Join millions of people around the world as we celebrate World Oceans Day on 8th June!
On World Oceans Day people around our blue planet honor the ocean, which links us all.
The Ocean Project and World Ocean Network have been helping to promote and coordinate this event since 2002, with greater success and global participation each year.
Be a part of this growing global celebration!
- Check out the list of events happening in SA
- Plan your event and submit it to the event listings
- Spread the word about ocean conservation: “Wear Blue and Tell Two“
The world’s ocean:
- Generates most of the oxygen we breathe
- Helps feed us
- Regulates our climate
- Cleans the water we drink
- Offers a pharmacopoeia of potential medicines
- Provides limitless inspiration!
Participate in a World Oceans Day event or activity this year and help protect the ocean for the future! It’s up to each one of us to help ensure that our ocean is healthy for future generations. World Oceans Day allows us to:
- Change perspective – encourage individuals to think about what the ocean means to them and what it has to offer all of us with hopes of conserving it for present and the future generations.
- Learn – discover the wealth of diverse and beautiful ocean creatures and habitats, how our daily actions affect them, and how we are all interconnected.
- Change our ways – we are all linked to, and through, the ocean! By taking care of your backyard and helping in your community, you are acting as a caretaker of our ocean. Making small modifications to your everyday habits will help and involving your family, friends, and community will greatly benefit our blue planet!
- Celebrate – whether you live inland or on the coast we are all connected to the ocean. Take the time to think about how the ocean affects you, and how you affect the ocean, and then organize or participate in activities that celebrate our ocean.
Celebrate World Oceans Day with Plett Hope Spot
Plett Hope Spot has organised some exciting events to help celebrate our magnificent oceans, and to raise funds for the Plett Hope Spot initiative.
On Saturday 7th June there will be a marine theme art auction. Some fabulous art, in a range of mediums, from both well-known and up and coming Plett artists will be auctioned off.
This includes some sculptures, paintings and photographs of marine animals and seascapes. The top entries from a marine art competition run in 6 local Plett Schools will also be under the hammer. Join for wine and art at the Angling club at 18:00 for 18:30. Entry is R50, which includes a glass of great local wine!
On Sunday 8th there will bee activities for old and young alike. These kick off with a beach clean-up on Main Beach at 9am, followed by a sandcastle competition for the kids (R20/child) and social volleyball for the adults (R20/person), both at 10:30 on Main Beach.
Explore and clean-up the reef
Then the big one, a reef dive clean-up hosted by Pro Dive Plett at 11:00. Cost is R545 for full gear and reef clean-up. If divers have their own soft gear and just require scuba it’s R380 per diver. Pro Dive will provide netted bags for the debris to be put in.
Participants must be certified divers (bring your proof along with you) and have their own gloves to use for safety purposes. Two groups of divers will go out consecutively and the dive will last approximately 45 minutes. There will be awesome prizes for the most debris collected and for the weirdest item collected off the reef!
For more info please visit the Plett Hope Spot Facebook page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.