When you're diving do you pick up trash off the bottom of the ocean floor?

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asked Nov 13, 2017 in Scuba Diving by Cvet (3,369 points)
We have always picked up cans or pieces plastic that we find in the ocean.

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answered Nov 13, 2017 by frontbeast (2,220 points)
Allwayes.... On the beach too. If underwater. I look for Marine life entagled or inside what ever thrash there is
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answered Nov 13, 2017 by ScouseLez (35 points)
As my dives are working dives, occasionally I pick up “treasure.” But, I also find items lost at the bottom - I have collected hundred year old milk bottles, a wedding ring, a class ring (returned to its owner) and a silver spoon that was 125yrs old.

As far as trash, I am a proponent of picking up plastics - it will never dissolve and never rot away
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answered Nov 14, 2017 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
Yes, I actually carry a mesh bag for cans and bottles and I always have my knife on me to cut line off of some of the dive sites. I am glad to hear others do the same!
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answered Nov 15, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Absolutely. Prefer not to see it, obviously but if it is there I collect it.
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answered Nov 15, 2017 by MantaRay23 (640 points)
Absolutely. We always have nets ready while driving to other fishing spots to pick up floating trash or will pick stuff off the bottom. We once picked up a whole kitchen sink, and I don't mean that as an expression but somehow somebody lost their whole kitchen... coffee maker, coffee pot, sink, silverware, mini fridge etc.
commented Nov 15, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
Wow sound like maybe a boat had wrecked and scattered in pieces. Glad you removed is before it tore up a boat or prop.
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answered Nov 16, 2017 by dnadavis (545 points)
Most definitely. Actually working with an island government to help clean up the reef overall and get the dive community involved in the clean up.  Lots of fishing related debris in the water and on the reef.
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answered Mar 12, 2018 by RummbleStrip (75 points)
Yes, unless in the rare situation. A crab seemed to had made a home out of a pickle jar...we left it's "home" where it was.
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