Not all heroes wear capes, but some of them do wear masks. Sandra cuts free the tangled mess of fishing line and rope while Casey drops in to help.
A little while a go I photographed the huge effort by the Wollongong Freedivers who teamed up with Surfrider UOW beach clean event. The aim was to remove rubbish from the Wollongong Harbour and raise awareness about plastic pollution and protecting our oceans. Jumping in at the harbour beach we were disgusted to see... Nothing. It was by far the worst visibility I've ever experienced. The kind where you can't see your own hand! It was like swimming in a matcha latte. Nervous that the clean up would be a huge disaster we moved to the harbour inlet and to our great enjoyment we found clearer water. Given that it's a hot spot for local fishermen we weren't surprised to find the sea floor covered in snagged line, lures and discarded crab pots as well as all kinds of trash. Over the course of an hour we filled bag after bag with trash and brought them back to shore. I'm incredibly proud of to be a part of the local freediving community. Bunch of absolute legends.