Clean Up the World 202021 Sep 2020
Clean Up the World is a global environmental initiative that Prodivers supports each year, along with an estimated 35 million other people across the planet. We traditionally come together with our guests and colleagues from the resorts and clean the reefs and islands, before celebrating our achievements with a little party including cake and refreshments. The 2020 events were a little different to usual, the Covid-19 pandemic meant we couldn’t share them with many of our guests, but our teams joined forces with the resort teams and cleaned up regardless – the environment is still important and our planet still needs us, Covid or no Covid!
Here’s a round up of 2020 Clean Up the World weekend with some of our Prodvers Teams:
A team of five cleaned the beaches and reefs around Komandoo and found a few bags of rubbish consisting mainly of fishing line that had drifted in with the ocean currents. The continued efforts of the team ensure a beautiful and safe environment for our guests and nature, both above and below the water.
An amazing combined effort took place on Kuredu, about 60 volunteers from Prodivers and the Resort team came together to clean the beaches of debris that had drifted in. They collected an astounding 60 bags of rubbish, weighing 150kg and consisting of mainly plastic bottles, fishing lines and small bits and pieces. Of course the clean ups don’t just happen once a year, it’s an ongoing process to battle the plastic issue facing our oceans but, the dedicated team have made sure the island is pristine and as idyllic as you remember, ready to welcome you back very soon!
There was a great team effort at Hurawalhi with about 20 staff coming together to clean the island’s surrounding beaches and lagoons. The marine life and reefs will thank them for collecting 10 bags of debris brought in with the ocean currents; keeping the ocean litter free is imperative for the health of the reefs and creatures that make them their home. Returning divers and snorkellers will be able to enjoy the beautiful environment thanks to the ongoing efforts of our dedicated teams.
Laura and Charl went on a clean up mission to the lagoon and house reef in front of the dive school and came back with a couple of bags of rubbish that had drifted in plus a large plank of wood. Lily Beach has been open throughout the pandemic and they are ready for more guests to return soon.