You’ve seen it first-hand. Marine debris is not only unsightly, it’s dangerous to sea life, hazardous to human health, and costly to our economies.
Join us to survey and keep our Adopt A Dive Site no.13 in the world clean and free from net. Or adopt your own and further the research for Project AWARE to help save the fantasctic marine life we dive to enjoy.
Every year tens of thousands of marine animals and seabirds die from eating or getting tangled up
in marine debris - or trash in the ocean. Marine debris also damages habitats, makes coastal areas
unattractive to visit and is expensive to remove. As much as seventy percent of the rubbish entering
our ocean sinks to the seafloor; only divers have the skills to tackle underwater marine debris.
To make long-term improvements individuals, businesses and governments need to make
changes that stop rubbish from entering the ocean. For the best results, these changes must
be driven by an accurate picture of the extent of the marine debris problem. By completing Dive
Against Debris™ surveys you and your students help build that picture from an underwater
perspective. The data you collect through Dive Against Debris™ helps drive changes that protect
marine life and marine environments.
Project AWARE Foundation is the scuba diving industry’s leading nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to conserving the aquatic environment through education, advocacy and action. Besides completing a Project AWARE Specialty course, you can become a partner in the efforts to preserve the underwater environment.
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If you are interested in becoming an underwater conservationist, you’ll also enjoy these specialty courses:
For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the FLIPPAS-N-FINS Team members.