Introducing Ghost Diving

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Ghost Diving is a registered charity organization of volunteer technical divers specialized in the removal of lost fishing gear and other marine debris since 2009. The organization was formerly known as Ghost Fishing foundation. Ghost Diving is the biggest international diving team working on this topic with a track record in a significant variation of countries and international waters. Our main goal is to exposes the problem of abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) worldwide. We do this by removing this fishing gear and visualizing it to the public.

After eight years of carrying out technical diving projects, our group of volunteer divers managed to bring the “ghost fishing” phenomenon into the public spotlight, through key international collaborations, inspiring underwater photography and unparalleled results. To this day, the Ghost Diving team has carried out diving projects independently or in collaboration with several international environmental and/or diving organizations like: Healthy Seas Foundation, Greenpeace, WWF, Global Ghost Gear Initiative and Global Underwater Explorers.

What is the concept, how can I join Ghost Diving?

Our organization is set up by an enthusiastic technical diving team and has evolved into more diving teams all over the world following the same concept. We like to call these “chapters”. Our shared goal is to remove lost fishing gear and make the world aware of issues caused by this so called “ghost fishing gear”. To achieve this goal, we involve specifically trained volunteer technical divers in our projects based on our own network and experience. These divers are trained by our core teams and gain experience with them, these two things are inextricably linked. If you want to do the work we do, contact an experienced team anywhere in the world and become part of that team. Perform this type of work on a very regular basis, experience many different situations together and learn with and from your team.

“Ghost fishing gear” is everywhere, and so are we!”

Learn more at: https://www.ghostdiving.org/

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Kathy is the owner of Kirk Scuba Gear, a passionate Scuba Diver, Ocean Advocate and Managing Editor of The Scuba News Canada

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