Cleaning up the Infidel project - 2nd trip for 2014
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The net removal of the Infidel wreck around Catalina Island continues - After several trips in 2013, and last month 2014 opening, divers and volunteers went back to Catalina to further progress on the Infidel clean-up project. Even more nets were remove this time (probably more than 800lbs), and there are still more to get.

All these taken net will be recycled :
The collected nets (more than 2000 pounds so far) will be recycled - more info on the all process on:
healthyseas.org
ghostfishing.org

Another example, the company aquafilusa.com who supported this trip will make carpet products out of these net - econyl.com/en/index.html

It is interesting to see that the less Net ont he wreck, the more marine life you can see. But in the removal process, finding dead sea lion, and even cormorans, trapped under the nets are often found.

For the first time, we tried a 'non manual' tool, turning a dremel into a pneumatic cutter powered by compressed air. If this type of tool is very efficient to cut some of the nets and large ropes faster, it's usage at 150ft under water is complex and challenging!

Previous videos:
vimeo.com/85122663 - 2014 Opening
vimeo.com/79393132 - From November 2013 clean-up
vimeo.com/58634298 - How to lift a net (Mar-13)
vimeo.com/64285328 - Cleaning of the Infidel (Mar-13)
vimeo.com/50908358 - Ghost Net Removal on the Infidel (Sept-12)
vimeo.com/56356707 - Cleaning the Infidel (Dec-12)

The Infidel wreck lands by 150ft of water, which makes the diving and net cutting conditions always challenging, also in an area subject to strong currents.
Video shot with hacked Panasonic GH2, WA 7-14mm, Nauticam housing and 2 mangrove lights.

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