On Saturday 16th July, male and female divers around the world gathered to celebrate PADI Women’s Dive Day, an international event celebrating female divers, as well as encouraging more women to explore our underwater world. Joining in the celebrations was Trawangan Dive who took the opportunity to also make a difference to the environment by hosting a Dive Against Debris.
Gili Trawangan reefs are some of the best in the world. They are home to a growing shark population, as well as thousands of species of tropical fish. However, due to poor waste management and lack of education in the surrounding islands about the importance of our marine environment, pollution and plastic are a big problem.
For this reason, Trawangan Dive regularly hosts Dives Against Debris, during which divers are equipped with protective gloves and mesh debris bags and collect as much non-organic waste as possible.
Trawangan Dive’s PADI Women’s Dive Day Dive Against Debris was a great success. Divers and non-divers alike united to celebrate female divers and help clear rubbish from the ocean. The celebrations then continued into the evening with a BBQ, food and drinks at the beach side restaurant.
Trawangan Dive would like to take the opportunity to thank our wonderful female divers, students, instructors and guests – not only those who joined us for PADI Women’s Dive Day, but those who dive with us and help protect the ocean planet every day of the year.
For more information about Trawangan Dive and the Reef Restoration Program, please visit their website.
For more photos from PADI Women’s Dive Day, visit the Photo Album on Facebook.