Illegal Net Removal November 2012

Richard decided to check out an old dive site this morning that he has not visited for more than five years.

Accompanied by Bob, the two descended, only to find a huge net entangled on the reef. After releasing a large stonefish and grouper, they returned to the Downbelow Dive Centre to gather a team to return and remove the menace for good.

By chance, 4 Sabah Parks staff were participating in a Rescue Diver Course with us, so they were only too happy to give their time and join in.

Within a few moments we had mustered an army of Downbelow staff and international & local Go Pro Interns to also assist with the 100+ metre long net.

After a thorough briefing on safety and removal techniques by Downbelow’s resident PADI Course Director Richard, the team set off and the rest is history. The reef can breathe once more!

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