Diver films wave of plastic pollution off Bali on scale ‘never seen before’

Ocean rubbish off Bali coast.

A diver who filmed a huge “slick” of plastic floating in clear waters at a popular dive spot in Indonesia said he has “never seen anything like this scale” of ocean pollution before.

In a video uploaded to social media, diver Rich Horner is seen swimming through masses of floating plastic garbage at a dive spot usually frequented by manta rays which come to get cleaned.

Although the dive site lies off the coast of Nusa Penida — a small island with low population — there is a stretch of only 20 kilometres of water separating Nusa Penida from the island of Bali and its capital Denpasar.

via Diver films wave of plastic pollution off Bali on scale ‘never seen before’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)