Kon-Tiki Krabi´s International Beach Clean Up – 2013

Kon-tiki krabi clean up day 2013 all volunteersAs with all the previous years we always look forward to September with excitement, the clean-up day is here.

We prepared ourselves with all necessary equipment like rubbish bags, gloves, fruit and drinks, data sheet, 1st aid kit and of course all of the prizes from our generous sponsors. After all the banners were in place, prizes displayed, rubbish bags and information posters were in place, we got started.

We welcomed all of our volunteers, dive guests, KRABI tourist police, and a team of almost 14 people from Macro, Paulo, the owner from Long tail boat restaurant, and some tourists. All in all we were about 50 people gathering rubbish on Ao Nang beach, willing to make an impact for the environment.

Everyone got divided into teams and was provided 1 big rubbish bag, 1 big ice bag (for more dangerous materials) and latex gloves to use when picking up all the garbage with. We also informed and provided our collectors with data sheets from Project AWARE, so we could record all of our findings. This information will send to Project AWAREs database, being an important tool for Project AWARE, as they lobby different governments on what is happening and how the environment is affected. But also to keep statistics if we get more or less debris as the years goes by.

Cleanup dady 2013 Kon-Tiki Diving & Snorkeling Center Ao Nang

The day was a great success and just this morning we managed to collect 106 kg of rubbish in just 2 hours.

To make it more exciting for our volunteers we made the day in to a small contest with our sponsors handing out the following prizes.

1st prize – Aqualung Departure bag (value of 6890 baht) donated from Aquamaster in Phuket

2nd prize – Dinner for two at Carnivore Steak & Grill (value of 2000 baht) & Pepeete Snorkeling set from One Stop

3rd prize – Mix of swimming goggles, rash guard from One Stop and many different items from Blue Mango Restaurant

There were of course the Project AWARE diplomas, as well as other small handout to other participants, like the Krabi tourist police and to MACRO who all helped out with the beach cleaning.

It was a perfect day with small glimpses of sun, even though the rain was pouring down on us.

Kon-Tiki Krabi would like to send a big thank you to our Sponsors

Sponsors cleanupday ao nang 2013

More happenings coming up in high season, so keep posted for “Dive for Earth” and “Divers Night”!!

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Kon-Tiki Krabi is giving their staff a challenge they can resist!!!

Christoffer and Olle Kon-Tiki Krabi project AWARE finathon

2 young and strong men with a lot of will power volunteered immediately to help our sharks get the attention they deserve.

The challenge is to swim from Ao Nang Beach, Krabi to Railay beach. This is approximately a swim on 4 km.

If we manage to get the full goal of 500 USD, then the boys will do the swim all the way to Poda Islands, which is approximately 8 km away.

This will of course be well documented by many pictures and videos along the way!

Join us in our goal to swim For Sharks either by donation or cheering for our boys on the beach!

http://finathon.org/kontiki

Here’s 3 reasons to get swimming to end finning:

– 1 in 5 sharks are threatened with extinction

– You can swim in a shark costume and no-one will think you’re crazy

– It’s FINtastic FUN

So lets Get Swimming to End Finning.