…but we did dive for trash!
Earth Day 2012 : Underneath the Surface Underwater clean-up at the Hartford Pier in Avila, put on by the Jess and the gang at Avila Sea Life Center!
At 8am Sunday morning, I, along with a group of Cal Poly Scuba Club divers, hopped off the pier and into the chilly green water, on a hunt for garbage. We broke off into teams and swam up and down the pilings, feeling our way in the murky darkness through mountains of abalone shells for trash as sea lions watched from a distance.
We collected tires, bottles, cell phones, plates, buckets, piping, metal rods, and other treasures that just didn’t belong in the ocean. It was a great dive, and for a great cause!
Happy Earth Day!