Help keep your favorite dive site and local marine environment free of debris and contribute to the largest global underwater database in the world. To reduce marine debris by 50% in targeted countries by 2030, we need everyone working together at local, national and international levels. See PADI AWARE’s Marine Debris page for more information.
The primary goals of this Dive Against Debris course are to leverage marine debris surveys you and your fellow divers submit for the purposes of debris management and control, and to directly address the problem by removing debris. These actions contribute to critical scientific research that advances the PADI Blueprint for Ocean Action.
Any PADI Junior Open Water Diver, Freediver or Advanced Mermaid or higher can take the Dive Against Debris Speciality course and help tackle marine debris issues head on. Become a diver to join the world’s largest underwater citizen science movement on the planet. Through this course you’ll be able to participate in regular Dive Against Debris surveys and become part of the solution.
Become a diver to join the world’s largest underwater citizen science movement on the planet. Any PADI Junior Open Water Diver, Freediver or Advanced Mermaid, can help to tackle marine debris issues head on. It's as easy as logging your dives.
- Find your local PADI Dive Center to get certified in Dive Against Debris. This is a standardized Adventure Dive so you can get your Advanced Open Water Certification and Dive Against Debris at the same time.
- Create a My Ocean profile so you can submit marine debris data after your dive. (Use this profile to log into the app)
- Report Dive Against Debris Data with the new PADI AWARE App. (Found on the Apple store or Google Play)
- Download the Survey Toolkit before your dive! This kit has all the essentials for survey success.
- Search the Conservation Activities Locator to find a Dive Against Debris survey near you.
- Check out the Dive Against Debris Map: DiveAgainstDebris.org