They’re a common practice in coastal cities and are open for everyone to participate. Dive cleanups, on the other hand, focus on collecting the different kinds of garbage that accumulate underwater. Of course, most of this debris is plastic.To participate in a dive cleanup, one should be a certified diver with good buoyancy. It is also important to be in good health. These are skills that are at the core of scuba diving, which makes scuba divers the ideal people for dive cleanups. Why is it Important? Every single piece of garbage in the ocean and seas, including the estimated 5.35 trillion pieces of plastic, contributes to the death and extinction of underwater life.Removing plastic from our seas is important because plastic is essentially indestructible. It does not decompose naturally. It does, however, break down into smaller pieces as a result of solar radiation and the impact of waves. By breaking… Read More »Why Scuba Divers Are Involved in Dive Cleanups