Scuba Gear For Girlie Divers

"constantly ocean inspired"
 
 

Ocean Gear designed with a passion to protect our ocean and living corals

 
 
 
 

 

My name is Lisa Miceli, Owner of 'Stoked On Salt' - also known as SOS.   

"I have noticed that more and more of our living coral reefs are experiencing severe decline due to ocean debris,

divers touching and spearing the corals and anchor damage.  

I feel it is important to help preserve and protect our living coral reef ecosystems by organizing local

Ocean, Beach and Waterway cleanups to help increase public awareness  - but also have fun at the same time!"

Our TEAM SOS volunteer group is always seeking new members who are interested in joining us

at local beach cleanups & dives on weekends.  Teen divers & Snorkelers welcomed !  

Stay updated with our upcoming events on our Facebook page:  SOS Ocean Clean Up

 


Contact us at  SOSoceancleanup@gmail.com

Join Stoked On Salt - SOS Ocean Clean Up and Gold Coast Scuba at the 2nd Annual Earth Day Clean Up on Saturday, April 30th in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. We will be cleaning the shoreline and diving the Anglin's Fishing Pier in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea cleaning up any marine debris (such as entangled fishing gear and other trash items) that can endanger the lives of our sea turtles and other marine life. Show your thanks this Earth Day by helping to protect and preserve our living coral reefs. We will have collection bags available for your use, but we ask that you bring your own gloves and cutting tools (knives, sea snips, or line cutter).  Please RSVP on Facebook:  SOS Ocean Clean Up 

 

"1st Annual PADI Women's Dive 2015" 

Stoked On Salt all FEMALE Diving/Snorkeling enthusiasts meet up 

Saturday, July 18, 2015 behind the Lauderdale-By-The-sea Windjammer Resort,

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/08/14

Harvest Pier Clean Up


80 Volunteers and over 300 pounds of trash 

removed at the Harvest Pier Clean-up

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA --  80 volunteers consisting of local divers, snorkelers, surfers, students and beach-goers participated in the first annual Harvest Pier Clean-Up to help support the Project AWARE movement for a trash free ocean and environment. Volunteers above and below water collected over 300 pounds of trash!  The 2 hour event was held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 on and below Anglin’s Fishing Pier in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and was organized by ‘SOS Ocean Clean-Up’ and ‘Gold Coast Scuba.’

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea has a living coral reef and snorkel trail that are easily accessible since it is within 100 yards of its shoreline. Commonly referred to as the "first reef," this underwater habitat is home to Florida's spiny lobster, grouper, rust-colored barrel sponges, protected corals, sea fans and a variety of colorful tropical fish. Divers are fortunate to submerse themselves in a watery world that is unseen by most. It’s beauty is breath-taking yet severly scarred in many places from marine debris such as entangled fishing line, hooks and weights - piling up on the sites they dive.  Debris of this nature has a devastating effect on the ocean's sealife and living coral reefs.  

“The safety of marine life depends on getting the debris out of the water,” says Lisa Miceli-Capano, founder of the SOS Ocean Clean-up. “Together, we can change and work towards a clean, healthy ocean planet, one dive at a time.”

It was a real eye-opener for all involved and gathered a lot of interest and bemused looks from the public. The plan was simple; to dive and collect as much underwater debris as possible. 

"It is such a wonderful thing to see so many people working together to make a difference. Instead of just "liking" or "sharing" an event or cause on social media, like so many people do, these volunteers spent their Saturday morning getting their hands dirty. Kudos," said Brian Gagas,” owner of Gold Coast Scuba.

300 pounds of trash was removed from under the pier and over 35 pounds from the shoreline. The debris was collected, weighed and catalogued by over a dozen non-diving volunteers and consisted of an entire 95 gallon dumpster was filled with entangled fishing line, hooks and lead fishing weight. Also cpulled up from under the pier were fragments of plastic, knives, boom box, scissors, rope, fishing nets, giant cable wires, batteries, spart plugs, towels, clothes, coins, glass bottles, beer/soda cans and even a pair of keys that a fisherman happily claimed were his.  

