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Posted Feb 6th, 2011 by Tim
Simple Life Divers took part in the ‘Save Koh Tao Marine Branch’ Clean Up a few days ago, committing our staff and boat to conducting an underwater clean-up of two of the Koh Tao dive sites.
Aboard the Simple Life boat our staff and professional level trainees first headed out to the famous Chumphon Pinnacles, a few kilometers north-west of Koh Tao. Conducting an underwater search we focused on removing rubbish from around the granite pinnacles, which detracts from the natural beauty and environmental preservation of the dive site.
The current was quite strong at Chumphon which made recovering rubbish at depth a little more challenging than it might have been, but we still managed to collect a few basket loads of inorganic waste. One highlight was lifting a recently lost Thai fishing net from just south of barracuda rock at the deep end of the dive site. On reaching the surface it was exceptionally smelly!
Image: On the way back to Koh Tao after dive two, the staff and Koh Tao dive internships gang enjoy a cold beer after an afternoon recovering rubbish from the Koh Tao dive sites.
Next we took the boat back towards Koh Nangyuan, performing a clean up around the shallower Red Rock (Nangyuan Pinnacle) dive site. The channel formed between Koh Nangyuan and Koh Tao provides natural shelter for debris to settle so made an obvious choice.
Then finally with our two cleanup dives complete, we shared a few cold beers and enjoyed the boat ride back to Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, [of course disposing of the empties sensibly 😉 ].
Image: Bringing the stinking fishing net back to land aboard the Simple Life long-tail taxi boat
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