16th Dive Against Debris

We removed 4 pieces of debris weighing a total of .35 kilograms from Talima Marine Sanctuary, Olango Island, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines.

Fortunately, the dive site was relatively clean. Not only did we find little debris, we didn’t find anything disgusting. The latter seems to be happening more and more often.

Unfortunately, the Heineken bottle is disturbing. I have lived here for two-and-a-half years, and I have never seen a Filipino drink an imported beer. Filipinos like their cheap domestic beers.

Therefore, I suspect that it belonged to a foreigner. That seems more tragic to me, because most foreigners here are tourists, not residents. It is one thing to trash your own home, but I think everyone would agree that it is wrong to trash someone else’s home (even if they trash it themselves).

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