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In Egypt, 7 tonnes of rubbish were removed from the waters of the Red Sea!

Listen to this article In Egypt, the local diving community wastes no time. Preparing for the return of tourists to seaside resorts, a group of local divers from Dahab carried out an underwater cleaning campaign, resulting in the removal of 7 tonnes of rubbish and debris from the bottom of the Red Sea. The country
Published: June 18, 2020 - 00:00
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 20:08
In Egypt, 7 tonnes of rubbish were removed from the waters of the Red Sea!
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In Egypt, the local diving community wastes no time. Preparing for the return of tourists to seaside resorts, a group of local divers from Dahab carried out an underwater cleaning campaign, resulting in the removal of 7 tonnes of rubbish and debris from the bottom of the Red Sea.

The country of the pharaohs is a diving Mecca and there is no point in arguing with it. Even in the Polish pop culture we had examples that Egypt is associated with diving and diving tourists, as few other countries in the world. Unfortunately, where there are crowds of tourists, there is also a lot of rubbish. Fortunately, there is no shortage of people who actively counteract this state of affairs.

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Taking advantage of the forced break in tourist traffic, a group of divers in the Egyptian city of Dahab organised a rubbish clean-up operation. As a result, they managed to excavate 7 tonnes of waste, which was lying on the bottom of the Red Sea. The entire action was organised in cooperation with local authorities and the authorities of reserves operating in the area.

“Running a campaign to clean up the Red Sea is essential for marine life and coral reefs to flourish,” – said Saddam al-Kilany, a diver taking part in the campaign

Many local divers took part in the action and were doubly motivated. Firstly, they could do something good and contribute to the improvement of the local waters, and secondly, they could finally go back underwater after a long break!

The organisers are extremely pleased with the results of the whole campaign and have no doubt that with such an active group of local divers and with the support they have received, it will be possible to make the surrounding waters a much more beautiful place and Dahab will maintain its reputation as one of the best dive sites in the region.

As a reminder, tourist traffic in Egypt’s coastal provinces will restart on 1 July 2020. You can find out more about this here.

Source: egyptindependent.com

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Tomasz Andrukajtis
Editor-in-chief of the DIVERS24 portal and magazine. Responsible for obtaining, translating and developing content. He also supervises all publications. Achived his first diving certification – P1 CMAS, in 2000. Has a degree in journalism and social communication. In the diving industry since 2008.
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