Net Removal Oct 2014

Yet again the DB crew discovered another discarded fishing net snagged on the reef while guiding one of our fun dives & as usual we sprang into action to help protect our marine environment.

We assembled our pro team of Instructors & trainee Divemasters, GoPro Interns & even our guest Abdullah joined in to go take care of the problem, we believe the net has been on the reef less than a day but already many creatures such as #CatSharks, ReefFish & Crabs have perished so it is important we acted swiftly.

Rest assured the job is now done & the net safely disposed of :)

The Downbelow Directors have always had a strong commitment to marine protection & conservation our team have removed more than 100 nets from the reefs of TARP over the years & we will continue to do so providing the logistics & staff along with the passion to help preserve our local area.

One of the biggest pleasures is to see the enthusiasm of our team particularly the new members when they assist on these projects :)
Net removal is hard work & can be very tricky so take care if you attempt one, as a diver always carry a knife so you can assist whenever the opportunity arrises !