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Volunteer for a dive clean up on Bonaire: Keep Bonaire Beautiful!

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Dive Friends Bonaire, a local dive operator, hosts quarterly underwater clean-ups. An event taking place now for over 10 years.

Volunteer for a dive clean up on Bonaire. Turn your vacation on Bonaire into a way to make some good happen. Plus make friends along the way and enjoy the BBQ at the end of a long day. Upcoming cleanups on the following dates in 2019 and 2020 are your chance to help a good cause:

  • December 27th, 2019 (Holiday Clean Up, starts at 2 PM)
  • January 18th, 2020
  • April 25th, 2020
  • October 17th, 2020

Need to know

Briefings begin 10:00 AM, but dates may change so as to not conflict with other events. Check with Dive Friend’s as the date approaches. The sponsors provide free air and a potluck BBQ after the dive. Please bring a dish to share. If you aren’t already registered with Dive Friends you must bring a copy of your certification card when you sign-in. A liability waiver is also required at the time of sign-in. Check for the exact meeting location of the next clean-up.

Who participates in the dive clean-ups?

A hundred or more diver volunteers regularly participate. You do not necessarily have to be a diver to take part or volunteer your time. On-land support is needed to sort and count the debris that is removed from the sea. This event attracts locals and tourists.

What to Bring in addition to your dive gear:

  • your Bonaire Marine Park tag
  • your dive certification
  • a dive knife or shears to remove fishing line

Visit debrisfreebonaire for more information and other ways you can help. If you can’t volunteer for a dive clean-up on Bonaire this time look for upcoming opportunities. Debris free Bonaire, Dive Friends Bonaire and other scuba centers have lots of information for you.

Call (+599) 717-2929 to learn more.

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