We receive the YMCA Peace Medal

Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans is grateful to have been nominated and received the YMCA Vancouver Peace Medallion for Outstanding Contribution as a Social Change Leader. Our dive group managed to remove 2,240.2 lbs of garbage from our waters in 2017,


What a great year!

It was just over a year ago that my friend Jonathan Martin asked if I wanted to go for a dive at Buntzen Lake.  So much has happened since then: From a couple of divers who were curious about a fresh water lake, we have grown in to a grass roots group of


Tips for hosting your local cleanup event

Often I am asked on social media such as Twitter or Facebook on ideas about how to get started with your own cleanups, or some ideas on where to clean.  Today, I was asked about a relatively strange question, the lack of support from local dive shops.


Welcome to our new site

Greetings to all my friends and other environment lovers.  I would like to welcome you to the launch of our first website.  For my first blog, I thought I would share a bit of background on how the Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans group came about.