Downbelow’s Project Aware – Beach & Underwater Clean Up Event in September was yet another fun filled day for a meaningful cause.

Downbelow invited participants from local businesses, schools, government, diving friends and our local dive club, there were 60 participants in total.

Project Aware in September on Gaya IslandWith Downbelow hosting the event providing organization, logistics, lunch and all day refreshments, volunteers collected 604KG of rubbish and raised RM 1,341 for The Project Aware Foundation.

We encouraged participants to enter our raffle to help raise money. Among the prizes were 1 free night at a local 5 star hotel and vouchers for discounted PADI Courses and Dive Equipment.

Affin Bank donated MYR 300.00 and smaller donations were made by individuals.

The day started with a choppy sea and a huge rainstorm however our group battled through. Richard would like to say a special thanks to the staff team for their hard work on this busy day & compliments particularly for the wonderful food.
All in all a fabulous day was had by all, fun but educational talks were given by some of the senior staff on marine and environmental conservation.

Thanks to everyone for their support and thank you to Sabah Parks who waived the diving permit fee and Sutera Harbour Marina for waiving the jetty fee.

Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures heavily promotes the TAR Park’s diverse and vibrant underwater life and, when not on a mission to clean it, conducts daily diving and island activities to explore it.

Please take a look at our Facebook page to see more images of our Project Aware Clean Up Event !