The Harvest Pier Clean-Up brought this small beach front community together as local businesses and non-profits joined forces and showed their appreciation by donating a wide variety of merchandise and coupons that were included in the Stoked On Salt Volunteer Swag Bags. A special thank you to Project Aware, The City of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Anglin's Fishing Pier, Gold Coast Scuba, Reef Relief, Voñe Research, Rhino Doughnuts, Mulligans Beach House, Village Pump & Grille, Kilwins, Windjammer Resort, Genco Italian Sandwiches, Pompano Dive Center, Pompano Force E, We Do Events, Event-Treats, Surface Sunblock, Superior Printworks, PowerIce and Fort Lauderdale Magazine.

A generous donation of 15 Pier clean-up buckets, rope and protective gloves were donated by John Boutin, Manager of the Windjammer Resort and Beach Club... and will be used for future cleanups.

“I love helping out when I see others getting involved and doing projects that protect and improve our most precious of natural resources, our coral reefs," said Windjammer GM, John Boutin.

Stoked On Salt submits their findings to Project Aware’s annual trash index which has all the trash data from around the world. Stopping the trash flow at it's source, before it can reach the water, is everybody's responsibility. Waste, and how we choose to handle it, affects all ecosystems on the planet. 

“Please, spread the word about the SOS Ocean Clean Up events through all of your social networks and help us make this happen!  Or, simply share the SOS?Ocean Clean Up page on your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page and engage your friend network to do the same and get involved.”

SOS OCEAN CLEAN-UP offers the ultimate volunteer opportunity to tap into your passion for the ocean and put your scuba skills to work for good. Be sure to take part in a local event or organize a Dive Against Debris with a buddy today! 

 

Photo: Ashley Anderson of Gold Coast Scuba 


9/13/14

Anglin's Pier Clean Up

8:00am - 9:30am

Join the TEAM SOS volunteers as we are diving and snorkeling in the Anglin's Pier Clean-up on Saturday, September 13, 2014 - south side of the pier. Please RSVP by calling Gold Coast Scuba. Volunteers also needed to work on the pier to help lift buckets of collected debris from the divers below. All divers and snorkelers must have sea snips and gloves. You will receive 30% off if you purchase them at Gold Coast Scuba, 259 Comm'l Blvd - 3 blocks west of the pier. 

Be safe & Have fun !

RSVP at Gold Coast Scuba  954-616-5909


9/6/14

 Inaugural of the 'SOS Ocean Clean Up'

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SOS would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the SOS Ocean Clean Up. We had over 120 volunteers who collected over 92 lbs. of debris on our shoreline within 2 hours and raised over $400 for the BioRock Project (Artificial Reef located at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea).

We could have never done it without you!  Thank you Team SOS, for helping to keep our beautiful beach clean and to help bring awareness to the Project AWARE Foundation.


Please join us for a fun-filled day at the
SOS Ocean Clean-Up
The inaugural SOS event is a Beach & Shoreline Cleanup - FREE to the public - and will be held Saturday, Sept. 6th from 9am to Noon - on Fort Lauderdale Beach (A1A & East Las Olas Blvd) followed by a Volunteer Awards & After Party at Quarterdeck’s from Noon until 4pm sponsored by SweetWater Brewing.
To kick off the morning, Erika Lima Yoga will hold a free Yoga-on-the-Beach class beginning at 8:30a.m followed by free donuts from the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Rhino Doughnuts. While registering at the Sweetwater Brewing Tent, volunteers will enjoy great drumming sounds from the Drum Café entertainers.  First 100 volunteers will receive a free SOS Ocean Clean Up tshirt and free prize give-aways.  All students will receive volunteer hours.
Spend the morning with locals who share the same passion - to keep our ocean clean and then stay for an afternoon of fun and entertainment. In addition to music, food, drinks, and laughter, Stoked On Salt will be holding a raffle that you won’t want to miss. Tickets cost just $10 each and there is no limit to how many you can purchase. This year’s prizes are donated from the local dive, kayak, surf & SUP shops. The prizes range in value from $20 to $200 and consists of boat passes, snorkel dives, kayak tours, Jiu Jitsu classes, t-shirts, dive equipment, and much more. Proceeds from the event will go the BioRock Project (Artificial Reef) at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.
Stoked On Salt wants to invite the community to support the Project AWARE movement for a trash free ocean and environment. Every year tens of thousands of marine animals and seabirds die from eating or getting tangled in marine debris - our waste in the ocean. But our local actions can contribute to a clean, healthy ocean. We as snorkelers and divers spend a great deal of time in the water. As a result, we often are the first to see the short term and long term changes in the aquatic environment. The trash accumulating in the ocean, floating in the waterways and on the shoreline - is turning our beautiful beaches, State Parks and reefs into “rubbish dumps”. None of our waste belongs in the ocean. Yet, it continues to make its way to the most remote ocean places and can remain for generations. Much of our waste products do not biodegrade and many plastics, for example, break down into smaller fragments posing danger to marine life and human health. Together, we can change and work towards a clean, healthy ocean planet.
For more information, or to purchase your raffle tickets call or email. 754.246.4848 stokedonsalt@aol.com
visit us on Facebook:  SOS Ocean CleanupThe inaugural SOS event is a Beach & Shoreline Cleanup - FREE to the public - and will be held Saturday, Sept. 6th from 9am to Noon - on Fort Lauderdale Beach (A1A & East Las Olas Blvd) followed by a Volunteer Awards & After Party at Quarterdeck’s from Noon until 4pm sponsored by SweetWater Brewing.

 

Thank You for supporting the TEAM SOS


8/02/14

    Anglin's Pier & Reef Clean-up

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea   7:30am to 9:30am  - Register: 954-616-5909

Call Gold Coast Scuba

For upcoming local Ocean & Beach cleanupsvisit: www.projectaware.org - search Stoked On Salt


4/27/14

Project AWARE Ocean Debris Clean-Up

9:00 a.m. - Noon.  John U Llyod Beach Park, Dania Beach, FL

Ocean debris & Shore cleanup.

 

Team 'SOS' (Stoked on Salt) collected over 27 lbs of trash from the shoreline and underwater on Sunday, April 27, 2014 on Fort Lauderdale beach. 
SOS Team consisted of 9 volunteers began by picking up trash on the shoreline close to the jetty. After 2 hours, and temperatures reaching almost 90 degrees, we all jumped in the ocean to cool off To our surprise we noticed all the trash that was on the ocean floor.   Feeling concerned, we put on our snorkel gear and continued the beach clean-up underwater. Team SOS felt great to be part of the Project AWARE ocean debris clean-up but sadly continues to remain a large amount  trash needed to be collected at the John U Lloyd State Park. Our goal is to gather more Stoked On Salt friends and return to the park to help clean up our beautiful ocean. It is our desire that  more people would think twice before throwing garbage and use a trash can.  Many people need a reminder that " laziness: can do to a lifetime of damage to underwater sea life.

6/22/14

Dania Beach Pier Cleanup

9:00am - Noon. Event ifo:  Divers Cove, 2335 South University Dr., Davia. 954-473-1220 

Come join Team SOS --  Volunteers needed to Dive under pier, Kayak and snorkel to help clean-up ocean debris under and above the water.


4/12/14

Great American Clean-Up - WPB

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  - Blue Heron Bridge, WPB, FL

Ocean Clean-up under and around the Blue Heron Bridge.

Lisa Miceli, owner of Stoked On Salt Ocean Gear joined forces with Divers Direct & Pura Vida Dive Store at the Great American Ocean Clean-up on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Blue Heron Bridge in WPB, Florida.


6/14/14

Deerfield Beach Oceans Day Cleanup

9am - Noon. Deerfield Beach Pier. Contact Dixie Divers for more information and registration

Come join Team SOS --  Volunteers needed to Dive under pier to help collect ocean debris under the pier.

Contact Dixie Divers for more information and registration.  954-420-0009

    


6/28/14

Barefoot Wine & Surfrider Beach Clean-up

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

Team SOS was proud to participate in the great effort to clean up the beach.