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Taking a Dive for the Environment

P1000324(Photo by Robert Barossi)

by Robert Barossi

One of the volunteers I interviewed for my book was, among other things, a scuba diver in Newport, Rhode Island. He has spent years using his diving skills to help the environment in a number of ways, including a talent for underwater photography, which he donates to local environmental organizations. Other scuba divers, like this group of lawyers in the Cayman Islands, take to the ocean to help the environment by clearing rubble and debris. In this case, the problem was caused by the anchor of a Carnival cruise ship. The lawyers from Appleby’s spent a day helping to clear and repair the ecologically important coral reef that was damaged by the ship’s anchor. They are just a few of the people who have been volunteering to dive down and do whatever they can to save the reef.