Oceans Without Limits – A Journey of Discovery

Embark on a voyage of discovery into the Western Indian Ocean and find out how plastic pollution is impacting this tropical paradise. “Oceans Without Limits” is an epic and cinematic Oceanic Adventure with an element of Science.
 
A crew, made up of a Skipper, Pro Diver, Marine Biologist and Filmmaker, go way off the beaten track to document their findings. They travel from South Africa to Madagascar, Seychelles, Maldives and a distant Archipelago called Chagos. Their discoveries are both unexpected and shocking!
 
Thank you for supporting our mission to end plastic pollution. By purchasing or renting our film, you are enabling us to move towards our next project which is to go back and develop a method of cleaning up remote islands that are polluted by plastic!

OUR STORY

We have all been touched by the Ocean in some form or another, with a few of us having been fortunate enough to call the Ocean ‘our office’. We are now in a position to give something back and use our journey across the Indian Ocean to highlight the plight of Plastic Pollution.

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OUR MISSION

An adventure of a life time on the Indian Ocean brought three men together to explore ways to end the plastic horror engulfing our marine life. By using the latest in video and camera technology we will provided continuous insight into our travels, capturing life at sea, all action on board the motor yacht ACHARNE.

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OUR BOAT

The concept of taking a well-respected ex-racing yacht and converting it to a serious ocean passage making motoryacht is not new. By reducing the yacht’s displacement by removing the sailing rig, modifying the keel, and installing a larger engine you create an extraordinary explorer yacht.

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OUR DOCUMENTARIES

The journey covered some of the most spectacularly beautiful and isolated places in the worlds. After the completion of the trip a feature-length documentary was created to share what we had captured, this is Oceans Without Limits.

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OUR RESEARCH

Seagrass is a true flowering plant that grows in clumps and can form extensive underwater beds. The physical structure of seagrass beds provides a combination of food and habitat which allows for high biomass and productivity of commercially important fish species. The seagrass beds in the Indian Ocean region also act as a nursery for species that inhabit adjacent habitats such as coral reefs and mangroves.

Seagrass is a bio-engineer of soft sediment habitats and maintains shoreline stability by preventing erosion of the sediment with its roots and rhizomes which disrupts currents and promotes the settling of suspended sediments and restricts their resuspension. Seagrass may also have a similar effect on suspended microplastic particles and thus increase the amount of microplastic in the sediment in areas inhabited by seagrass beds causing adverse effects within the ecosystem and its fauna.

The aim of our study was to test whether seagrass beds cause an increase in the quantity of microplastic in the sediment in the Indian Ocean where many people are reliant on the sea for both protein and income.

Due to the relevant literature, a higher quantity of microplastic was expected in areas where seagrass is present compared to areas where it is absent

Our aim is to educate, create awareness and SHARE OUR research!

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As Plastic Free July wraps up (in plastic-free wrapping, of course..) it’s an especially reminiscent time for us - reflecting on the very real highs and lows of our deep, wide ocean journey. What we experienced was a huge amount to process at the time - an epic adventure, with so many stories to understand and absorb.

Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t all plain sailing by any seaward stretch; we were at the mercy of some crazy conditions and testing oceans. But interwoven were remarkable people and initiatives, moments of breathtaking beauty and profound connections with the natural world.

None of this has faded with time since our return; the memories are vivid and, as we’d hoped, the film is the ultimate record and reminder of what we saw and learnt and you can access the full movie on our website - www.oceanswithoutlimits.com. 

The Western Indian Ocean is a powerful example of the global tides of plastic we face, and a huge incentive to change the way we view and treat our oceans with regards to our waste.

But shock and awe aside, we want this story to be an inspiration too. We were so grateful for a healthy sense of humour amongst the crew throughout all the challenges, and for the power of a positive outlook too. 
Please carry this wave of change forward with us, far and beyond #plasticfreejuly, to together choose #solutions over #pollution .

'Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.' 
– Archbishop Desmond Tutu

#plasticfree #wavesofchange #wavesforchange #bethechange #plasticorplanet #plasticoceans #solutionnotpollution #pollution #plasticpollution #marinelife #cleanseas #oceanpledge #zerowaste #oceanswithoutlimits #surfersagainstsewage #seathebiggerpicture #seachange
As Plastic Free July wraps up (in plastic-free wrapping, of course..) it’s an especially reminiscent time for us - reflecting on the very real highs and lows of our deep, wide ocean journey. What we experienced was a huge amount to process at the time - an epic adventure, with so many stories to understand and absorb. Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t all plain sailing by any seaward stretch; we were at the mercy of some crazy conditions and testing oceans. But interwoven were remarkable people and initiatives, moments of breathtaking beauty and profound connections with the natural world. None of this has faded with time since our return; the memories are vivid and, as we’d hoped, the film is the ultimate record and reminder of what we saw and learnt and you can access the full movie on our website - www.oceanswithoutlimits.com. The Western Indian Ocean is a powerful example of the global tides of plastic we face, and a huge incentive to change the way we view and treat our oceans with regards to our waste. But shock and awe aside, we want this story to be an inspiration too. We were so grateful for a healthy sense of humour amongst the crew throughout all the challenges, and for the power of a positive outlook too. Please carry this wave of change forward with us, far and beyond #plasticfreejuly, to together choose #solutions over #pollution . 'Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.' – Archbishop Desmond Tutu #plasticfree #wavesofchange #wavesforchange #bethechange #plasticorplanet #plasticoceans #solutionnotpollution #pollution #plasticpollution #marinelife #cleanseas #oceanpledge #zerowaste #oceanswithoutlimits #surfersagainstsewage #seathebiggerpicture #seachange

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