Earth Day 2023
Earth Day is just around the corner and this year, on April 22nd, we celebrate our planet and reflect on the steps we can take to protect it. One of the most pressing issues facing our environment is the amount of pollution in our oceans. That’s why we’re excited to share the news that Diving with Nic has once again teamed up with The Nautilus Project to clean up Rosia Bay in Gibraltar on Sunday 23 April – also marking the 102nd beach clean in Gibraltar. Rosia Bay is one of Diving with Nic’s Adopt the Blue in conjunction with PADI – making it extra special for Earth Day.
Preserving Rosia Bay
Rosia Bay is a beautiful location steeped in history, having played a significant role in several military campaigns, including the Battle of Trafalgar. However, this picturesque spot is potentially under threat In recent years, there have been proposals to fill in the bay and create new land for development, which has raised concerns among local residents and environmental groups.
PADI Adopt the Blue
Diving with Nic is participating in PADI’s Adopt the Blue program which recognises the critical role that divers play in keeping our oceans clean; therefore by adopting Rosia Bay, Diving with Nic and their team of volunteer divers are committed to removing as much rubbish as possible to ensure the protection of this special place.
In the last clean-up, Diving with Nic and the Nautilus Project removed an impressive 460kg of rubbish from the bay in just 90 minutes. Every bit of litter removed helps to protect the local ecosystem and prevent harm to marine animals.
Celebrate With Us
The cleanup is not just about removing rubbish, but it also serves as an opportunity to educate the local community about the importance of protecting our oceans. By raising awareness about the need to reduce plastic use, recycle, and dispose of rubbish correctly, we can all take small steps to create a cleaner, more sustainable world.
As we celebrate Earth Day, let us all remember the critical role that we play in protecting our planet and taking small steps to preserve it for future generations.