Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) and Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) have thanked all those who took part in the “Dive together to protect our marine environment” campaign at a formal presentation event held at ADPC’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
The campaign took place at the end of April and attracted a record-breaking 300 volunteer divers, who together, collected a nine tonnes of waste from the seabed in Abu Dhabi’s Ports.
Alongside the divers, a total of 18 government and private entities – sponsors, partners and supporters – all helped support and contribute to the campaign success.
“We are very grateful for the efforts of all those who took part in this important campaign,” said Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi.
“We thank them all for their enthusiasm, commitment and hard work to put this campaign together” he added.
“The campaign has been successful in several ways. Firstly by protecting our precious marine habitat and secondly, by breaking the world record for the most divers taking part in a single cleaning and diving event we have raised awareness worldwide of the problem of marine debris in regional and international waters”, he added.
After Al Shamisi’s welcome speech, all of the guests were presented with a video showing a compilation of the day’s diving and cleaning activities. They were also given appreciation certificates and trophies, acknowledging their contribution.
The partner organisations in the “Dive together and protect our marine environment” campaign were:
ADMA-OPCO – Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company
Abu Dhabi City Municipality
Department of Economic Development (DED)
G.H.Q Armed Forces – United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company Ltd. (ADGAS)
Abu Dhabi Police
Critical Infrastructure & Coastal protector Authority
Tadweer – The Center of Waste Management Abu Dhabi
Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD)
ESNAAD – ADNOC Group
Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd – GASCO
Abu Dhabi Fishermen Association
Zone – Waste Management & Recycling
Emirates Volunteers Association
EDA – Emirates Diving Association
Extreme Team Dubai
Al MAHARA Diving Center L.L.C.