Don’t let your dives go to waste! Grab your mesh bag, scuba gear and a data card. Take a giant stride and Dive Against Debris.
Scuba divers have cleaned debris from underwater environments for decades. But despite our best efforts, the trash from our daily lives keeps piling up.
In response to the onslaught of marine debris, one of the biggest ocean issues of our time, Project AWARE launched Dive Against Debris.
Created by divers for divers, this global, underwater survey of rubbish is designed to increase debris removal efforts, prevent harm to marine life and connect your underwater actions to policy changes and prevention.
The course equips you with the knowledge and skills to complete Dive Against Debris surveys, and to lead action to make a difference. During this course, you will be involved in all aspects of a Dive Against Debris survey from underwater debris removal, through data recording, to online data reporting.
Dive Against Debris surveys and the data submitted are essential to help drive change and inform policy. Your certification fee also helps to support Project AWARE and the vital work they do to conserve our ocean environment, so it’s a great way to support Project AWARE whilst learning more about the issues they tackle.
The course can be completed in a day, and involves a Dive Against Debris dive. This is a full PADI Speciality, and counts towards your Master Scuba Diver qualification.