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Underwater Unlimited Miami conducting weekend beach cleanup

(DiverWire) Underwater Unlimited in Miami is organizing a underwater and beach cleanup this weekend. A group from the dive center, along with the Florida Department of the Environment with clean the waters and beach area on the North Jetty wall closest to the Jose Cuervo Bar Artificial Reef.

According to Underwater Unlimited officials, “There’s trash floating and submerged along the Jetty, and immediately north of it. Teams will scour the area plus head out around the Jose Cuervo Bar. We’re asking for your help in collecting as much garbage as possible to clean up the environment we love so much, then feel free to hang out on the beach afterwards.”

Arrive and park at the Eastern most corner of South Pointe Park, (1 Washington Avenue, by Smith & Wolensky’s) at 7:30 am. We will stage here as everyone arrives and gets geared up. After a dive briefing of the area and review of clean up procedures with the Marine Debris Program coordinator from the Department of Environmental Protection Coral Reef Conservation Program, we will head off, fully suited up, to the shore line. Attendees not diving can target the beach, shore and jetty for trash (don’t forget those cigarette butts!) Divers will search the depths by the jetty, surrounding waters, and by the Jose Cuervo Bar artificial reef. After completion, we will have an official weigh in of debris to get a total and determine our top prize collector!

“Once we’ve completed the clean up; all are invited to join us for some fun in the sun socializing. Bring your own food and beverages (FYI – no cooking or glass) and more cylinders to fun dive the Jetty wall, Jose Cuervo, or swim out to JJ’s South South Reef,” the official said.

Underwater Unlimited is offering free cylinder rentals or a free air fill (for those who own their cylinders) to use on this event. The store will also have a prize for: MOST SUBMERGED TRASH, MOST BEACH TRASH and person who BRINGS THE MOST FRIENDS to help!

We look forward to you joining us in doing our part to clean up our world, be sure to invite all your friends and share the event Facebook!

Call Underwater Unlimited at 305-661-0099  to register so we now how many clean-up kits to bring.