In the summer of 2019, Healthy Seas expanded its activities to the Pacific Ocean when National Geographic produced a documentary for Prada and presented our first diving project together with our partner, Ghost Diving New Zealand.
Marine debris, ghost nets and rubbish are having a huge impact on the oceans globally. In New Zealand, vast arrays of marine debris lays scattered over the sea floor, impacting marine life and water quality. The ports and harbours in New Zealand are heavily utilized by vessels and people, resulting in rubbish and fishing nets entering the marine ecosystem. This rubbish impacts the marine flora and fauna significantly, reducing available habitat, introducing toxins and altering marine ecosystem. The ghost nets collected by the divers will be transported to Aquafil’s factory in Slovenia, to be regenerated, along with other nylon waste, into brand new ECONYL® yarn.
In April 2022, Healthy Seas launched activities on the West Coast of the USA, together with Ghost Diving USA.