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Training Workshop - Eco Marine Adventure Cleanup - Dive!

  • WeWork Wanchai 10/F, 33 Lockhart Road Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island Hong Kong (map)

Eco Marine Adventure Cleanup Dive Program Training Workshop

Date and Time: 22 August 2018, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Wan Chai WeWork Office, 10/F Mass Mutual Tower, 33 Lockhart Road Wanchai Hong Kong

Light refreshments will be served.

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The Eco Marine Adventure Cleanup event series engages with different sports communities to tackle marine pollution.  Each adventure cleanup event combines a healthy and fun sports adventure, an ecological activity or challenge, and a coastline or in water cleanup.  We target to engage sports communities in the conversation to tackle waste and challenge them to identify any opportunities in their sport to tackle the waste problem at source.

We will be hosting an adventure cleanup diving month from 1-30 September 2018.  We are currently recruiting dive clubs to each participate with groups of 10 to 20 divers for this meaningful activity. There will be also be one ecological survey/clean up event open to public in September date TBD.

This training workshop will give an overview of objectives and methods for the adventure cleanup program.  We welcome participating groups and also interested public to attend this workshop. Even if you are not a diver yourself, you can also come and learn more about diving and nature appreciation from diving professionals.

What we will cover this 2-hour workshop,.

- Ecological survey: We will conduct a briefing on how to conduct a simple ecological survey of the dive site, with the objective to create a dive site map showing the ecosystems, substrates, species encountered in the area. The objective is for participants to notice, record and appreciate the ecological diversity and value of the dive site and to create something that is informative and fun to share with others.

- Cleanup protocol:  We’ll brief the participants on a simplified version of the Project Aware Dive Against Debris Protocol.  This activity can serve as a good introduction to divers that may be interested to take the PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty Course in the future.

To register for this event, please sign up on the Facebook Event here.

To sign up your dive team for the Eco Marine Adventure Cleanup – Diving Month, please email ecomarine.hk@gmail.com if you are interested.  Please click here for more details.