Joining forces is the starting point to making a positive impact and repair the damage we have cause the Oceans. The crew from Ocean Rafting in Airlie Beach are such a refreshing positive bunch of people, it was like match made in heaven. Over two days we set out to explore the southern region of the pristine Whitsunday Islands, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
You would probably not believe me if i told you that we have removed over 600 kg of debris and plastic in only a few hours. and the only reason it wasn't more, was simply space on the boat. There is no place on the planet without the impact of our convenient, wasteful and throw away life style. We are going to be back down here soon the ensure these islands remain pristine!
I have not been back to the Maldives for over a year. It feels like a home now, and you can imagine, i couldn't wait to get back home. I was very keen to find out if the underwater world had time to recover from the severe bleaching 3 years ago.
This time we could the adidas runners to the far Southern atolls.
It was a very enthusiastic group with lots of passion and ideas. We dived, snorkelled, surfed, ran, cleaned beaches, explored, discussed, inspired, engaged in science, paddled and looked into the future.
It was hard for me to see the sate of the coral reefs, very little recovery, and increased damage. Even more in start realising, but once we pushed past a certain point, we might not get it back. A reminder that now is the time to make all the necessary changed, everywhere !!!