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Project Details

Project dates
12/12/2023  – 26/01/2024
Vancouver BC

Clayton Helkenberg

Project Lead

With the help of an amazing group of volunteers we managed to pull 774 lbs of trash from our dive location. Some items included a TV, guitar amp, and a small boat.

Project Description

Removing trash from local water ways to restore habitat to it’s natural state. I have organized hundreds of dives and for this particular dive we choose a section of false creek in Vancouver.


This project has been created in commemoration of the lives of all the victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, including two Ocean Bridge ambassadors, Danielle Moore and Micah Messent. We aspire to carry on their legacy and commitment to making the world a better place by creating long-lasting impacts with a firm commitment to driving positive change for the environment and our ocean. We will never forget the light that Danielle and Micah brought to the world and will continue to keep them in our hearts. To learn more about these two amazing people, please visit: Honouring Danielle and Micah  – Ocean Wise. This work is partially funded by the Commemoration Fund for Victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Tragedy.

What was your biggest challenge?

In this particular spot the pollution and e coli counts in the summer can be high. So to avoid that we need to dive this area in the winter when the bacteria levels are low. However the cold temperature can make the dive hard.

What was your most valuable takeaway?

The human impact of nature will never cease to amaze me. The sheer carelessness and malicious behavior of some humans towards the environment is astonishing.

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