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.