|At least 6 million tonnes of debris enters the world’s oceans each year, causing harm to underwater environments and wildlife. With unique access to the underwater world, scuba divers can help remove debris underwater, raise awareness and drive positive change.
Project AWARE Foundation is dedicated to addressing the devastating impacts of marine debris and coordinates global beach and underwater cleanups year round.
B&J would like to thank all our volunteers over the past years to help us clean the reefs of the dive sites around Tioman Island.
The largest cleanup event is the annual Project AWARE International Beach and Coastal Cleanup Day, held always on the third weekend in September.
Fortunately Tioman dive sites are mostly clean of debris thus we focus on the rather important issue of removing the coral eating Crown of Thorns starfish.
At the same time we approach the problem of rubbish and debris along the beaches of Tioman Island and on the beautiful Coral Island. Whenever possible we get the local school kids together to help us clean the beaches in a “cleanup competition”. This is not only an opportunity to have more helping hands, but it also gives us a chance to educate the next generation in regards of environmental conservation.