Who we are...
The issue of "ghost fishing" was first brought to the attention of the world at the 16th Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries, in April 1985. Following a debate at COFI, the FAO Secretariat published an in-depth study of the problem. After eight years of carrying out technical diving projects, our group of volunteer divers managed to bring the "ghost fishing" phenomenon into the public spotlight, through key international collaborations, inspiring underwater photography and unparalleled results.
To this day, the Ghost Diving team has carried out diving projects independently or in collaboration with several international environmental and/or diving organizations like: Healthy Seas Foundation, Greenpeace, WWF, Global Ghost Gear Initiative and Global Underwater Explorers.
"Lost fishing gear is everywhere, and so are we!"
There is certainly no success without collaboration
Next weekend March 14/15, the Ghost Diving Adriatic team will immerse again to clean up several discovered fishing nets in Croatia.
An unforgettable experience For the divers, volunteers and friends who were part of the Healthy Seas #SaveYourBreath event organized together with Cousteau Divers and Atlantis Diving, it was an unforgettable experience. Whether they were above or under the water, each of the 30 some people included in the team, had a special role to carry out.
This non-profit driven by technical divers initiates and promotes lost fishing gear removal initiatives worldwide and shows the problem to a wide audience. We are experienced and specifically trained technical divers, who remove marine debris and make the problem called 'ghost fishing' visible to a worldwide audience. We are very interested in worldwide collaboration with other diving teams and like to start or participate in existing projects all over the world.