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Gili Air Trash Heroes

3W Dive is involved in a sustainable island community project called TRASH HERO run by island locals. At 3W we value eco-awareness amongst our tribe, so as part of your divemaster internship you will participate in the weekly beach cleanups as mother nature is our home and we care for it!

The Trash Hero mission is to create sustainable, community-based projects that remove existing waste and reduce future waste by inspiring long-term behavioral change. They do this through:


They pick up trash. From cigarette butts to large-scale beach cleanups, if they see it, they clean it! And action really does speak louder than words. By spending just a few hours together picking up trash around the island, the real world consequences of being careless about waste are made evident to all. So take a break from your divemaster training and get cleaning to contribute to our sustainable island living ethos!
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They back up hands-on experience with educational information about the impact trash has on the global environment. This information will benefit anyone carrying out their divemaster internship and looking to better understand marine issues and policies around a healthier underwater world. They even have a program for local kids utilising a custom-made picture book that helps motivate them to pick up trash on their own and rewards them for it. For more information check out their website here.


They create long-term projects that bring communities together to remove and better manage their waste, as well as strategies to reduce the amount of waste being produced into the future. It’s all about sustainable island living! They also have a plastic bottle program, encouraging people to stop buying plastic. Check out their website for additional information here.


They motivate people and divemaster interns to become Trash Heroes in their everyday lives taking this project home with you and spreading the Trash Hero eco-awareness message around the world.
For more information visit the Trash Hero website or check out the super interesting and informative Trash Ted Talk. And begin expanding your underwater knowledge before you’ve even begun your divemaster internship!