Along the coast of Kuwait, the Guardians of the Sea are performing nearly-super-heroic feats of environmental protection. In October they lifted a 400-ton shipwreck from the seabed off Al-Dhbahia. But unlike conventional superheroes, these guardians—aka the Kuwait Dive Team–don’t swoop down in capes. Rather, members of the Beach Cleanup Mobile Unit show up to clean up in a funky bus painted with a sunlit wave, part of a visual campaign to promote environmental awareness and volunteering among kids.
Established in the late 80s, the team and its partner, the Environmental Voluntary Foundation, grew with the need for coastal recovery after the Iraqi invasion. In their most recent effort, which runs until March 2014, 500 students from 12 public schools on the Abraj coast are helping remove waste left by visitors on beaches to make them safe for sea birds and other coastal creatures. A previous cleanup in October removed tires, nets, and debris from shipwrecks on Ushairaij coast.
For more info – the Dive Team’s website