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 ProjectSea initiative monthly clean-up divers gather for a cause: to clean up our seas.
ProjectSea is a unique initiative that brings together people from all over the world to make a difference. It is an initiative supported by the locals, Cloud7 Residence Ayla Aqaba & Diverse Divers Diving Club which has a huge positive impact on the Red Sea in Aqaba. One of the sponsors of ProjectSea, Omar Madain-the owner of Diverse Divers brings a huge support with providing all the diving equipment, boat vessels, and any further needs for divers such as food and water supplies.
They did 23 diving expeditions over the past 2 years having collected over 7 tons of waste pieces. On the most recent dive in May, they collected and cleaned up more than 12,000 pieces of plastic and other single use items in a short period of time, engaging the local community and fellow voluntary divers from different nationalities in the Red Sea in Aqaba.
How did it all begin?
The Clean-up Dive initiative was launched by two professional divers from Aqaba in 2021. Beisan and Seif, responded to the call of 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 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 Aqaba as well as in our planet’s future health with based on four values: Education and awareness, empowering women, local community, create a community.
In the words of Beisan and Seif, Education is a powerful tool for empowering individuals and local communities. Empowerment of Women is also part of the divers programme, who gathered 50% of divers to be women as well as local community as supporting them and creating a positive community by their volunteering divers.
Locals and volunteers from different nationalities join forces to help clean up 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. ProjectSea 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 – ESG Coordinator