As part of the World Clean-up day on September 18, six volunteers from Freedom Divers Cyprus in Anarita Paphos spent two hours on Sunday trying to contribute by organising a beach clean-up at Timi beach.
Around 50kg of rubbish lying on the beach and by the side of the road by the beach was collected.
Ninety per cent was discarded plastic bottles etc including many Covid masks and even two pairs of underwear!
At one point, an unknown swimmer from Anarita who was in the sea at the time, came out, took and empty collection bag and a pair of gloves and proceeded to help collect rubbish with the divers.
The rubbish collection was also part of Padi Aware week September 18-26 where dive centres around the world take time out to collect rubbish from beaches and underwater in an effort to help protect the ocean.