POINT PANIC CLEAN UP!
Aaron's Dive Shop & NudiWear team up to clean up a popular shore dive in Honolulu!
This past Saturday, August 15th, we teamed up with our friends at NudiWear for another underwater cleanup.
SCUBA divers, freedivers, and beachcombers showed up to Point Panic at 8:30AM ready to assist with the cleanup. Point Panic is located at the ocean entrance of the Kewalo Basin Harbor, in Honolulu. NudiWear has adopted that site and has been regularly cleaning this dive site for over two and a half years. There is always a surplus of trash to be found.
Volunteers gathered up for a briefing on the dive site, safety precautions and proper coral/marine life/debris handling.
After the briefing, volunteers took off! The divers headed for the water. Beachcombers grabbed bags and helped clean up the surrounding park.
Dive conditions were typical for Point Panic, meaning visibility was about 12-15 feet. Divers saw nudibranchs, pufferfish, upside down jellyfish, frog fish and lots of trash.
Volunteers worked together to assist divers out of the water as they returned with bags of trash. After divers exited the water, the trash was sorted, weighed, and accounted for.
Some of the more unusual items found include a blu-tooth speaker, a “No Fishing, No Swimming” sign, a large PVC pipe, a metal bucket, a boat window, and a water pitcher. We also found a large amount of fishing line, aluminum cans, glass bottles, plastic bottles and pieces of clothing.
A great time was had by all and the ocean was left a little cleaner. Mahalo to NudiWear for partnering with us again and to all the volunteers who showed up!
We hope you can join us for our next cleanup! Stay tuned for details!