Koh Man Wichai Net Removal 8th June 2019
Following on from our popular Mermaids PADI Women’s Day and the discovery of a net on the reef at Koh Man Wichai, Pattaya Islands, Thailand, we got a bunch of divers together and went off on a mission to the island to remove it. In the end we managed to get two nets up, so a little more than what we bargained for.
First up, we got a report from Matthews group, that they had found a big net at 12m which was luckily stuck to a rock and not the beautiful coral that is on this island. The net was brought back to the boat by the divers intact and happy to report that no marine life was in the net or any coral harmed. To have a look at the video, here it is https://www.facebook.com/mermaidsdive/videos/1372047032966693/
Second reporting was from Wayne’s group, that they had located the net found on our Women’s Day and they brought that up to the surface, they had to cut the net away and leave some parts of the net underwater as marine life had already started growing on it. Well done to Team Wayne, Peter, Izzy and Alois.
It doesn’t stop here and our commitment to the local Pattaya environment continues. We have published the dates for our Annual International Clean Up The Reef Days in September and October 2019 on our Facebook Page.
If you are a local or International School and want to get the students, parents and teachers involved, we have booked these dates for the Mermaids Inter School Clean Up The Reef Days.
Saturday 14th September 2019
Saturday 21st September 2019
Saturday 28th September 2019
Our Mermaids International Clean Up the Reef Day Open Day, which is available for anyone to attend is being held on Saturday 5th October.
Thanks for being a part of our community and helping our reefs by taking part in these days. If you are a diver and come across a piece of trash while diving, pick it up and we’ll make sure it gets disposed of correctly.