The PADI AWARE Foundation, a non-profit organization, engages the world’s largest dive community in projects, activities and initiatives that protect and conserve underwater environments. PADI AWARE mission is to drive local mobilization for global ocean conservation.
The Dive Against Debris® programme was launched in 2011. Since then, millions of pieces of marine debris have been removed and reported by divers and ocean enthusiasts like you.
Until Dive Against Debris, researchers and managers knew little about the relationship between the coast and seafloor litter, but this programme has changed that.
The objective of this course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to conduct Dive Against Debris surveys, including the removal of underwater marine debris and the submission of the data to the PADI AWARE Foundation for compilation for the benefit of researchers and scientists. Dive Against Debris surveys and the data submitted are essential to help drive change and informed policy.
Prerequisites: PADI Junior Open Water Diver or qualification of another training organization.
Time commitment: 2 days, First theoretical step via Elearning, and 1 day to do 1 dive tank.
Minimum age: 10 years old
Number of dives: 1 dive
E- Learning is included