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Apr 25, 2023

Dive Against Debris!

De Palm Island, Scubble Bubbles, along with ALS, are proud to announce that the Spanish lagoon in Aruba is now officially free of underwater debris.

After conducting routine cleanings for the past three years on the last Sunday of each month (with a break during the Covid pandemic), significant amounts of waste, including large items such as coolers, bikes, beds, and tires, were removed from the lagoon. An estimate of up to 90 kgs debris where collected.

The Spanish lagoon plays a critical role in Aruba's ecosystem, connecting the sea and the Frenchman's Pass mangrove forest and lake. To ensure that this area remains clean, De Palm Island and Scubble Bubbles, along with ALS, will continue to conduct regular inspections.

The next undertaking will be the restoration of the mangroves on the right side of De Palm Island, extending towards Oranjestad, as part of our commitment to preserving and protecting Aruba's natural resources.

For more information regarding our most recent cleanup of the Spanish lagoon visit: https://www.diveagainstdebris.org/debris-data/spanish-lagoon-513070-0

For any further inquiries or questions, please visit depalmisland.com 

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