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Meridian Adventure Dive, Dive against Debris 03 February 2024

We contributed #marinedebris data to @padiaware #DiveAgainstDebris global survey #citizenscience for a clean ocean https://www.diveagainstdebris.org/debris-data/saonek-mondei

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In the spirit of doing things differently, we committed to submitting monthly data to Project Aware's campaign – Dive Against Debris database, to enhance the underwater insights into a problem that remains out of sight for most of the public. This data will help identify target areas where waste prevention efforts are needed most.

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Dive Site: ADS571 – Saonek Monde

Date: 03 February 2024

Total debris Collected: 64 pieces

46 – PLASTIC MATERIALS

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08 – GLASS & CERAMIC MATERIALS

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04 – METAL MATERIALS

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06 – CLOTH MATERIALS

WHAT WERE THE MOST PROBLEMATIC DEBRIS ITEMS IN YOUR LOCATION?

Plastic Cups, Plastic Bags, Food Wrappers

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Raja Ampat is the epicentre of marine biodiversity and attracts dive enthusiasts, snorkelers and adventurists worldwide. However, the island's location and currents make Raja Ampat a trap for artificial waste caused by the increasing population internally and in neighbouring countries, as well as poor waste management and treatment practices.

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About Meridian Adventure Dive  

Situated in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Meridian Adventure Dive is a PADI 5 Star Resort and winner of the PADI Green Star award. Scuba divers enjoy our professional services that have become synonymous with both the PADI and Meridian Adventure names.

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Adrian Stacey
Adrian Stacey
Scuba Diver ANZ Editor, Adrian Stacey, first learned to dive on the Great Barrier Reef over 24 years ago. Since then he has worked as a dive instructor and underwater photographer in various locations around the world including, Egypt, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico and Saba. He has now settled in Australia, back to where his love of diving first began.
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