After a quick dive site and safety briefing for new volunteers, everyone geared up and headed to the water. Divers were underwater for about an hour before they surfaced with horror stories of what was encountered. Some people believe the scary things found in the ocean are goblin sharks, giant squid, and bobbit worms. However, our volunteers tell a different tale. They surfaced with stories of “bottle graveyards” where there are bottles and cans for as far as the eye can see. Stories about reefs completely covered in fishing line, coral heads being suffocated by clothing, and single use plastics galore. Even though this is our 11th cleanup at this dive site just this year, we still managed to find and remove a heartbreaking 331 pounds of debris. Some noteworthy items removed were stuffing from a couch cushion, a tire, a 5-gallon bucket, a fishing net, 2 serving trays, a dress, a pillow, and parts of a filing cabinet along with lots of the usual bottles, cans, single use plastics, fishing line, lead weights, and hooks.