Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners

While the impacts of litter washed up or left on our shoreline can easily be seen, the same cannot be said for marine litter that is below the surface of the ocean. Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners or N.A.R.C for short are a voluntary group of divers with a passion for keeping the underwater environment in Pembrokeshire as pristine as it should be. Since its inception in 2005 by local diver Dave Kennard and Keep Wales Tidy the group has carried out over 100 underwater clean-ups and a number of awareness raising events.

N.A.R.C can be found at a number of sites along the coastline throughout the diving season collecting litter that is often having a negative impact on the habitat and the wildlife it supports. Everything from shopping trolleys, car batteries, bikes, fishing tackle and quite literally the kitchen sink are removed by divers before being cleaned and recycled where possible.