Project Aware Clean up Day
Red Sea Diving College – Project A.W.A.R.E clean-up day 16th September.
Staff and guests alike were again proud to carry out a clean up of the Sharm el Sheikh area on Project AWARE Clean up day.
All divers that day were made aware of the International event and were encouraged to participate, leading by example were of course the Red Sea Diving College staff. Clean-ups were done on all the sites that were dived that day, from Ras Mohammed National Park all the way to the Straits of Tiran, meaning a total of 12 sites were given special treatment that day! Along side the normal coral and fish spotting, rubbish spotting was given special priority throughout the days diving.
To encourage further participation, a late afternoon bay dive was offered free, as long as guests came back with discarded rubbish! All those who participated throughout the day were awarded a certificate of recognition for their efforts, and by the end of the day, approximately 150 certificates were awarded!
The main focus of the Red Sea Diving College clean-up was close to its heart – the confined area of Naama Bay, the main training site of the college, and the home of our new artificial reef. This location gave the college the chance to involve the enthusiastic local community in the clean-up and the day proved a worth while investment for land dwellers and the underwater life alike.
The final haul amounted to an estimated 350kg of rubbish, all of which was sent to be disposed of in the correct way!
Taba Heights, South Sinai, Egypt- Project A.W.A.R.E clean-up day 16th September.
Red Sea Waterworld was again proud to act as co-coordinators for this event and acknowledges the participation of the Taba Heights Company and hotels including the Hyatt Regency, Sofitel, Marriott, Intercontinental and Three Corners. Without their continued efforts and support, the event would not have been such a huge success.
This year more than 150 volunteers throughout Taba Heights removed more than 250 kg of debris from our beaches, reefs and surrounding areas. Each year, the amount collected is less than the previous year, indicating that Taba Heights continues to see waste disposal as a priority issue.
All Taba Heights hotels were responsible for conducting a beach clean up together with collecting rubbish from areas surrounding their hotels. Teams were co-coordinated to clean throughout the entire day, covering every corner of the resort.
Red Sea Waterworld conducted a beach clean up together with an underwater clean up of 7 of our dive sites. Clients on our dive boats and snorkel trip needed little encouragement to participate in the underwater event.
Moshi Perera, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Taba Heights was so enthusiastic about helping in the event, he completed the Open Water Course the week before to ensure he, together with his buddy Neil Firman, Executive Chef, could participate in the underwater clean up.
After numerous photographs were taken at the hotels and watersports and diving centre, courtesy of Sinai Pictures, all the rubbish was picked up by a Taba Heights company truck for transportation to the Taba Heights recycling plant. Staff sifted through the debris, sorting it into plastics, glass, paper, etc – the perfect way to end the clean up operation.
Of course, everyone was invited afterwards at Sea Club to join in the Happy Hour and receive their Certificates of Recognition and celebrate being part of the event.