Last Saturday, a scubasurero team from the Carabao Dive Center went back to San Juan Reef to remove the ghost net that we discovered the previous day. We did two dives at the site, but we were only able to extract about 60% of the offensive fishing net.
Talking with fellow divers on the boat during our surface interval, some believed that the net was discarded on purpose. The reason: the net had no floaters attached to it, or lead weights. The was neither any rope still strung across its perimeter.
Please take a look at the pictures below (clicking on one will show a larger version), and please talk about this with your friends, family and colleagues. Help spread the word about how destructive ghost nets are underwater.
We’ll be back again this Wednesday to retrieve the rest of the ghost net from San Juan Reef.