Le club AQUA DIVING and its divers and volunteers took the decision to conduct, as every year, the annual lake clean-up, in particular around the « Bains des Pâquis ». Many clubs will join us for this wunderful day. The clean-up shall take place the 3rd weekend in September 2015 at the same time as the Beach Clean-up organized by the PROJECT AWARE FOUNDATION FOR ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION (World Oceans Day) and their divers (also known as Dive Against Debris). From upstream of the MONT-BLANC bridge to the BOTANICAL GARDEN (and at other places around the lake), our divers are picking-up not less than 1000 kg of waste each and every year and unfortunately some times even more.

In 20 years of annual clean-ups, 14 tonnes of waste is far too much. Here are the details :

6’060 aluminium cans
6’160 glass bottles
4’260 plastic bottles
320 clothings
19 bicycles and scooters
27 wheeled cart
69 tires

And inevitably, wallets, weapons, toys, cub/dishes/cutlery, road signs, chairs, benches, etc. and even a complete BBQ and a full safe

This event provided also the opportunity to all participants to spend a day in friendship, solidarity, good humour and ended with the hand-out of the certificates. A well deserved drink and the inevitable tasty cheese fondue were offered by the BAINS DES PAQUIS.

Patty Moll would like to thank all volunteers, benefactors and divers for their awards which were handed out to the most assiduous participants, who have either collected or put together the most unusual items ; or the children for their animations around the theme of environmental protection.

Of course, as every year, everything runs perfectly thanks to the security boats, the Lake Police, port wardens and the participation of the municipalities of Corsier, Vandoeuvres, Jussy, Pullinge and Collonge-Bellerive.

This large-scale undertaking and its indisputable public utility has the merit of being brought to the attention of the population of the canton.

Whether it’s AQUA DIVING, the forerunner in this matter, or other diving clubs, who participated in the great cleaning effort, we can only rejoyce to find such spontaneous dedication of all divers and participants.

Here is the list of our sponsors :

ASSOCIATION LES BAINS DES PAQUIS AND IT’S REFRESHMENT BAR, SIG, WAOW, LE PETIT FUTE, THE CHARITY FOUNDATION OF THE PICTET BANK, LES GLACES NATIONALES LEBRUN, LOCATENTES, BAR « LA TERRASSE », PHARMACY GOUDA, MARTI MARINE, LE SAUVETAGE DE GENEVE, UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA., RESTAURANT « LE BORGIA », HOTEL « LE BRISTOL » – VERBIER, LA SEICHE, SCUBA-DREAM, SHIP-SHOP, SCUBAPRO, CENTRE GENEVOIS DU VOLONTARIAT, SATUS GENEVA, ALLIANZ INSURANCE, LE RESPECT, LA MAISON BOURGEOISE, SERBECO, MAISON DE LA RIVIERE, OLPHANY, BEAUTY INSTITUTE EMMA TARRE, RESTAURANT « LE GRUYERIEN », LE « PALAIS MASCOTTE », ONEFM, CGN, PROJECT AWARE PADI, DIRECTION GENERALE DE LA NATURE ET DU PAYSAGE, FFESSM, AQUALUNG, NEREUS, OCEANEYE, UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF GENEVA, SWISS CETACEAN SOCIETY, GENEVA TOURISM, MBS ASSURANCE, LE RICHMOND

We are in dire need of funding !! We are sorry to say that no subsidy has been allocated, therefore any donation would be very welcome.

Any donation should be addressed to:
AQUA DIVING CLUB ASSOCIATION SPORTIVE
1200 GENEVE
CCP 10-755086-5
IBAN CH90 0900 0000 1075 5086

Thank you.

2015 Lake Clean-up for all volunteers : divers, « walkers » at the surface, people at the information booth, helpers

Please annotate this date in your agenda :

Information and mandatory registration at AQUA DIVING
inscription@aqua-diving.ch or tel. 0041 79 606 25 06 from 02.00pm

We need the coordinates of your children and adolescents (name, first name, address, mobile phone No. and e-mail address

For divers and « walkers » at the surface :
Number of previous participations

For divers :

Nobrevet (P2 CMAS or OWD PADI min), date of last dive »(< 6 months), take the necessary equipment (hood, gloves, 2 regulators, parachute, computer, knive (or indicate if you miss something)

Organization : Meeting for all participants at 09.00am – Briefing at 10.00am.
This year, divers shall be notified at different hours.

The items collected by the divers and the items for the « miraculous catch » shall be exhibited at the entrance for the medias (from 04.00pm to 04.30pm exposition but also throughout the day) before the final count for the statistics

End at 06.00pm, hand-out of certificates, apero, gifts and the traditional cheese fondue at Les Bains des Pâquis.

The event takes place by any wheather.

We count on your participation. Thank you very much.

Information and registration :
inscription@aqua-diving.ch or tel. 0041 79 606 25 06 from 02.00pm

PATTY MOLL and her AQUA DIVING TEAM