Dive volunteers keep cleaning tradition going at Honokohau Harbor

  • Volunteer Thomas Lazar hauls away trash collected Saturday at Honokohau Harbor. (Tom Hasslinger/West Hawaii Today)

  • Volunteers pose for their trophy shot next to the trash pile they collected during a harbor dive Saturday hosted by Jack’s Diving Locker and Ocean Defenders Alliance.

  • Over the course of five dives, volunteers collected about 14,000 pounds of trash on Saturday. (Photos by Tom Hasslinger/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Jim Ward’s hands explored what he couldn’t see underwater on Saturday morning, inch by inch, until he came upon … something.