Today's net snagged on the corals and menacingly wafting above the reefDownbelow removed yet another net from the TAR Park today

One of the team, Cyril, untangling and saving a puffer fish

In so doing they spared the national park, situated off shore from Kota Kinabalu, from another onslaught on its marine environment.

Divemaster Tim Tam spotted the offender with his keen eyes and the Downbelow team got ready for action.

The net removal was conducted by James this time, as Richard was out stationed.

Thankfully the team managed to cut the net loose and remove it from the environment quite quickly.

Sitting up above the reef, as it was, the net could have been particularly destructive.

Serious environmental damage potential in a basket.In this position it snags anything swimming by, trapping and eventually killing it.

PADI’s Project AWARE bags once again made removal of the discarded fishing equipment easier, and Downbelow happily scored a point for Team Nature.

The Downbelow team involved in this net removal. Captain Planet would be proud.Downbelow urges TAR Park divers to be vigilant during their dives.

Please report any nets to Downbelow, we will be happy to remove them.

If you live and Sabah and you’re an avid diver would like to get more involved with diving in Kota Kinabalu, then consider our Dive Club.

The Dive Club is open only to locals and residents of Sabah.

It’s meant as a way to encourages locals to enjoy and get involved in protecting the natural beauty in their own back yard.

You will enjoy discounted dives, courses and equipment, plus be invited to our Project AWARE cleanup days as an opportunity to give back to the environment.

For more information, call, email or visit us. Check out the contact page for more information.