On June 3rd, Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire (CRFB) celebrated World Ocean’s Day with Coralpalooza 2017. Coralpalooza is a chance for all certified divers to engage in reef restoration activities, after a shortened briefing.
Thanks to Francesca Virdis and her team, Coralpalooza was a huge success. Over 80 divers participated in the cleaning of 70 coral trees (both elkhorn and staghorn coral). We celebrated with a sunset party on the beach at Buddy Dive.
STINAPA has held multiple clean-up events since the oil from the April 23rd Trinidad oil spill began its assault on Bonaire’s east coast. As of June 8th, Selibon has reported the following figures related to the oil spill clean-up:
Total tar/oil debris collected – 25,040 Kg (55,204 pounds)
From Lagun – 18,060 Kg
From Willemstoren area – 1,300 Kg
From Sorobon – 3,900 Kg
From Washington Park – 1,780 Kg
Odds & Ends
-Salt Pier has re-opened for diving!
-A whale shark was spotted on Bonaire’s coast last Wednesday by divers with Dive Friends Bonaire. Here is a peek. What a lucky group of divers!