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De Palm Island, Scubble Bubbles and ALS Announce Successful Clean-Up of Spanish Lagoon and Commit to Continued Restoration Efforts.

De Palm Island, Scubble Bubbles, along ALS, are proud to announce that the Spanish lagoon in Aruba is now officially free of underwater debris. After conducting routine cleanings for the past three years on the last Sunday of each month (with a break during the Covid pandemic), significant amounts of waste, including large items such as coolers, bikes, beds, and tires, were removed from the lagoon. An estimate of up to 90 kgs debris where collected.

Divers looking for trash in the lagoonThe Spanish lagoon plays a critical role in Aruba’s ecosystem, connecting the sea and the Frenchman’s Pass mangrove forest and lake. To ensure that this area remains clean, De Palm Island and Scubble Bubbles, along with ALS, will continue to conduct regular inspections.
The next undertaking will be the restoration of the mangroves on the right side of De Palm Island, extending towards Oranjestad, as part of our commitment to preserving and protecting Aruba’s natural resources.

We would like to thank Nichole from Scubble Bubbles for her contribution to the #marinedebris data to @padiaware #DiveAgainstDebris global survey #citizenscience for a clean ocean.

Please refer to the link below for more information regarding our most recent cleanup of the Spanish lagoon:

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About De Palm Island

De Palm Island is a private island located off the coast of Aruba, offering a wide range of activities and amenities for visitors to enjoy. In addition to providing guests with unforgettable experiences, De Palm Island is also committed to protecting the environment through various initiatives, including regular cleanups of nearby beaches and reefs, reducing plastic waste through the use of biodegradable materials, bamboo plates and more. By promoting eco-friendly practices and responsible tourism, De Palm Island is dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of Aruba for future generations to enjoy.



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