Big thanks goes out to supporters and participants who took part in our annual International Clean Up Event today at our PADI 5 Star Instructor Development and Adventure Centre on Gaya Island in the Tunku Abdul Park (TARP) Kota Kinabalu.
Hosted by us, Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures Sdn Bhd, and supported by Sabah Parks and Sabah Tourism.
Twenty Eight volunteers offered their valuable time cleaning up the already beautiful Gaya Island in Tunku Abdul Park (TAR Park), Kota Kinabalu.
Blessed with many tropical bays and mangroves the daily litter bought in by tides accumulates in these secluded beauty spots.
Although Sabah Parks daily pick littler from the beaches in front of our Dive Center some of the more seculded beaches are much harder to reach.
Armed with littler bags, snorkeling equipment and speedboats our volunteers cleaned it all up !!!
249KG of plastic, styrofoam, flip flops and other debris was collected from our beaches and shorelines before seabirds, sea turtles, marine mammals and other marine-life can get entangled or eat it.
Remember “Prevent plastic pollution, save the oceans” !!
Sabah Parks kindly waived the park fee for all volunteers and contributed staff, clean up equipment and a speedboat whilst, we – Dive Downbelow – provided logistics, speedboats, a delicious beach BBQ, refreshments and staff.
The day was as always FREE of charge to everyone who kindly donated their time.
Thankyou to all that took part !!
Together with Sabah Parks we run these events 2 / 3 times annually.
More images from the event can be seen on our Facebook, here you can also see what we all get up to over here in Paradise !
Please contact us should you wish to come and spend the day on Gaya Island, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Trekking, Sea Kayaking or just relaxing.
International Clean Up Event – Gaya Island, TARP, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo