A local voluntary diving club supported by Cloud7 Residence Ayla Aqaba has had a great impact on the Red Sea in Aqaba. They did 23 diving expeditions over the past 2 years having collected approximately 7 tons of single-use plastic pieces. On this dive, they collected and cleaned up approximately 12,000 pieces in a short period of time, engaging the local community and fellow voluntary divers from different nationalities in the Red Sea in Aqaba. Most importantly, collected over 12,000 pieces of plastic and other single-use items that have been thrown at sea.
Environmental pollution is a major issue that affects our planet. Every year, millions of pieces of plastic and other waste end up in the oceans, rivers, and lakes. In order to tackle this problem, the Project Sea initiative monthly clean-up divers gather for a cause: to clean up our seas.
How did it all begin?
The Clean-up Dive initiative was launched by two professional divers from Aqaba in 2021. Bissan and Saif, responded to the call for protection for our planet after an exploratory journey and reading about life underwater. This initiative is aimed at reducing the number of marine debris and single-use plastic pollution in the Red Sea, Aqaba.
These clean-up dives are an important step towards protecting our environment from further destruction. By collecting all this waste, we can reduce environmental pollution and protect marine life. A beautiful UBBU Demonstration by collaborating locally and supporting local Initiatives to come together and make a difference and positive impact on Aqaba as well as in our planet’s future health based on four values: Education and awareness, empowering women, local community, creating a community.
In the words of Bissan and Saif, Education is a powerful tool for empowering individuals and local communities. Empowerment of Women is also part of the diver’s programme, which gathered 50% of divers to be women as well as the local community supporting them and creating a positive community through their volunteering divers.
Project Sea is a unique initiative that brings together people from all over the world to make a difference. Locals and volunteers from different nationalities join forces to help clean up the red sea and protect marine life. It’s an amazing opportunity and experience for everyone involved, as it not only allows them to contribute to a great cause but also gives them the chance to work together as a team. Not only does this project bring people together from different backgrounds, but it also helps clean up our planet and create a better future for generations to come.
This initiative provides women with the opportunity to use their skills to make a positive impact on their local community as well. It also helps empower them by giving them a sense of empowerment and ownership to take charge in taking care of their environment. Project Sea is a great way for women of all generations to become involved in environmental issues and show that they can make a difference as a team within their community.
This is an impactful initiative supported by 3 local organizations that have jointly demonstrated success.
By Farah Rinno