Underwater Clean Up Success in Phuket

The environment in south west Thailand was the winner in late September when a very energetic group of around 200 scuba divers set out aboard 8 boats and effectively returned with more than 1000kg of trash from Phuket dive sites.

Robert Scammell (PADI Instructor Examiner) and Andy Auer (PADI Regional Manager, Thailand,) were joined by an enthusiastic crowd of PADI Divers and PADI Professionals who all worked together throughout the day to achieve this fantastic result.

In conjunction with Project AWARE’s Dive Against Debris – Month of Action, the initiative was a combined effort by local PADI Dive Shops and other industry stakeholders who generously donated their dive boats for the day.

PADI would like to extend hearty congratulations and a huge ‘Thank You’ to all the participants of the Phuket Underwater Clean Up.


Left: PADI Instructor Examiner, Rob Scammell with Andy Auer, PADI Regional Manager – Thailand, supporting the Phuket Underwater Clean Up.

PHUKET Rob  & Andy

A group of around 200 divers took part in Project AWARE’s Dive Against Debris – Month of Action initiative to clean up Phuket dive sites.


Official Underwater Photographer for the event was Johan Torfason. 

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