Reef sites that are repeatedly targeted for cleanups include the Santa Lucia and several barges off of Marco Island where a dead sea turtle was found entangled in a cast net. Most sites are located approximately 2 miles offshore and are 25’ deep or shallower. A new site was targeted during this cleanup event after a report of dozens of tires on the Gulf bottom was made by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. We found the tire field and worked to remove 37 tires from the sea floor. It is the continued effort of divers and invaluable partnerships that continue to make these events a huge success and help rid our local waters of trash.
Click on the videos below to see some underwater footage of the cleanup