Maintaining performance for almost 10 decades, the exceptional tour “picking up trash on the seabed” in Phu Quoc is bringing many visitors to combine with the urge to clean up the environment to the seabed.
We would be the planet /We are just one planet
We will be the kids / We will be the kids
We will be the individuals who make a brighter day
So let us begin giving/ So let us start giving
The first beams of sun appeared following a heavy rain, and the laughter and smelling of this sea rescue group sneaked into the ship coming to the coast. Today, the entire team had to compete to pick up crap from the rain, but everybody was excited and there was not any fatigue.
Manh appeared at everyone laughing and talking happily and grinning in his center. Today’s scuba diving excursion is going to be an unforgettable memory.
The manager of 10 decades persistently picked up crap on the seabed
Mr. Nguyen Duc Manh (35 years old) is now the manager of Red River Tour travel company. Manh was born and raised in a rural region of Thai Binh state, but he fell in love with the gorgeous island Phu Quoc at the very first days of his profession here.
“When I come to a strange land like Phu Quoc to live and set up a business, everything for me is strange and precious. The wonders of nature and the sea of Phu Quoc have raised me to grow up and become the person I am today.”Manh shared.
With amazing beaches, rich and pristine marine ecosystems, Phu Quoc is called the island tourism heaven of Vietnam, bringing a high number of national and international tourists each year. And that is also the main reason the quantity of waste is rising day by day.
Seeing together with his very own eyes that lots of marine species have been ruined by garbage daily, he’s set a goal of creating tourism connected with marine environmental security because of his business. Since then, he’s organized actions to pick up crap on the seabed of Phu Quoc for visitors and employees in the business. Up to now, this purposeful action was maintained by him for almost 10 decades and has been the signature of his firm.
Every year, once the weather is more favorable, Mr. Manh organizes 2-3 dives to pick garbage. Thanks for their expertise and familiarity with scuba diving, when deploying actions, all members organize quite economically and rapidly.
Before executing activities, Mr. Manh frequently mobilizes first from inside the business so that all workers follow and understand. Then, he mobilized his partners and clients to join. Sharing the hardest thing when arranging tourists to pick up crap on the seabed, he explained: “Our biggest challenge was getting everyone to be able to participate at the same time because each person would have their own work, life, and plans. Besides, in the process of picking up trash on the seabed, there are types of garbage lying deep on the seabed or stuck under large rocks causing a lot of difficulties, sometimes it takes a few hours to process.” .
Snorkeling trips to pick up trash are always precious memories of him with his colleagues and special visitors. “Everyone is working hard with joy, some people have not had time to eat breakfast but say they are not hungry. After each scuba diving trip, I can see very clearly on each person’s face that there is no fatigue but full of happiness.”Manh shared.
Let’s spread the meaningful message together
For many years living and working in Phu Quoc, Manh always considers this place as his second homeland. “The miracles of nature and the sea of Phu Quoc have raised me to grow up and become the person I am today. I appreciate it and am grateful for that.”, he also shared.
Being aware that the marine setting in Phu Quoc has been severely damaged by garbage, he constantly tries and motivates his colleagues to preserve and boost their functions and duties towards the marine atmosphere. here. And this can be a means for him to demonstrate his love to get his second homeland.
“Through organizing and maintaining the activities of picking up trash on the seabed for many years, I want to propagate to the community the message of green – clean – beautiful Phu Quoc, hoping to help people realize that tourism development must always go hand in hand with the protection of natural resources and behave culturally with the natural environment”. Manh shared.
“The rain gently penetrates for quite a while “, picking up trash on the seabed has become a trademark activity of Mr. Manh’s company and attracts a lot of visitors. Mr. Kaneko – a member of Mr. Manh’s scuba diving team said that Vietnam is favored by nature for many beautiful scenes, including the “pearl island” Phu Quoc. It is a pity that a part of people and tourists do not have the sense to protect this precious resource and still act to litter into the sea. This has polluted the sea, seriously affecting the flora and fauna living in the sea.
“We – nature-loving tourists, expect that through these tiny activities, we’ll alter people’s thinking and poor customs, contributing to increasing community awareness of the dilemma of marine environment protection. , shield our common house”, Mr. Kaneko said.
Currently, Mr. Manh has made the action of picking up crap on the seabed the most important activity of this Red River Tour business. In all those special excursions, he’s completely equipped with diving gear, garbage rackets and trash bags for people. After finishing the set of garbage on the seabed, in addition, he arranges for people to form garbage and collect at a place for decomposition.
In addition to scavenging below the sea, at the coming time, Mr. Manh will arrange many ecological security experience applications for the younger generation to check to get a more permanent answer for the long run. “With the activity of picking up trash under the sea, we will be more active in communicating extensively to all local people and tourists from all over the world to participate so that they better understand the importance of environmental protection. sea”I stated.
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