South Beach Divers | Miami Beach SCUBA Cleanup | International Coastal Cleanup
South Beach Divers is excited to be hosting a scuba cleanup as part of International Coastal Cleanup Day!
Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife, and our economies. Join the world’s largest volunteer effort for our oceans by participating in Ocean Conservancy's 32nd annual International Coastal Cleanup. We have rescheduled our ICC event from September 16th to Saturday, October 21st!
In 2016, more than 18 million pounds of trash were collected by over 500,000 volunteers worldwide during the International Coastal Cleanup. Here in Miami-Dade, we gathered and removed 111,000 items amounting to nearly 15,000 pounds of marine debris with 2,600 volunteers on this single day of service. Let’s do even better this year!
We are excited to be a part of the region’s FIRST scuba cleanup of ICC! Join the fun for $90 (excluding gear)! All you need is your open-water diver certification. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will be providing all cleanup supplies. Local nonprofit Debris Free Oceans will be hosting a safe-handling workshop before the dive about how to remove marine debris without harming yourself or the environment.
We will meet at the dive shop at 850 Washington Ave at 12 to get geared up and fill out paperwork, and will head to the boat at 12:30 for the workshop. We will then depart for the two-tank dive trip and get back to shore around 5.
Volunteers at ICC actively participate in a unique global citizen science project. Not only will they be removing marine debris, but they will also catalog and tally what they find using the Ocean Conservancy’s data collection cards or Clean Swell App. The resulting item-by-item, location-by-location Ocean Trash Index that Ocean Conservancy compiles each year provides the only global snapshot of the marine debris littering coasts and waterways around the world and helps to inform educational campaigns and policy.
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Book online through the ticket link on this page and save 5%, or call the dive shop at 305-531-6110 to make your reservation!
**New for this year, the Miami version of the official 2017 International Coastal Cleanup t-shirt, with this year’s whales shark design is for sale. Shirts are $9 + s/h Order online here: