Our recent collaboration with Ghost Diving Spain is something to be proud about. Not only has the volunteer diving group carried out 10 underwater cleanups since June, we just returned from a very impactful event that we organised together in the first week of October in Tossa de Mar.
The event kicked off on October 1st with a conference at Tossa Del Mar City Council. In the week that followed, over 600 children, parents and teachers, including students from the local school ‘Escola Pública Ignasi Melé i Farré’ participated in educational activities that included a beach cleanup, interactive presentations and games, carried out in collaboration with Xatrac, an environmental association whose main objective is to bring science and the environment closer to society and El Burro dels Jocs.
On October 2nd, eight volunteer divers descended to“Muladera Rock” near Tossa de Mar, to cleanup a fishing net that was covering the reef like a thick blanket, preventing marine life from accessing food and shelter in its holes and crevices. For years, divers have observed nets and other fishing equipment polluting this popular diving spot.
Once on land, it was time to clean the large fishing net that covered an area of 100 m₂ and weighed 450 kgs. Divers removed thirty kilograms of lead which they will upcycle into weights for their diving belts.
The event was also made possible thanks to Hyundai Motor Europe that announced its partnership with Healthy Seas back in April. They are providing funding for the implementation of Healthy Seas cleanup and education activities.