Fishing Net Removal from St. George's Island by Latchi Dive Centre

Diving and removal of a large fishing net


St George’s Island diving and removal a large fishing net.

Johnny H, Johnny A, and Nicola went out to St George’s Island to remove a large fishing net yesterday. After a tough 4 hours and some deep dives down to 45 Metres, they hauled the net back on to the boat; making quite a mess.

They saved 14 Lobsters, 6 Crabs and numerous Starfish. All were released back to the sea. This information has been passed to PADI to help raise awareness through Project Aware.



I am the chief diving instructor at Latchi Watersports. I am a PADI Course Director who joined the Latchi dive team at the beginning of the 2017 season. Previous to this I spent 10 years working in Southeast Asia. I’m all about diving, diving and more diving! I add my experience to an already professional and experienced diving team.

chief diving instructor
PADI Dive Master (AI)

Johnny Ashwin

So where do I start? Just a simple guy from the East Midlands, who spends his days underwater. Perhaps, being British, the attraction to cold, sometimes baron and harsh environments are what attracts me to the submerged way of life. Many an ocean has played host to my brief diving career, from the hustle and bustle of Thailand to the tranquil Whitsunday Islands in Austrailia.

Assistant Instructor

Are you planning to dive in Cyprus this year? Want to take a PADI Course at Latchi Dive Centre?

You can complete your PADI Advanced Open Water Course, any other PADI course simply by getting in touch with Latchi Dive CentreWe are a PADI five star Dive Centre and the premier scuba diving centre in Latchi on the North West coast of Cyprus. We have the beautiful Akamas National Park at our doorstep. Other dive centres drive the length of Cyprus to dive here!


Latchi dive centre at Latchi Watersports operates 3 dive boats every day. There are eight experienced and professional PADI dive staff. You can find us in the picturesque fishing harbour of Latchi. Along with their Watersports and Boat Hire office, they have two further beachfront Watersports operations located at La Plage and Anassa Beach.

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