Downbelow PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre will facilitate a free Project AWARE beach and reef clean-up on 20 September 2008, co-sponsored by Sabah Parks.
The event takes place this Saturday and the group will depart at 10.30am from the Sabah Parks jetty opposite the Hyatt Kinabalu in the centre of Kota Kinabalu.Downbelow will provide the speedboat transfers to their dive centre on Gaya island, which is also the location of the Sabah Park Headquarters for the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.
The clean-up operation will entail rubbish collection from the beach and river mouth, as well as from the reefs in the immediate vicinity. An open-water dive qualification is required for the latter activity.
Downbelow has made their diving infrastructure available for this event, and Sabah Parks has agreed to waive the park entry and jetty fees, which means this Project AWARE sponsored event is completely free for participants.
As a result divers cleaning the reefs will have equipment available at no cost to them and for everybody, the boat transfers, lunch, park fees and jetty fees will also be free of charge.
Date: Saturday, 20 September 2008
Time: 10:30am – 4:00pm
Location: Depart from Sabah Parks Jetty in front of Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Event Location: Gaya Island, Tunku Adbul Rahman Marine Park
Cost: As many bags of rubbish as you can collect.
Included: Return transfers, lunch, equipment rental, party entry fees, jetty fees
Remember, you’ll be out in the sun all day, so bring along at least sunscreen and a hat.
We only had space for 30 participants at this particular event, and we’ve already filled the quota. In future more such events are planned, so join the KK Dive Club and make sure you’re in the loop next time.