We got nine divers together from the Vancouver Diving Locker on Sept. 18 to clean up some of the junk that got collected over the summer months at Buntzen Lake. After meeting in the morning to sort out all gear rentals, mesh bags and lights we travelled to beautiful Buntzen Lake. Some divers meeting us there were already on the site with their gear ready to go and keen to get that lake cleaned up.
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After a quick introduction from Tracy at the warden’s office at Buntzen Lake we knew which areas needed a cleanup and headed to the polluted areas.
In two dives we pulled out 120.2 kg of bottles, cans, paddles, sunglasses, iPhones and lots more random items. We enjoyed a nice barbeque between dives and were lucky for the weather to stay warm and sunny. The rain caught up on us when we were back at the shop. Lucky us!
A few epic prizes were waiting for the team for their efforts. Among other things we had a first stage, mask, snorkel, booties, gear bag and more prizes as donations from our suppliers to thank them for preserving the natural beauty for future generations.