This Week’s Dive Report
Conditions this week were, again, very nice! We had slight winds and sunny skies — perfect weather to find yourself topside on a dive boat in the Florida Keys.
On Saturday morning, Islamorada Dive Center participated in the “Shoreline Restoration Services” marine debris clean-up tournament. We teamed up with Coastal Realty of the Florida Keys to bring up a bounty of trash. This was enough for a second-place win!
Sadly, everything collected is a mere “drop in the bucket” when it comes to plastics and pollution in our oceans. The Ocean Conservancy estimates that 8 million metric tons of plastics from land enter our seas every year. That’s the equivalent of dumping one New York City garbage truck full of plastic into the ocean every minute of every day for the entire year — horrible! We can and must all work together to curb our plastic addition and our trash problem, for the future of our waters.
Next Week’s Dive Report
Conditions for this entire month have been incredible, and this last week of September is no exception. Calm seas ahead, so call us and get on a dive boat before winter hits. I know, I know — Florida “winter,” but still.
I.CARE continues to plant corals every Saturday. This past weekend, we planted over 70 corals. This upcoming Saturday, you can do the same with Key Dives in Islamorada.
When you clean up trash along the shoreline and when you encounter it in the ocean, you act as an ambassador of the planet.
Plastics, ghost fishing line and other trash in our oceans can damage fragile corals. Help by stopping as much trash and plastics as you can from entering our oceans, and removing what you find there!