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Help Clean Hawai'i Waters

Help Clean Hawai'i Waters

Our upcoming activities for you to consider:

Big Island

January 13, 2023 - Saturday
Adopt a Highway / Adopt the Blue w/ ODA Partner Kohala Divers

  • Time: 7:30am Adopt A Highway and 9:30am Adopt the Blue Nudi Bar and breakwall
  • Description: It's time for another Kohala Divers dual cleanup! You can do one cleanup or both. For the Adopt the Blue Nudi Bar and breakwall the are is in the waters right near their shop so it's a shore dive. While divers are in the water, there will also be a beach cleanup on Kawaihae beach, through the parking lot, and all along the Kohala docks
  • Cost: none.
  • Details:
    • Meet at Kohala Divers - see address below.
    • Arrival: 7:30 for Adopt A Highway. Please arrive on time for a briefing, get vests and rubbish bags (all supplied).
      • Gloves are required. We will have some gloves to use. Gloves are limited here so if you have your own please bring them.
      • Please wear closed toed shoes if possible.
      • Hats and sunscreen highly recommended.
      • Long-sleeve sun shirts and pants recommended.
      • We will have waters if needed
    • Arrival: 9:30 for Adopt The Blue: Please arrive early at the shop to get your tank and gear you may need. Briefing starts promptly at 9:30 am.
      • Open Water Certification.
      • Gloves are required (no exceptions).
      • Kohala Divers will provide a free tank for the event, rubbish collection bags, and a couple cutting tools (if you have your own please bring or purchase at the shop!).
      • Dive buddy (groups will be assigned on site)
  • Address: Kohala Divers Ltd., 61-3665 Akoni Pule Highway; Waimea, HI
  • RSVP for Adopt A Highway: Visit this Kohala Meetup page for the highway cleanup.
  • RSVP for Adopt A Blue: Visit this Kohala Meetup page for the dive outing.


 

Questions on Big Island events: Email Hawai’i Island Chapter Leader Sarah Milisen at sarah@oceandefenders.org
Maui

We're working with Lloyd and our Maui team to plan another outing!
Email us if you'd like to be included.

 

Questions on Maui events: Email us at volunteer@oceandefenders.org
Oahu

January 21, 2023 - Sunday
Maunalua Bay Cleanup with ODA Partner Aaron's Dive Shop

  • Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Type: Scuba divers.
  • What to bring:
    • Divers must come fully equipped with any necessary diving gear including tanks.
    • Gloves are required. If you have your own cutting tools, please bring.
  • Requirements for Divers: It is mandatory that all volunteers carry a Rescue or higher certification to participate on this clean up dive. The conditions surrounding the  cleanup area often exhibit a strong current, surge, and swell most times. This is an advanced dive and all volunteers should carefully consider their personal level of fitness  and experience when signing up for this dive. Everyone must bring their own gear (including tanks and weights) and sign a waiver at our booth.
  • Details:
    • Meet-up Location: Aaron's boat the Na Makana will pick us up at the Hawaii Kai boat launch which is located towards the middle of the parking lot.
    • Parking: Park anywhere there is a parking space and walk over to the Boat Launch with gear.  Parking is free and usually there are plenty of parking spaces.
    • Time: This will be a 1 tank dive as usual with a 30 minute time limit under water.  We should be returning back to the boat launch at approximately 3:30pm.
  • Cost: $20.00 per participant. This payment is made to Aarons Dive shop in Kailua HI. All reservations and payments must be made either over the phone or in person to Aaron's Dive Shop. There is not an option to sign up on the website.
  • Limited Availability: There is a maximum of 12 seats which are first come first serve
  • Address: Maunalua Bay Beach Park, 6505 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96825
  • RSVP:  All volunteers must call IN ADVANCE to signup for this event or appear in person at Aaron's Dive Shop. No online reservations. Aaron's Dive Shop phone number is 808-262-2333 and the shop address is 307 Hahani St, Kailua HI 96734
  • Questions: contact ODA volunteer coordinator Temple Liebmann templeandgary@gmail.com
 

February 18, 2023 - Sunday
Maunalua Bay Cleanup with ODA Partner Aaron's Dive Shop

  • Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Type: Scuba divers.
  • What to bring:
    • Divers must come fully equipped with any necessary diving gear including tanks.
    • Gloves are required. If you have your own cutting tools, please bring.
  • Requirements for Divers: It is mandatory that all volunteers carry a Rescue or higher certification to participate on this clean up dive. The conditions surrounding the  cleanup area often exhibit a strong current, surge, and swell most times. This is an advanced dive and all volunteers should carefully consider their personal level of fitness  and experience when signing up for this dive. Everyone must bring their own gear (including tanks and weights) and sign a waiver at our booth.
  • Details:
    • Meet-up Location: Aaron's boat the Na Makana will pick us up at the Hawaii Kai boat launch which is located towards the middle of the parking lot.
    • Parking: Park anywhere there is a parking space and walk over to the Boat Launch with gear.  Parking is free and usually there are plenty of parking spaces.
    • Time: This will be a 1 tank dive as usual with a 30 minute time limit under water.  We should be returning back to the boat launch at approximately 3:30pm.
  • Cost: $20.00 per participant. This payment is made to Aarons Dive shop in Kailua HI. All reservations and payments must be made either over the phone or in person to Aaron's Dive Shop. There is not an option to sign up on the website.
  • Limited Availability: There is a maximum of 12 seats which are first come first serve
  • Address: Maunalua Bay Beach Park, 6505 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96825
  • RSVP:  All volunteers must call IN ADVANCE to signup for this event or appear in person at Aaron's Dive Shop. No online reservations. Aaron's Dive Shop phone number is 808-262-2333 and the shop address is 307 Hahani St, Kailua HI 96734
  • Questions: contact ODA volunteer coordinator Temple Liebmann templeandgary@gmail.com
 

January TBD - conditions permitting
Hālona Blowhole Cleanup dive

  • Time: TBD
  • Type: Both onshore and underwater.
  • What to bring:
    • Bring your own dive gear including tanks, weights, and gloves.
    • If you have any of the following that would be great (but we do have some): cutting tools, mesh bag, lift bag, dive flag, and DPV which would be most helpful!
  • Requirements for Divers: Freedivers and scuba divers. Everyone must bring their own gear and sign a waiver at our booth.
  • Cost: none
  • RSVP by email:  ODA-Oahu Dive Team Leader Glenn Roberts at glenn@oceandefenders.org.
Questions on Oahu events: Email Oahu Volunteer Coordinator Marjorie Zensen at mjzengland@gmail.com.
 

If you're interested in volunteering, but haven't participated with us yet, please visit our Volunteer Overview page and fill out an application.

If you have any questions about these activities, please email our ODA-Hawai'i Team.

Thank you! Let's clean the oceans together!