It is great to see what can be achieved if everybody works together! We had an amazing combined effort to do a beach clean up at Bunaken village and the divesite Muka Kampung on the reef in front of the village. The dive resorts Siladen resort, Cakalang resort, Cica Senang and Two Fish Divers supplied the boats and divers and the people from Bunaken village cleaned up the beach. The 30 divers alone collected an astonishing 200 kg of debris in the 60 min dive!
Some other resorts and locals did the clean up on the other side of the island were even more than 100 people came together at Liang beach to clean up the beach and the nearby divesites. Also involved was the head of the village staff and and the district bunaken staff.
It is nice to give something back to nature and help to keep the island and the seas clean. The people of Bunaken are very conscious what negative effect the debris and plastic has on our oceans and nature as the whole island lives from the sea with diving and tourism! Unfortunately there is a lot to do to raise the awareness with other people. We regularly organise clean ups but this was a great job by everybody which has to be repeated in the near future!