Project Aware approved a few more of my surveys! I am now up to 5 surveys from 3 different dive sites totaling 38 pieces of debris weighing a combined total of 3 kg.
If that doesn’t sound like much debris, join me in appreciating how relatively clean the dive sites are in my area. My dive buddy and I pick up everything that can feasibly be retrieved from the seafloor.
Some things just can’t be retrieved, like a plastic bottle with a sea anemone firmly attached to it. But, such things are fortunately rare. We pick up debris no matter how large or small, even when things like a metal can wreak havoc with my buoyancy.