Coastal Cleanup Day 2011
NISD National Institute for
Scuba Divers in Lebanon and HSBC Bank organized its Seventh annual underwater
diving clean up day.
has been in the business of diving since 1979 and involved in various underwater
environmental issues trying to protect and preserve the Lebanese underwater
world healthy for our future generations.
This year and like all the previous past seven, NISD and HSBC
bank organized the cleanup day inviting all Divers to participate in that
Three boats operated in and out all day from the NISD HQ base
located at the Beirut Marina at Solidere, taking divers to close by area where
the divers suspected to find a large amount of garbage underwater. The
underwater garbage comes mainly from the unconscious citizens, fisherman,
cornice walkers throwing their garbage in the sea as well as the dump of Saida
who needs to be cleaned as soon as possible.
Divers participating in that event were 117 divers.
Approximately 1 ton of garbage was picked up from the sea and later picked up by Sukleen who have been very helpful all these years sending their trucks and
personnel to contribute in that event.
The garbage picked up was mainly composed of
NISD will keep organizing this event every year bringing more
awareness, in the hope that the divers message get to be heard widely in all our
Lebanese soil protecting all our underwater world.
NISD wishes to thank all the divers that participated in this
event (Nationalities were Lebanese, English, French, Kuwaities and Italian) as
well as its main sponsor for that event HSBC Bank. NISD wishes to thank Sukleen
for their great support and contribution for this event as well as all the past
events during the past years.