Sea Turtle Rescue

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Ridley Sea Turtle rescued from a tangle of fishing line by Dive Experience in November 2011

The sea turtle was trapped in tangled fishing line, weighted down by part of a wooden pallet and rescued by divers Don Black and Michelle Pugh.

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Turtle trapped in fishing line

The Ridley turtle in the sea, covered with fishing line

turtle after rescue

Turtle on boat after lines have been cut free

The ridley sea turtle was turned over to the National Park Service and Coral World on St. Thomas, we he was rehabilitated and returned to the sea.

fish net removed from the turtle

This was the fish net and pallet that was removed from the turtle

About Michelle

Our name says it all! Our dive masters and instructors have years of experience scuba diving and dive training in our beautiful caribbean waters. Whether you are new to diving or a veteran scuba diver, you’ll appreciate the professionalism at Dive Experience.

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