The underwater world needs heroes. You can be one of them by championing the causes of the world’s most fragile and important aquatic ecosystems.
You can make a difference. Learn about some of the most pressing problems facing these vulnerable environments and everyday actions you can take to help conserve them. It’s informative, interesting and most importantly, you learn how to make a difference.
Project AWARE’s flagship citizen-science program, Dive Against Debris®, empowers scuba divers to remove marine debris from the ocean and report data on the types, quantities and locations of materials collected.
Since the program’s launch in 2011, more than 50,000 divers have participated in Dive Against Debris in 114 countries around the world, reporting over 1 million pieces of trash. As the only underwater debris data collection program of its kind, Dive Against Debris both improves the health of ocean ecosystems through localized volunteer efforts and provides valuable information about underwater debris to help inform policy change.
Our next goal: Add our next million pieces of debris to the global Dive Against Debris dataset by the end of 2020 to mobilize local communities and continue to build evidence of the scale of the global marine debris crisis. Be part of the #NextMillion2020!
A must read - this guide contains important information on choosing your survey site, correct survey protocol conducting your survey the right way and reporting your data accurately. Before you dive in, be sure to read the Survey Guide and make sure your survey dives are conducted the right way.
Visit Project AWARE Foundation to download your copy today. Otherwise, your learning materials and equipment are available by contacting EMERALD COASTS SCUBA.
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For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the EMERALD COASTS SCUBA Team members.