This past Saturday, we held our monthly dive against debris at Point Panic in Honolulu, Hawaii. We had 17 volunteers come ready to show some love to the ocean in celebration of Valentine’s Day. There were a lot of familiar faces, but also quite a few new ones too! Cupid must have worked his magic because the conditions were perfect!

Trident Adventures joined us at the cleanup and taught a Dive Against Debris class. Their students assisted by removing debris from the ocean and then helped log all the debris removed. After each cleanup, Nudi Wear logs each item removed as well as the total weight with PADI Aware, the largest global underwater database in the world. The information collected is used by marine researchers and policymakers for conservation efforts.

During this cleanup, 312 pounds of trash were removed from the ocean floor. Items removed include a large office chair, a foldable camping chair, a tire, an anchor, hats, gloves, sunglasses, PVC pipes, glass bottles, aluminum cans, single use plastics, and a lot of fishing gear.

A big mahalo to all of our volunteers who joined us for a morning filled with love for the ocean, scuba diving, and our dive buddies. We would like to congratulate Steven for winning a 2-tank dive with Ruckus Sportfishing & Diving. Ruckus works closely with us at Nudi Wear to help recycle the fishing weights removed during the cleanups. We hope to see you at our beach cleanup on February 20th at Waiahole Beach Park.