PADI PADI AWARE - Dive Against Debris
What is Project AWARE?
"For nearly 25 years, PADI AWARE has grown and changed in response to emerging challenges facing the world’s underwater environments. Since 2011, they have focused on two top ocean issues where scuba divers are uniquely positioned to influence change - shark and ray conservation and marine debris."
You can learn more about the PADI AWARE mission here
Do you want to make a difference on every dive but are not sure where to begin? Gain the knowledge and skills you need by taking the Dive Against Debris Specialty.
You'll learn to complete Dive Against Debris surveys, sharing important environmental information with PADI AWARE, and of course keep you your local dive sites healthier by removing rubbish, on this course you will:
Learn about marine debris, the damage done, what it is, where it comes from and how divers are part of the solution.
How to establish a Dive Against Debris survey, the survey frequency, sites, profiles and equipment. Also the use of photography and knowing what to leave behind.
How to make your survey count. The five easy steps to report the debris you've removed to maximize each survey's benefits.
How to join the global PADI AWARE movement of scuba divers protecting our ocean planet.
You need to be a minimum of a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, to enrol in the Dive Against Debris Specialty course.
Bespoke Scuba will make a a £10.00 donation to PADI AWARE on your behalf as part of your course fee. You can of course add more to support this AWESOME and productive organisation. For this you will get a special PADI AWARE e-certification card.
Option 1 - Course and PADI AWARE donation - £120
Option 2 - And add on rubbish collection mesh bag - £140