The Captaincy building of the Puerto Deportivo de Benalmádena has been the setting for the presentation of the XVIII Submarine Ecological Day and the XIII Andalusian Conference of Clean Funds in its 2021 edition, in which 65 divers and a dozen volunteers will participate.
This initiative of environmental interest, which will take place on the morning of next Saturday, November 13, has been promoted by the Puerto Deportivo, the Benalmádena City Council, the Club Buceo Benalmádena and the Federación Andaluza de Actividades Subacuáticas,and has the support from the Asociación Buzos Virgen del Carmen and Colegio de Biólogos de Andalucía,among other organizations and institutions.
The event was attended by Encarnación Cortés, Councilor for Beaches and Port of the City Council, accompanied by the manager of the Port, Manuel Jiménez, and Manuel Crespo, president of the organizing committee of these days.
As explained by the mayor of the Port, Encarnación Cortés, “this activity’s main objective is to raise awareness among visitors, sailors, users and all those who share and enjoy the sea, about the importance of not throwing polluting objects into the marine ecosystem.”
For his part, Manuel Jiménez, manager of the port, stressed that this activity is part of the initiatives promoted by the Benalmadan navy in terms of ecology and protection of the marine environment.
Cleaning the seabed, conferences and awards
This Saturday, November 13, after the meeting of participants to prepare their diving equipment at ten in the morning, the fund cleaning activity will begin, which will take place in the Levante dock area.
After its completion, at noon, a series of conferences will be held starting at 1:00 p.m. at the Centro Náutico del Puerto Deportivo, which will be given by Roberto Palomino, biologist, and Juan Carlos Rando, runner-up in the underwater video world.
These talks, as every year, will be followed by the awards ceremony for the largest, most original and most polluting object. After noon there will be an act of fraternization with which the activities will be concluded