8th August 2019 0 Comments Project Aware, Uncategorised

Flamborough Dive Project Aware.


HULL SUB AQUA CLUB IS NOW ON THE MAP

PART OF THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT OF DIVERS TO KEEP OUR OCEANS FREE
OF HUMAN TRASH


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On the 18th July 2019 our scuba club achieved to do what we have been wanting to do for over a year and that was to adopt our dive site and keep it clean from human litter, why because its causing massive problems globally to our oceans and its wildlife. I care passionately about our Big BLUE and the creatures that live in they have no voice but we do they cant defend themselves against us but we can defend them from us the HUMAN the invasive species that thinks it owns everything. Im lucky that i have people by my side that also share my passion and its a joint effort by all of us wanting to protect our part of the world and hopefully inspire others to do the same. Our first attempt on 19th September 2018 failed due to bad weather conditions but it didn’t dampen the day as something else speial happened my grandson was born and what a truly special day that was. I just hope i can educate and inspire him and share the passion with him for the natural world and what a special place our planet is, i call him my LITTLE FISH. Hopefully he will get an understanding of it all and why its so important to each and every one of us.


We arrived at the dive site all excited weather was good light wind sunshine sea looked clear.
Stepped into our gear in we went it felt great. the sea was not at all cold the visibility was great everything was a turquoise green, white chalk boulders large and small, gravel bottom lots of green kelp. The first creature we saw was a conger eel hiding in the kelp. The fish would swim past you and if you’d had blinked you’d have missed them.
I would look up and see the sun shining through and it always breathtaking attached to all the kelp were barnacles and shells to think all full of life part of this amazing system working everyday. We saw wrasse, Pollock, whiting and coming back near the end of our dive we saw this little crap obviously fearful of us trying to scurry away from us hiding behind the kelp. we very gently moved a bit of the kelp could see his eyes on us and then let him be to carry on with whatever he was doing. the only two downsides was the lobster pot i saw and wish id let them out (next time) and one bit of debris a metal bottle cleaner but it was stuck under a rock. It was a great dive and feel proud that we are part of the global movement to keep our oceans cleaner and safer.

Special thank you to Tom Buckley who has taught and still teaching me everything i need to learn to be a good diver and for been my dive buddy.

special thank you to Stu jacketts gutted he couldn’t dive due to an ear infection but he was our right hand man helping us with gear
and to our other helpers and of course Toms dog POPPY who is special in her own way chasing cars up and down hills while we were getting ready all in good fun.
GREAT NIGHT GREAT DIVE GREAT PEOPLE



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