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Dive Against Debris Diver


Become a Dive Against Debris Diver

The health of our oceans is under threat from the ever-growing amount of plastic pollution. As a dive against debris diver, you can help to clean up our oceans and make a difference.

There are many reasons to become a dive against debris diver. You can make a difference to the health of our oceans and gain a sense of satisfaction from knowing that you are helping to clean up our planet. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and start making a difference! As a dive against debris diver, you will be making a difference to the health of our oceans. You will also gain a sense of satisfaction from knowing that you are helping to clean up our planet.

Make a difference on each dive by getting drawn into your inner citizen scientist. During your Dive Against Debris course, you will learn how ocean plastic and trash clean-ups not only keep your local dive sites cleaner, but also how to contribute to a global database that monitors our planet's marine debris problem. With the support from your instructor, you will be a part of a Dive Against Debris study and implement the way you love for the underwater world to become a citizen scientist to create real action.

The new PADI / Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Specialty is designed to provide you with additional knowledge about debris issues and equip you with the skills necessary to complete ongoing Dive Against Debris surveys.

The Dive Against Debris Specialty course provides students with the skills to help plan a dive, report any debris, and rubbish that was found during the dive, and participate or support dive surveys. Those who are more experience may also start their own dive surveys.

The PADI Dive Against Debris Course has the following key elements:

  1. Educate. To educate divers about the negative impacts of marine debris, what it is, where it comes from, and how divers have the power to be part of the solution. To explain how to join the global PADI Torchbearer movement of scuba divers protecting our ocean planet.
  2. Train. To train a PADI Divemaster by providing them with the insights and the practical knowledge and skills to conduct a Dive Against Debris survey, how to create a dive profile for a survey dive, how to use photography for an effective survey, and how to make decisions about what to remove and what to leave behind.
  3. Report. Emphasize the five steps needed (weigh, sort, record, dispose, and report) to convert your dives into an activity which will help save the ocean.

Join the PADI Torchbearer movement of divers protecting our ocean planet and letting every dive count.