THE DUBAI UNDERWATER DIVE CLEAN-UP
WHEN: Saturday 18th February 2023
WHERE: Dubai Creek Resort & Marina
TIME: 9am-1pm (please arrive 15 mins earlier to check-in at registration and avoid delays)
PROVIDED: Tank and weights only
RULES: Must be an EDA Member and registered to attend
9am – Briefing begins and divers kit up with tea, coffee and water provided – bring your refillable water bottles with you, plastic water bottles will not be available.
9:30am – Divers start the clean-up
10:30am – Dive Ends; divers dismantle equipment and return tanks and weights back to respected dive centres.
11am – Rubbish counting and weighing begins
12pm – Group photo and certificate hand out
12:30pm – Light lunch served
WHAT TO EXPECT
• The clean-up dive will take place in the Dubai Creek Marina.
• The maximum depth is 5m.
• Please be informed that the visibility will become poor once you agitate the bottom, you must be an experienced diver to take part.
*If you take photos, please share them with us for the upcoming March magazine issue and our social media platforms. Email them to email@example.com as high resolution jpegs so we can cover all participation with all the clean-up results.
CLEANUP ARABIA’S STORY
Emirates Diving Association (EDA) has been running Cleanup Arabia since its inception in 1995, a voluntary campaign that annually cleans-up the UAE’s dive sites and beaches with EDA Members and Partners working together, side by side.
The campaign is made up of EDA Members and stakeholders that participate in dive site and coastal clean-ups which help shape their consciousness concerning marine litter and saying no to single-use plastics!
INSPIRING CHANGE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER
We have created a sustainable T-shirt brand design and only new CUA participants will receive a T-shirt for all future Cleanup Arabia events. Participants who were part of CUA 2018 and 2019, are to REUSE their T-shirts for future events.
All participants are to bring their own REUSABLE water bottles to refill at the water stations as part of our sustainable responsibilities.