ASC Microplastics Adventurer
I gaze up at a dizzying school of swarming silver jacks, holding my breath, for a brief moment, time stands still. Free diving the remote Isla Isabella 80 miles off the Central Mexican coast surrounded by hundreds of pelagic fish provides a stark reminder that I’ve entered the food chain. I pop my head up and marvel at the isolated rock, laughing with delight.
After nearly two months on the boat, it still feels surreal to be sailing down the Pacific coast of Central America with some of my closest friends, surfing, diving and exploring as we go.
Making our way south, we’re visiting protected marine areas and taking water samples for ASC's microplastic research. Just a year ago, none of us would’ve imagined that we'd be visiting this Jurassic-like island, made famous by Jacques Costeau and surrounded by thousands of squawking blue-footed boobies and soaring frigate birds.