Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Diving into harbour cleanup

Caymanian Compass
January 26, 2012

High school students are taking up scuba and diving into Cayman’s waters while also doing their bit for the environment.

Clifton Hunter High School teacher Hamish Hamilton and 16-year-old student Joseph Burey, armed with trash bags and scuba gear, headed underwater near the wreck of the Cali in George Town harbour Tuesday to pick up litter and spruce up the popular dive and snorkelling site.

The cleanup is part of an initiative to teach school students to dive and to give back to the community at the same time.

Mr. Hamilton, who is a certified dive instructor who teaches his own students and members of the High Schools Dive Club to scuba dive, hopes to do a similar cleanup with more students at the Lobster Pot dive shop soon.

“We’re certifying students to dive and getting Caymanian kids into the water, which hardly any of them do,” said Mr. Hamilton, as he and Joseph suited up outside Divers Down dive shop, which provided free air tanks and weights for Tuesday’s dive.  Read whole story here.

1 comment:

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    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28903 Getafe (Madrid)
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    Emilio Fernandez