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WHY? Why we should care about the ocean.


We are all AWARE that the worlds oceans are in dire straits and that we MUST change our habits... The oceans are drowning in plastic. But where to start?

Reef Divers care! We all love the beauty of the underwater world and we are a little spoilt with the stunning beaches and coral reefs in SA. We have all also walked on a quiet beach and seen the plastic and rubish lying at the high water mark...that hopeless feeling when you look along the beach and realise its just too much for one person to pick up, and that it will just be back the next day...

You CAN do something! Remember the plastic straws ? how in a short span they dissapeared? It took a small effort from a LOT of people but it made a change!

PADI is in the forefront ot this change with conservation programms funded by divers. 

Have a look at the below links and find out what YOU can do to make that small difference! 

 PADI Aware:

  • is a publicly funded non-profit with three registered charities across the globe
  • drives local action for global ocean conservation
  • does citizen science, public policy and community grants
  • strives towards a collective vision to achieve balance between humanity and the ocean


Green Fins:

  • offers low-cost and practical solutions to local and industry-wide environmental challenges
  • has education and capacity-building assistance to empower environmental champions
  • shares a vision to make sustainable diving and snorkeling the social norm
  • strives to improve the health of coral reefs across the global ocean

 Adopt the Blue:

  • provides provides multiple pathways for PADI operators, professionals, divers and other ocean enthusiasts to get actively involved in conservation at both the local and global level
  • lets you participate in underwater citizen science
  • lobbies and advocates local governments
  • supports in-country projects and campaigns
  • helps with organising volunteers for conservation events


Do a Dive Against Debris course to kick start you ocean conservation journey!!

Check out these cool Links about ocean conservation - if you have any more you think we should add let us know!




PADI AWARE foundation